National Newswatch

Facing labour shortages, Liberals loosen rules on foreign workers ahead of budget

Apr 4 2022 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Days before the Liberals release their latest spending plan, the federal government has eased rules on temporary foreign workers in some areas of the economy desperately in need of employees. The changes announced Monday will allow employers to hire foreign workers for more low-wage jobs, and in areas where the unemployment rate remains […]

Facing labour shortages, Liberals loosen rules on foreign workers ahead of budget

Apr 4 2022 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Days before the Liberals release their latest spending plan, the federal government has eased rules on temporary foreign workers in some areas of the economy desperately in need of employees. The changes announced Monday will allow employers to hire foreign workers for more low-wage jobs, and in areas where the unemployment rate remains […]

Facing labour shortages, Liberals loosen rules on foreign workers ahead of budget

Apr 4 2022 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Days before the Liberals release their latest spending plan, the federal government has eased rules on temporary foreign workers in some areas of the economy desperately in need of employees. The changes announced Monday will allow employers to hire foreign workers for more low-wage jobs, and in areas where the unemployment rate remains […]

Universities eye federal budget for research cash as competition for talent heats up

Apr 4 2022 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Post-secondary schools and students are looking to the Liberals to make a down payment in the post-pandemic economy by boosting research spending in the federal budget coming this week. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will deliver the government's next fiscal plan on April 7. Universities Canada president Paul Davidson is expecting it to include […]

Industry looks to budget for help on supply chain problems, domestic production

Apr 1 2022 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are being asked to muscle space in next week's budget to help Canada become more productive, and lay investments to lure new companies as part of a push to simplify pandemic-strained supply chains. For years, Canadian businesses have under-invested in technology and other measures that could help workers more easily […]

Industry looks to budget for help on supply chain problems, domestic production

Apr 1 2022 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are being asked to muscle space in next week's budget to help Canada become more productive, and lay investments to lure new companies as part of a push to simplify pandemic-strained supply chains. For years, Canadian businesses have under-invested in technology and other measures that could help workers more easily […]

Federal Liberals set to deliver budget on April 7, Freeland tells House of Commons

Mar 29 2022 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government will unveil its 2022 budget next week under the weight of expectations to deliver unfulfilled election promises, a slew of new social programs as part of a political pact and an international commitment to boost Canada’s military spending. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said Tuesday she will deliver this year's spending […]

Canada under the gun as NATO allies to present defence spending plans by June

Mar 24 2022 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — BRUSSELS — Pressure from Canada's allies to boost the country's defence budget marked the end of an extraordinary summit on the war in Ukraine, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised anew to increase military spending but with only vague suggestions of how to get there. NATO members gathered Thursday in the Belgian capital, strategizing on […]

Canada under the gun as NATO allies to present defence spending plans by June

Mar 24 2022 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — BRUSSELS — Pressure from Canada's allies to boost the country's defence budget marked the end of an extraordinary summit on the war in Ukraine, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed anew to increase military spending but with only vague suggestions of how to get there. NATO members gathered Thursday in the Belgian capital, strategizing on […]

Trudeau, NATO leaders hear plea from Zelenskyy for military support

Mar 24 2022 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — BRUSSELS — Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has delivered an urgent plea for military aid to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other NATO leaders, pointedly calling them out for failing to do everything possible to help his country. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has left Europe facing its biggest security threat since the Second World War, but […]

Trudeau calls on European leaders to unite, aid Ukraine and further sanction Russia

Mar 23 2022 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — BRUSSELS — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a plea to European leaders to come together as democracies in the face of Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and tackle growing uncertainties citizens have about the future. The one-month-old conflict has not only caused security unrest in Europe and around the globe, it has also sent another […]

Trudeau calls on European leaders to unite, aid Ukraine and further sanction Russia

Mar 23 2022 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — BRUSSELS — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making a plea to European leaders to come together as democracies in the face of Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and tackle rising uncertainties citizens have about the future. Speaking to European parliamentarians Wednesday, the prime minister said those economic uncertainties have percolated for years, but are now […]