Police checks need to be checked: Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Police checks, which began as a sensible move to ensure the safety of children and vulnerable people in Canada, are becoming a standard employment practice with terrible results depending on where you live.
Take the case of Chris, a young Ontario construction worker who studied and worked hard, in the hope of being hired onto a fire department ...
Backdoor to U.S. allows Canada's military industry to avoid laws on exports to Iraq
Canada's military industry, which normally would be subject to Canada's laws on exports to such countries as Iraq, has a backdoor loophole to avoiding those laws through sales to the United States, according to the non-governmental organization Project Ploughshares.
The latest such sale came to the attention of the organization through a U.S. industry publication. It involves turboprop ...
More questions about human rights and Canada's free trade agreement with Colombia
The Canadian government's most recent assessment of the impact of its free trade agreement with Colombia on human rights in the Latin American country once again fails to give the real consequences of the agreement, according to Amnesty International Canada, the Indigenous Assembly of First Nations, and the Official Opposition NDP party.
Flight attendants worry reduced crews will endanger safety of passengers
Canada's flight attendants urged the federal government to rethink a proposal to introduce regulations that would reduce the number of flight attendants on a flight. In a presentation to the Transport Department Thursday (May 22) CUPE Airline Division President Michel Cournoyer and Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Officer Julie Pelletier outlined the attendants' concerns.
Current Canadian regulations require one flight ...
Province plans to lockout teachers on Monday, dock pay, as teachers appeal to parents
“Effective May 26, 2014, and continuing until further notice, your members will be locked out as described in this letter,” says a letter from the Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) of the province of British Columbia to the union federation representing teachers.
Signed by Michael Marchbank, the public administrator of the association, the letter is in response to escalating job action ...