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New five week, use-it-or-lose-it paternity leave benefit kicks in

Mar 17 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government says more families than expected are taking advantage of the new ability to extend a year's worth of parental leave benefits over 18 months. Since the extension was made available in December 2017, more than 32,000 parents have availed themselves of the option — well above the anticipated 20,000 claims federal officials expected to get each year. On Sunday, a new […]

New five week, use-it-or-lose-it paternity leave benefit kicks in

Mar 17 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government says more families than expected are taking advantage of the new ability to extend a year's worth of parental leave benefits over 18 months. Since the extension was made available in December 2017, more than 32,000 parents have availed themselves of the option — well above the anticipated 20,000 claims federal officials expected to get each year. On Sunday, a new […]

New five week, use-it-or-lose-it paternity leave benefit kicks in

Mar 17 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government says more families than expected are taking advantage of the new ability to extend a year's worth of parental leave benefits over 18 months. Since the extension was made available in December 2017, more than 32,000 parents have availed themselves of the option — well above the anticipated 20,000 claims federal officials expected to get each year. On Sunday, a new […]

Supreme Court rules ‘belief’ requirement in child-luring law is unconstitutional

Mar 15 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says a provision of the country's law forbidding the luring of children via the internet is unconstitutional and is ordering a new trial for a Toronto-area man. Douglas Morrison posted an ad on Craigslist in 2013 entitled "Daddy looking for his little girl," and then had sexually explicit conversations by computer […]

Supreme Court rules ‘belief’ requirement in child-luring law is unconstitutional

Mar 15 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says a provision of the country's law forbidding the luring of children via the internet is unconstitutional and is ordering a new trial for a Toronto-area man. Douglas Morrison posted an ad on Craigslist in 2013 entitled "Daddy looking for his little girl," and then had sexually explicit conversations by computer […]

Supreme Court rules ‘belief’ requirement in child-luring law is unconstitutional

Mar 15 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says a provision of the country's law forbidding the luring of children via the internet is unconstitutional and is ordering a new trial for a Toronto-area man. Douglas Morrison posted an ad on Craigslist in 2013 entitled "Daddy looking for his little girl," and then had sexually explicit conversations by computer […]

Garneau orders grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8s over safety concerns

Mar 14 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau is closing Canadian skies to the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, effectively grounding the planes over safety concerns arising from the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed everyone on board, including 18 Canadians. The decision to ground the planes is a precautionary move that was made after a review […]

Garneau orders grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8s over safety concerns

Mar 14 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau is closing Canadian skies to the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, effectively grounding the planes over safety concerns arising from the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed everyone on board, including 18 Canadians. The decision to ground the planes is a precautionary move that was made after a review […]

Garneau orders grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8s over safety concerns

Mar 14 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau is closing Canadian skies to the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, effectively grounding the planes over safety concerns arising from the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed everyone on board, including 18 Canadians. The decision to ground the planes is a precautionary move that was made after a review […]

Ethiopia embassy staff practised for disaster weeks before crash: senators

Mar 12 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canadian Embassy staff in Ethiopia's capital city took part in emergency-response training just weeks ago, two visiting senators said Tuesday as they described watching consular officials spring into action in the aftermath of this weekend's deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash. The timing of the training proved prescient Sunday after Nairobi-bound Flight 302 plowed into the desert outside the capital city of […]

Ethiopia embassy staff practised for disaster weeks before crash: senators

Mar 12 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canadian Embassy staff in Ethiopia's capital city took part in emergency-response training just weeks ago, two visiting senators said Tuesday as they described watching consular officials spring into action in the aftermath of this weekend's deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash. The timing of the training proved prescient Sunday after Nairobi-bound Flight 302 plowed into the desert outside the capital city of […]

Ethiopia embassy staff practised for disaster weeks before crash: senators

Mar 12 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canadian Embassy staff in Ethiopia's capital city took part in emergency-response training just weeks ago, two visiting senators said Tuesday as they described watching consular officials spring into action in the aftermath of this weekend's deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash. The timing of the training proved prescient Sunday after Nairobi-bound Flight 302 plowed into the desert outside the capital city of […]

Feds set rules on use of AI in government services amid wider testing

Mar 4 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The department that oversees the federal social safety net has quietly started testing artificial-intelligence systems that could one day make it faster and easier to get answers about benefits and services. A small team inside Employment and Social Development Canada is experimenting with ways to simplify navigating one of the largest service organizations in […]

Feds set rules on use of AI in government services amid wider testing

Mar 4 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The department that oversees the federal social safety net has quietly started testing artificial-intelligence systems that could one day make it faster and easier to get answers about benefits and services. A small team inside Employment and Social Development Canada is experimenting with ways to simplify navigating one of the largest service organizations in […]

Feds set rules on use of AI in government services amid wider testing

Mar 4 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The department that oversees the federal social safety net has quietly started testing artificial-intelligence systems that could one day make it faster and easier to get answers about benefits and services. A small team inside Employment and Social Development Canada is experimenting with ways to simplify navigating one of the largest service organizations in […]