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In the Courts: Union loses arbitration over job qualifications at Kitimat smelter

In the Courts: Union loses arbitration over job qualifications at Kitimat smelter

Unifor local argued employer couldn’t bypass seniority and training program to hire already-qualified power engineers
Rob Shaw: Melanie Mark provided a profound call to action. Eby and Falcon aren’t taking the next step

Rob Shaw: Melanie Mark provided a profound call to action. Eby and Falcon aren’t taking the next step

The leaders of B.C.’s two major political parties signalled this week they have no real intention of reforming the toxic culture at the provincial legislature .
B.C.’s negotiations with government lawyers collapse

B.C.’s negotiations with government lawyers collapse

Lawyers working for the B.C. government say they’re willing to strike to win the right to form their own union after negotiations with the province broke down last week.
Sustained jobs growth could push BoC to raise rates again, economists warn

Sustained jobs growth could push BoC to raise rates again, economists warn

OTTAWA — Employment in Canada rose slightly last month after January's jobs report raised eyebrows among economists anticipating a slowdown in the labour market this year.
B.C. adds 6,700 jobs in February as growth slows

B.C. adds 6,700 jobs in February as growth slows

Unemployment rate jumps to 5.1 per cent
Who’s Suing Whom: March 10, 2023

Who’s Suing Whom: March 10, 2023

These corporate claims were filed with the B.C. Supreme Court registry in Vancouver. Information is derived from notices of civil claim. Civil claims have not been tested or proven in court. Defendants Kairos Properties Inc.
Federal environment minister says Alberta silence over oilsands spill 'worrisome'

Federal environment minister says Alberta silence over oilsands spill 'worrisome'

Alberta's nine-month silence over two releases of toxic oilsands tailings water is "worrisome," says federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault.
U.S. President Joe Biden's long-awaited Canada visit to happen March 23-24

U.S. President Joe Biden's long-awaited Canada visit to happen March 23-24

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden will travel to Ottawa on March 23 for his first in-person visit to Canada since taking office in 2021.
Report says long COVID could impact economy and be 'mass disabling event' in Canada

Report says long COVID could impact economy and be 'mass disabling event' in Canada

A report released Thursday by Canada's chief science adviser says she considers COVID-19 the "head" of the pandemic but long COVID its "tail" as the illness inflicts significant harm on individuals, their families and potentially the country's econom
Independent grocers defend chains against food inflation accusations

Independent grocers defend chains against food inflation accusations

OTTAWA — An unlikely alliance between Canada's independent grocers and the country's three largest chains is forming amid accusations that grocery stores are to blame for higher food inflation.