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Ontario’s use of notwithstanding clause in dispute with union a ‘Pandora’s box,’ expert says

The Ontario government’s move to force school-support staff to stay at work by using the heavy hammer of the notwithstanding clause could have huge repercussions on labour relations, experts say. “If the public is sympathetic to the government [in this case], then the government’s actions will have set a significant precedent for years to …

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Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board has collapsed, expert says

A backlog of cases at the province’s Landlord and Tenant Board is creating hardship for tens of thousands of Ontarians who are having to wait more than half a year to settle a dispute. During the pandemic, the province paused evictions and hearings for months at a time, causing stoppages in the board’s work …

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Sales tax on seeds works against lower carbon footprint, expert and home growers say

Nicola Moore says it was the pandemic that triggered her interest in growing food. “My parents have always had a garden my whole life,” she said. “I never put two and two together until I had a family of my own. And then when we went through the pandemic, I think …

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How Uxbridge’s emergency tornado response got a boost from this local IT expert — and Elon Musk

When a devastating tornado hit Uxbridge, Ont., residents went out and helped, first responders were inundated with calls for help and the township’s emergency operations centre swung into action.  But there was a snag.  The emergency management team was struggling because of the feeble internet and cell service at the Uxbridge fire hall …

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Expert sounds alarm on Canada’s emergency alert system

An expert in emergency alerts says Canada has serious issues with its company-led model based on “discriminatory” technology that differs from alert systems worldwide, and should build one that puts the federal government in control. Michael Hallowes spoke Wednesday during the ongoing public inquiry into the Nova Scotia mass shooting …

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Health expert, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Health expert, Health News, ET HealthWorld

By Shalini Bhardwaj New Delhi: Senior Director of Medanta Hospital Dr Sushila Kataria on Friday warned people not to “be complacent because the situation will worsen in the next two weeks” because the third wave of coronavirus disease has already hit India and it is not just a flu that …

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