The SAGA To Replace Our Choppers

The Canadian Press  01. 9.2014
OTTAWA - A timeline of major events in the protracted and ongoing effort to replace the Canadian military's shipborne and search-and-rescue...
Ottawa Won't Scrap Troubled Helicopter Purchase

Ottawa Won't Scrap Troubled Helicopter Purchase

The Canadian Press  01. 3.2014
OTTAWA - The federal government has decided not to scrap its troubled purchase of CH-148 Cyclone helicopters.Instead, Ottawa will go ahead...
Scratch That: Tories Reverse Changes To Foreign Worker Program

Scratch That: Tories Reverse Changes To Foreign Worker Program

Stephanie Levitz  04.29.2013
OTTAWA - After weeks of public outcry over the scarcity of Canadian jobs, the Conservative government delivered a pink slip Monday to a...
Replacing Staff With Foreign Workers? That's 'Unacceptable'

Replacing Staff With Foreign Workers? That's 'Unacceptable'

Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press  04. 7.2013
TORONTO - The Royal Bank of Canada was scrambling to explain its hiring practices to customers Sunday after a media report claiming the...
Changes Will Sweeten Benefits For Parents

Changes Will Sweeten Benefits For Parents

Jane Gerster, The Canadian Press  03.11.2013
OTTAWA - The federal government, under fire over tougher employment insurance rules, is sweetening benefits for parents.It says it will...

Why the EI Program Should Become a True Insurance System

03. 6.2013
The recent changes to the employment insurance (EI) system implemented by the Conservative government continue to fuel discontent in the...
Conservatives Set Dollar 'Targets' For EI Fraud

Conservatives Set Dollar 'Targets' For EI Fraud

Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press  02.25.2013
OTTAWA - Service Canada investigators have been given annual "performance objectives" to find $485,000 each in fraudulent or ineligible...
EI Changes Under Fire

EI Changes Under Fire

01. 8.2013
People on employment insurance now have less time to find a new job as the federal government reforms its rules on benefits payments. ...
Canada's EI Changes Now In Effect

Canada's EI Changes Now In Effect

The Canadian Press  01. 6.2013
OTTAWA - Contentious changes to employment insurance are now in effect.Beginning Sunday, people on EI face stricter, more complex rules...

Why Social Finance Is on Our Radar

11.22.2012
Our Government has a commitment to explore social finance in Canada. Broadly speaking, social finance is an emerging field in a number...
Entire Foreign Worker Program Under Review

Entire Foreign Worker Program Under Review

James Keller, The Canadian Press  11. 8.2012
VANCOUVER - Controversial plans to hire 201 Chinese workers at a proposed mine in northern British Columbia have prompted Ottawa to announce...

On Second Thought..

The Canadian Press  10. 6.2012
OTTAWA - The Harper government has quietly relented in the face of bruising criticism that changes it recently made to Employment Insurance...
Finley: I'm Not Handing Over EI To The Parti Quebecois

Finley: I'm Not Handing Over EI To The Parti Quebecois

Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press  09. 5.2012
OTTAWA - The federal minister who will likely be the first to face any separatist pressure from Quebec's new government is already brushing...
Feds Aim To Put People With Disabilities To Work

Feds Aim To Put People With Disabilities To Work

The Canadian Press  07.29.2012
OTTAWA - The federal government is putting together a task force to figure out how to get more people with disabilities employed in meaningful...
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