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Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

Jul 4 2020 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Migrant workers and other non-permanent residents — many of whom have been working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic — took to the streets in cities across Canada on Saturday, calling on Ottawa to grant them greater rights and protections. Temporary foreign farm labourers, care workers, international students and undocumented workers who have been […]

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

Jul 4 2020 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Migrant workers and other non-permanent residents — many of whom have been working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic — took to the streets in cities across Canada on Saturday, calling on Ottawa to grant them greater rights and protections. Temporary foreign farm labourers, care workers, international students and undocumented workers who have been […]

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

Jul 4 2020 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Migrant workers and other non-permanent residents — many of whom have been working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic — took to the streets in cities across Canada on Saturday, calling on Ottawa to grant them greater rights and protections. Temporary foreign farm labourers, care workers, international students and undocumented workers who have been […]

More COVID-19 aid, PPE needed for First Nations and Metis, leaders say

Apr 8 2020 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — First Nations and Metis leaders say they need more from Ottawa to combat COVID-19 in their communities, including money, assistance with security and help acquiring protective equipment. Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde says money earmarked for First Nations for COVID-19 response so far is not proportional to the populations in their communities and more financial help […]

More COVID-19 aid, PPE needed for First Nations and Metis, leaders say

Apr 8 2020 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — First Nations and Metis leaders say they need more from Ottawa to combat COVID-19 in their communities, including money, assistance with security and help acquiring protective equipment. Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde says money earmarked for First Nations for COVID-19 response so far is not proportional to the populations in their communities and more financial help […]

Ethics czar erred in approving LeBlanc’s use of Irving plane: Democracy Watch

Jul 17 2019 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The House of Commons' ethics watchdog should never have approved a flight taken by Liberal cabinet minister Dominic LeBlanc on a private aircraft owned by J.D. Irving, says an organization that advocates for greater government accountability. Duff Conacher, co-founder of Democracy Watch, said ethics commissioner Mario Dion erred in pre-approving LeBlanc's private trip from Moncton to Montreal aboard […]

Ethics czar erred in approving LeBlanc’s use of Irving plane: Democracy Watch

Jul 17 2019 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The House of Commons' ethics watchdog should never have approved a flight taken by Liberal cabinet minister Dominic LeBlanc on a private aircraft owned by J.D. Irving, says an organization that advocates for greater government accountability. Duff Conacher, co-founder of Democracy Watch, said ethics commissioner Mario Dion erred in pre-approving LeBlanc's private trip from Moncton to Montreal aboard […]

Ethics czar erred in approving LeBlanc’s use of Irving plane: Democracy Watch

Jul 17 2019 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The House of Commons' ethics watchdog should never have approved a flight taken by Liberal cabinet minister Dominic LeBlanc on a private aircraft owned by J.D. Irving, says an organization that advocates for greater government accountability. Duff Conacher, co-founder of Democracy Watch, said ethics commissioner Mario Dion erred in pre-approving LeBlanc's private trip from Moncton to Montreal aboard […]

P.E.I., Quebec intervene in Saskatchewan’s legal challenge of carbon tax

Jul 8 2019 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prince Edward Island and Quebec have joined as interveners in Saskatchewan's legal challenge of the federal carbon tax. P.E.I. Premier Dennis King said in Ottawa Monday that he does not want to be seen as a Progressive Conservative premier just joining the "resistance" of other conservative provincial leaders across the country fighting the Trudeau government's carbon tax. Rather, P.E.I. […]

P.E.I., Quebec intervene in Saskatchewan’s legal challenge of carbon tax

Jul 8 2019 — Teresa Wright , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prince Edward Island and Quebec have joined as interveners in Saskatchewan's legal challenge of the federal carbon tax. P.E.I. Premier Dennis King said in Ottawa Monday that he does not want to be seen as a Progressive Conservative premier just joining the "resistance" of other conservative provincial leaders across the country fighting the Trudeau government's carbon tax. Rather, P.E.I. […]