- Job surge drops unemployment rate to 5.9 per cent
- Former U.S. national security adviser Flynn to plead guilty to lying to FBI
- Top court overturns decision on Yukon’s Peel watershed; victory for First Nations environmentalists
- StatsCan says overall economy slowed in third quarter
- Feds roll out new mandatory Phoenix training
- Morning Brief: Did Morneau make the grade?
- The bloodletting in the news business is just beginning
- B.C. tells feds to back off, stop interfering in Trans Mountain pipeline
- ‘Historic agreement:’ Canada signs High Arctic commercial fishing ban
- More than 1,000 asylum seekers crossed into Manitoba from the U.S. this year
Posted: 01 Dec 2017 07:47 AM PST
A wave of job creation last month knocked the unemployment rate down to 5.9 per cent – its lowest level in nearly a decade. Statistics Canada said Friday that the economy churned out another 79,500 net new jobs in November and drove the jobless rate down 0.4 percentage points from 6.3 per cent the month […]
Posted: 01 Dec 2017 07:28 AM PST
WASHINGTON — Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is to plead guilty Friday to making false statements to the FBI, becoming the fourth person charged in a wide-ranging investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors. Court documents show Flynn, an early and vocal supporter on the campaign trail of President […]
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Posted: 01 Dec 2017 07:24 AM PST
The Supreme Court of Canada has overturned an appeal court decision that rolled back years of planning for a huge swath of wilderness in Yukon. The unanimous high court ruling, a victory for First Nations and environmental groups, is likely to have a profound impact on resource development in the Peel Watershed, which covers territory […]
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Posted: 01 Dec 2017 06:37 AM PST
The Canadian economy expanded at an annualized rate of 1.7 per cent in the third quarter of 2017 as weaker exports applied downward pressure on growth. Statistics Canada says the increase in real gross domestic product was driven by a one per cent expansion in household spending. But it says exports fell on a quarter-over-quarter […]
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Posted: 01 Dec 2017 04:24 AM PST
The federal government shifted its position on new training for the Phoenix pay system and is now making it mandatory for all employees and managers in its bid to stabilize the pay crisis. Treasury Board Secretary Yaprak Baltacıoğlu notified departments this week that the new training program will be mandatory and that all employees should be […]
Posted: 01 Dec 2017 03:55 AM PST
Posted: 01 Dec 2017 03:00 AM PST
It's a good idea when approaching any of life's big endeavours — whether it's a wedding or a major business transaction — to do a dry run first. The more the dry run simulates the real thing, the better the chances of success. That's how we should view this week's sweeping shutdown of local newspaper […]
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Posted: 01 Dec 2017 01:47 AM PST
THE CANADIAN PRESS — British Columbia says the federal government needs to back off and stop interfering in an independent review process over the approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. Environment Minister George Heyman said he is “very disturbed” that the federal government supports the creation of a standing panel to quickly settle conflicts […]
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Posted: 01 Dec 2017 01:43 AM PST
THE CANADIAN PRESS — An international deal has been reached to prevent commercial fishing in the High Arctic for at least the next 16 years. “Canada has reached an historic agreement in principle today in Washington, D.C. to prevent unregulated commercial fishing in the high seas of the central Arctic Ocean,” Fisheries and Oceans Minister […]
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Posted: 01 Dec 2017 01:40 AM PST
A provincial spokeswoman says more than 1,000 asylum seekers have crossed on foot into Manitoba from the United States so far this year. Carolyn Ryan of Manitoba Housing says 1,069 people crossed the U.S.-Canada border to seek asylum between Jan. 1 and Nov. 18. In May, the province opened a shelter in Gretna, about 30 […]
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