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Bankruptcies hit record low in Canada during pandemic

It seems that banks and other creditors providing deferral periods for their clients actually worked. And a federal benefit probably helped, too.

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Wages of non-union Canadian workers increasing faster than union wages

In fact, union wages are increasing at slower rate now than they were a decade ago.

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Federal Liberals announce $72M in child care funding for Alberta

The provincial government allocates $6.9 million.

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Ottawa to spend over $8M on clean technology start ups in Alberta

The money will help the 3 Calgary-based companies develop technologies in wastewater filtration, well drilling, and well sensing.

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In 2019, Canada imprisoned 70% more Indigenous people than in 2001

In 2019, Indigenous people made up over 30% of the incarcerated population in Canada. In 2001, it was 17.59%.

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COVID-19 more likely to affect marginalized communities in Canada

Last week, Innovative Research Group published the results of a recent study they conducted into how COVID-19 has affected marginalized populations in Canada.

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Trudeau government to spend over $500K on safe drug supply project

Last week, the federal government announced that it’d be spending over half a million dollars for a safe supply project in the Toronto area.

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Trudeau replaces CERB with 3 new programmes and updated EI, but still no UBI

The federal government announced upcoming changes to income support benefits it’s providing to Canadian workers. But something’s still missing.

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Liberals to send $2.7 million to Alberta for government food processing facility

Last week, the federal government announced that they’d be sending nearly $2.7 million to Alberta for the Food Processing Development Centre.

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Canada’s ever-shrinking unionized workforce

For decades, the proportion of Canada’s total jobs that unionized jobs made up has been shrinking.