Tim Louis: Is the City of Vancouver’s ethical purchasing policy meaningful?

When I was in my second term on Vancouver city council (2002-2005), I was approached by my good friend Tom Sandbornwho had a very serious concern. Tom alerted me to the fact that the City of Vancouver was purchasing apparel manufactured in sweatshops located in many countries around the world where health and safety regulations … Read more

Rock star Randy Bachman reunited with beloved stolen guitar

TOKYO (AP) — Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman’s long search came to an end Friday when he was reunited in Tokyo with a cherished guitar 45 years after it was stolen from a Toronto hotel. “My girlfriend is right there,” said Bachman, 78, a former member of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, as the … Read more

Firms see rise in candidates ‘ghosting’ interviews amid tight labor market

Naz Kullar believed she had a good candidate for her team at the Trotman Auto Group after a successful pre-screen conversation late last year. The human resources’ applicant was positive, enthusiastic and lived nearby. All signs pointed to a quality hire, so no sense waiting. “You have to move fast in this kind of market,” … Read more

Ottawa toughens rules on fuel emissions to boost clean energy

A tug boats guides the oil tanker Eternal Sunshine out of Portland Harbor while fisherman Bruce Hodge waits for a fish to bite on June 10, in Portland, Maine. Crude oil is pumped from Maine to Quebec, Canada, via the 236-mile Portland-Montreal Pipe Line.Robert F. Bukaty/The Associated Press The federal government has toughened a contentious … Read more

Canada Has 3 Of The World’s 10 Most Livable Cities In 2022

Calgary ranks no. 3 on the 2022 list of the world’s most livable cities. getty Whether you’re considering a big move or simply want to discover a wonderful new city destination on your travels, think about pointing your compass due north this year. Three Canadian cities landed in the top 10 on the Global Liveability … Read more

Is life getting too expensive for retirement saving?

Retirement saving is the obvious cut for households struggling to stay centerd financially while interest rates rise and inflation keeps burning up more income. The 2022 Canadian Retirement Survey by the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) highlights the precariousness of retirement saving right now. Almost four in 10 working people did not put away … Read more

Biden says decision on gas tax holiday may come this week

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday that he will decide by the end of the week whether he would support a federal gasoline tax holiday, possibly saving US consumers as much as 18.4 cents a gallon. “Yes, I’m considering it,” Biden told reporters after taking a walk along the beach near … Read more

Canada announces ban on single-use plastics in ‘historic step’ | Environment News

New regulations will prohibit sale and import of ‘harmful’ plastics, with some time for businesses to adjust. The government of Canada announced that it will ban the manufacturing and import of a number of “harmful” single-use plastics, with several new regulations coming into place in December. The new rules, announced Monday, will apply to checkout … Read more

Twitter reactions to Canadian professor mask shames United flight attendant

A Canadian professor mask-shamed a United Airlines flight attendant, but it backfired spectacularly when he suffered a complete meltdown online. Amir Attaran is a professor in the Faculties of Law and School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. On Saturday, Attaran was aboard a United Airlines flight from Ottawa to Chicago, … Read more

Danish-Canadian deal ends 49-year-old feud over Arctic isle

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A territorial dispute between Denmark and Canada over a barren and uninhabited rock in the Arctic that has led to decades of friendly friction has come to an end, with the two countries agreeing on Tuesday to divide the tiny island between them. Under the agreement, a border will be drawn … Read more