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‘Politicized’ immigration debate could hurt jobs, Quebec employers group says

The latest spat between Quebec and Ottawa over immigration is based on politics and not the reality of the labour market, says the head of a major employers group. “In some ways, it’s deplorable,” said Karl Blackburn, president and CEO of the Conseil du patronat du Québec. His comments come …

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Group representing building owners, managers calls on city to reconsider plan to close underground concourse – Winnipeg

Descrease article font size Increase article font size The Building Owners & Managers Association of Manitoba says the city needs to go back to the drawing board when it comes to a proposal to close the underground concourse beneath Portage and Main. Executive Director Tom Thiessen says the group has …

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Staff sound alarm over at-risk teens being “scooped” in group home dispute – Winnipeg

What’s been described by caregivers and biological parents as a “political fight” between a private group home company and the provincial government, is taking a disastrous toll, they say, on some of the teens being uprooted by a child welfare agency as the Manitoba government “winds down” its relationship with …

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Advocacy group accuses Ontario of trying to ‘dismantle’ public health-care system

A health-care advocacy group in Ontario is accusing the Ford government of deliberately underfunding public health care to benefit for-profit clinics in the province. A new report by the Ontario Health Coalition has compiled a master list of unused operating room capacity — space the organization says the government could …

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N.S. landlord group says fixed-term leases are needed. Not everyone’s convinced

A group representing landlords in Nova Scotia says the province’s already-strained rental supply will decrease further if fixed-term leases are restricted or eliminated. The Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia (IPOANS) recently released survey results of what members would do if the province moved to restrict or eliminate fixed-term …

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The ‘Indigo 11’: Group of ‘hate-motivated’ vandals or unconnected activists?

Lesley Wood is an associate professor at York University. Ian Doty is a music teacher at a public school in Scarborough. Suzanne Narain is a community activist in North York. Mac Scott is an immigration consultant. At first glance, they’re a disparate bunch of people from different walks of Toronto …

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Canada weighs ‘responsibly’ listing Iran’s IRGC as terror group, Trudeau says – National

The Canadian government is looking at ways to “responsibly” designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. He made the comments on Monday at a ceremony in Richmond Hill, Ont., marking four years since the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shot down passenger …

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Jewish group wants investigation into online posts following Ottawa terror arrest

A Canadian Jewish organization wants police to investigate Facebook posts allegedly made by the father of a teenage terror suspect arrested in Ottawa. On Facebook, a user whose name and photo match the father of the youth arrested by RCMP on Friday night posted several comments about Jews and Israelis. …

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2 Ontario men accused of belonging to neo-Nazi terrorism group

The RCMP have charged two Ontario men with “knowingly” participating in an international neo-Nazi group listed as a terrorist organization by the Canadian government. The two men – who were not named by the RCMP’s Ontario national security division – are accused of creating terrorist propaganda and recruiting videos for …

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Local women’s group organizing Day of Remembrance vigil in Guelph

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Marianne’s Park in Guelph will be the site of a vigil remembering those killed at L’École Polytechnique in Montreal. A gunman entered a classroom on Dec. 6, 1989 and opened fire, killing 14 women before turning the gun on himself. Wednesday’s Day …

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