Uvic

Getty

Caribou, Humpbacks May Legally Stand In Way Of Pipeline: Lawsuit

Not even a month has passed since the federally-appointed Joint Review Panel (JRP) released its official report recommending approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline, pending the fulfillment of 209 conditions. Yet already two separate suits have been filed against the integrity of the report, with groups requesting that the federal cabinet delay a final decision on the pipeline project until the Federal Court of Appeal can assess the complaints.
Alamy

Bloated UVic Payroll Needs The Axe

Five years ago, UVic paid out $212.4 million in salaries to its employees. Last year, that had jumped to $253 million - a 19 per cent increase. During that same span, UVic staff benefit costs grew by a third, from $33.7 million in 2007/08 to $44.6 million in 2011/12. In fact, last year, benefit costs grew almost the same amount as the university's shortfall - $4.4 million. One need only look at the top of the university's pay scale to see four clear examples of exorbitant wage growth over the past five years.
Alamy

UVic Serves Strike Notice

Some 1500 support workers at the University of Victoria may go on strike next week, just as students return to school. Canadian Union of Public Employees locals 917 and 951 served a 72-hour strike no...