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Canada unlikely to declare COVID victory as travel restrictions loosen – National
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Canada unlikely to declare COVID victory as travel restrictions loosen – National

The thundering sound of hoofbeats charging toward the end of the track was met with a chorus of cheers from thousands of revellers in cowboy hats and jeans, dazzled by the colorful lights of the midway in the distance. The Calgary Stampede attracted 500,000 visitors in 2021 after a year of pandemic isolation and uncertainty, epitomizing Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s “best summer ever.”Kenney beamed from behind a podium that spring as he declared that Alberta had “crushed” the spike of COVID-19 infections and heralded the return of backyard barbecues, dream weddings, concerts, parties and, of course, the stampede. Read more: U.S. should follow Canada and scrap COVID-19 border rules, lawmakers urge White House Read More ...
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...