Government reducing its health benefit payments for public service retirees
The Canadian government announced Wednesday (March 26) it had negotiated a cut to the money it paid into the health care benefits for retired public sector employees from 75 to 50 per cent, a 100 per cent increase for the retirees.
The announcement was made by the minister responsible, Treasury Board President Tony Clement, who said this would ...
Canadians tend to call their children to dinner, rather than get them to help make it and that is a problem according to author Sarah Elton. “It’s important for kids to know how to cook. It’s just as important a skill as numeracy, literacy. It’s a life skill that will serve them their entire lives.”
Artificial sports turf: Statistics vs player opinions on non-contact injury
When artificial turf first appeared, many athletes complained of injuries. The surface was hard, and there was no “give” to it when athletes turned or twisted, often resulting in knee or other injuries.
Artificial surfaces have vastly improved, but a new study says athletes are still wary of playing on an artificial surface
IMF: Canada top G7 with 'dead money' held by non-financial corporations
Money held by Canada's non-financial corporations has doubled between the mid-1990s and 2012, and the increase in Canada has been the fastest of all the G7 countries, according to a February report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Canadian media has reported the amount of cash held by non-financial corporations was $626 billion in 2013 - Canada's deficit in ...
Canada’s western province of British Columbia is known to be at risk for a major earthquake but its auditor-general, Russ Jones, says it is unprepared to deal with one. Jones says his office first advised the provincial government about this kind of safety concern 17 years ago and he was surprised to find it is still not prepared. ...