Working safest: Who’s responsible for what in the workplace
All stakeholders are accountable for their own welfare and those around them.
Federal bill with $100 B in COVID-19 aid now law
Canada Emergency Response Benefit will offer $2,000 a month in direct support through the Canada Revenue Agency.
A look at what’s in the federal COVID-19 aid legislation
Measures aim to blunt the economic impact of the coronavirus.
Ontario introduces job protection measures for COVID-19
Proposed legislation would make it clear that an employee will not be required to provide a medical note if they take the leave.
Chinese officials lash out at US over legislation critical of Hong Kong policies
Part of an ongoing campaign of vilification over what Beijing considers hostile acts aimed at restraining its development as a world power.
Ontario introduces bill to protect farmers from animal rights activists
Livestock producers called for action to prosecute those who trespass on their properties and demonstrate at processing plants.
BC introduces gas price law forcing companies to reveal data
Would legally force oil and gas companies to make known how gas prices are set.
Alberta government to bring in bill to alter union wage deals
Looking for savings to eradicate Alberta’s annual multibillion-dollar budget deficits; NDP calls it a gross abuse of power.
Liberals begin effort to get USMCA ratified in House of Commons
Freeland to brief the federal cabinet soon on plans to table the necessary ratification bill.
Canada says BC trying to impede Trans Mountain with pipeline legislation
Wants BC Court of Appeal to reject proposed amendments to the province’s Environmental Management Act.
Notley set to pass bill that could cut oil to BC in pipeline fight
Will squeeze supply if BC continues to frustrate construction of the pipeline expansion.
Trudeau won’t say whether Liberals will delay cannabis legalization
Already indicated the deadline would be delayed several weeks to give provincial governments, police more time to prepare.
Energy shippers nervous about Alberta plan to control oil, gas exports
Would have the power to direct truckers, pipeline companies and rail operators on how much product can be shipped and when.
Trudeau pledges money, new law to make Trans Mountain pipeline happen
…But positions of Notley and Horgan appear all the more entrenched after April 15 meeting.
Ontario reforms labour laws, boosts minimum wage to $15 in 2019
Businesses say the increase is too fast and will lead to job losses, but reform poplar with labour.
Fight for $15 minimum wage has businesses, economists question economic impact
Research suggests mass layoffs and other detrimental effects could be part of the fallout.
Ontario Chamber concerned about labour review
Major suggested changes to labour legislation would impact competitiveness.
Overregulation in crowdfunding will hurt Canadian startups, small biz
Canada must develop regulatory framework or it risks losing investments in the $3.25B global crowdfunding market, TD report says.
Legislation aimed at removing red tape for business coming
Manufacturers will no longer be required to obtain individual export permits for some products, including steel.
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