Canadian comic book celebrates May 1st, International Workers' Day
For most Canadians May 1st, is just another day in the year. And unlike people in numerous other countries, few celebrate International Workers' Day. For most in Canada and the United States, North America's alternative Labour Day, the first Monday in September, is the last holiday weekend after the summer, with a few union and labour activities scattered across ...
Canadian short story writer Alistair MacLeod, dead at 77
Best known for his short stories of Cape Breton Island on Canada's Atlantic coast, Alistair MacLeod died at the age of 77, on Sunday (April 20). He had been in hospital ever since having a stroke in January.
Born in the prairie province of Saskatchewan he came to Cape Breton (part of the province of Nova Scotia) as a ...
Canadian government stops survey questions on its own economic policies
Canada's Ministry of Finance has ordered its pollsters "to stop asking Canadians potentially embarrassing questions about its Economic Action Plan advertising", according to a report by Canadian Press journalist Dean Beeby.
The advertising promoting the Economic Action Plan is described by the government as informing Canadians of federal government economic policies and support for citizens.
Canadian, Sandy Nelson chokes back tears as she talks about losing her long-term serving job in the western province of Saskatchewan to temporary foreign workers. Co-worker Shaunna Jennison-Yung is in the same situation.
Canadian employers have been allowed to hire temporary foreign workers since 2002, but only if there are no Canadian workers available to do the job. Foreign ...
“A crisis in refugee mental health care”: advocate
Canadian government funding cuts have substantially reduced assistance for refugees with mental health problems in the western province of British Columbia.
Cuts roundly criticized
Last June, the government implemented cuts to its Interim Federal Health Program, which covers basic health care for refugees, refugee claimants and certain other non-citizens. The move was severely criticized by
Hundreds protest for province to fund private abortion clinics, repeal law
Hundreds of people protested outside the legislature of the Canadian province of New Brunswick on Thursday (April 17) calling on the government to fund private clinics and to repeal Regulation 84-20. The law limits provincial funding of abortions only to hospitals after two doctors certify it's medically necessary. Provincial laws across Canada on abortion vary, there are restrictions, but it is not ...