Companies have modest hiring plans, expect low wage growth: BoC
Central bank’s business outlook survey finds that wage growth is widely expected to slow over the next year.
Regional airlines reject prospect of government stake in carriers
Canada is the only G7 country to hold off on pledging major financial aid for an industry devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Manitoba’s COVID numbers decline, bars and restaurants face restrictions
Health officials report 80 new cases and deaths of two residents at a Winnipeg personal care home.
Liberals, WE Charity release details on fees with potential confidence vote looming
The Conservatives are pushing an “anticorruption” committee to probe COVID-19 spending
Recovery to be difficult for small businesses that survive COVID
CFIB shows only 26% of small businesses are reporting normal sales volumes, leaving the remainder at risk of insolvency.
$7M FedDev investment drives world-class test environment in Ottawa
Project includes a new, fully equipped mobile command centre that brings a secure network to any location without connectivity.
Supreme Court nominee deflects senators’ questions on climate change
Barrett framed acknowledgment of manmade climate change as a matter of policy, not science.
Better data needed to address inequalities exposed by COVID-19: Njoo
Having more granular data makes it possible to adopt more targeted approaches in different areas of the country.
Manitoba chief says increasing COVID-19 cases on reserves concerning
First Nations population was largely spared of infections earlier this year during the first wave of the virus.
New law needed to allow safe byelections: Green Leader
Chief electoral officer wants a law giving Elections Canada discretion to decide how to administer elections.
UK urged to conclude trade deal with EU to limit Brexit cost
OECD said the British economy will likely end this year 10.1% smaller than when it started.
Trump makes water demand of farms priority for new office
Environmental groups say corporate farming would leave habitats and wildlife without enough water to survive.
Most Canadians want government services available online post COVID-19
The pandemic has emphasized the need for digital IDs, but continue to cite security as a key adoption concern.
Watchdog to monitor how CRA handles COVID stressed taxpayers
Agency shifts back to tax-collection mode after months of focusing on doling out emergency aid.
World Bank approves $12B to finance virus vaccines, care
Part of a package of up to $160 billion to help developing countries fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
EU can put tariffs on $4B of US goods over Boeing support: WTO
One of the largest penalties handed down by the global trade organization, considering which products to target.
Alberta changing COVID-19 testing as cases continue to rise
All tests at assessment centres will be by appointment only, no more drop ins.
PM blasts Tories for push to keep WE probe alive
Sidestepped questions about having one special committee continue the investigation into the charity.
Trudeau delivers another blow to energy, mining sectors
Plan requiring projects to describe how they will achieve net-zero emissions may not even be feasible.
China denies Canadians ‘arbitrarily’ detained over Meng case
Continues to insist they’re suspected of engaging in activities that endanger China’s national security.
Chinese pandemic ‘excuse’ barring access to two Michaels dismissed
Tory MP said a direct in-person visit should have taken place a long time ago with appropriate social distancing.
Microsoft attempts takedown of global criminal botnet
Uses an infrastructure known as Trickbot to infect computers with malware.
UN warns against pursuing herd immunity to stop coronavirus
Too little known about immunity to COVID-19 to know if herd immunity is even achievable.
Trump intensifies focus on Harris in final weeks of campaign
Biden is leading most national and battleground state polls three weeks before the election.
Conference centres, airports, stadiums rush for anti-pandemic status
Accreditation shows training has taken place and there’s a proven system of cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention.
Conservatives want anti-corruption committee to probe WE controversy
Also to press the House ethics and finance committees to resume looking at the matter.
COVID-stricken Trump vows not to participate in virtual debate with Biden
Democrat candidate still game to debate as the race remains defined by the virus and Trump’s attempts to underplay it.
Feds, Ontario ante up millions to produce EVs at Ford’s Oakville plant
Part of a three-year agreement worth nearly $2 billion between the automaker and Unifor announced in September.
Pence, Harris spar over COVID-19 in vice-presidential debate
Candidates and moderator were separated by plexiglass shields, seated more than 12 feet apart and facing a crowd of masked audience members.
Why trade restrictions must be eliminated during COVID-19’s second wave
Nearly 100 countries enacted temporary restrictions or bans on the export of medical products.
Alberta wants to clear the way for ‘untapped’ geothermal energy
Legislation would set the stage for further development of geothermal energy, which comes from heat beneath the earth.
Trudeau’s infrastructure announcement raises red flags
Every dollar spent on white elephant vanity projects reduces the money that could be spent on schools, hospitals.