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Germany’s Chancellor to visit Canada, discuss partnership opportunities: PMO – National
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Germany’s Chancellor to visit Canada, discuss partnership opportunities: PMO – National

The Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, will visit Montréal, Toronto and Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, from Aug. 21 to 23 in an effort to “strengthen the relationship and create jobs”, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office released Saturday. During the visit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he and Scholz will be addressing the global impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and discuss ways the two countries can work together to accelerate the global transition to clean energy, through the use of “clean hydrogen and critical minerals.” Read more: Trudeau and family head to Costa Rica for 2-week vacation “Germany and Canada are close friends on the world stage. We are tied by our shared commitments to democracy, peace and secur...
Ottawa’s plan for hybrid work flawed, public service unions say – National
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Ottawa’s plan for hybrid work flawed, public service unions say – National

Federal public service unions say the government’s plan to get employees back to the office is confusing, disjointed and jeopardizing health and safety. The Treasury Board of Canada released its guidelines on hybrid work arrangements in May, tasking government departments with deciding “whether the location of work can be made flexible, to what extent, and how.”Deputy heads will make decisions about health and safety in the context of how their organization runs, guided by public health authorities and workplace health and safety committees, said Barb Couperus, Treasury Board spokesperson, in a statement Thursday. Read more: Remote, hybrid work dividing Canadian employees as many required on-site Over the coming months, she said departments will gather evide...
Leslyn Lewis won’t attend third Conservative leadership debate – National
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Leslyn Lewis won’t attend third Conservative leadership debate – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 28, 2022 5:47 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Leslyn Lewis has officially decided to skip out on the Conservative party’s next leadership debate. Her campaign says it informed the race’s organizing committee she will not attend the “all-candidate event” set for Aug. 3.The five candidates vying to replace former leader Erin O’Toole have been told by the party they are expected to appear in Ottawa for a third and final official debate before results are revealed Sept. 10. ...
Rising inflation eating into young Canadians’ disposable income: ‘It’s insane’ – National
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Rising inflation eating into young Canadians’ disposable income: ‘It’s insane’ – National

Every time Afua Deborah fills her grocery basket, it’s a shock to the system. “It’s insane seeing the price of, say, broccoli double, or something really menial, like green onions double or triple,” she said.Like many Canadians right now, groceries are putting a big strain on 28-year-old Deborah’s pocketbook, especially now that she is no longer living with her parents.The inflation rate for food, which reached 8.8 per cent in June compared to the same time last year, continues to outpace the broader rate of 8.1 per cent. Read more: Canada should help people struggling with rising food costs, advocates say Deborah, who lives in Toronto and has been working as a front-end developer for the last two years, said rent is the other major variable eating away at h...
Canada’s response to AIDS lagging, activists say ahead of international conference
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Canada’s response to AIDS lagging, activists say ahead of international conference

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 26, 2022 1:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canadian HIV and AIDS organizations say an international AIDS conference opening in Montreal this week is shining a light on Canada’s lagging response to the disease. Advocates say federal funding for HIV and AIDS has been frozen since 2008, even though the number of people in Canada living with HIV has risen by 25 per cent since then. Read more: Canada should commit $1.2B to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria: ...