May 12th, 2017

More Provinces Commit To Raising Minimum Wage

Minimum wage has been a hot topic in the news this month. On May 4 The NDP government in Nova Scotia announced a plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, phased in over 3 years. On May 1 Quebec raised its minimum wage $11.25 from $10.75 and...

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April 19th, 2017

Senate votes to change bill that would reverse anti-union laws

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won the 2015 federal election he pledged to reverse two laws that were viewed by many across the country as anti-union. In November of that year he restated that commitment when he spoke at the Canadian Labour Congress gathering in Ottawa, stating that ‘labour is...

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April 5th, 2017

Building Trades of Alberta Makes Recommendations For Changes to Alberta Labour Code

This year the NDP government will be taking a look at Alberta labour laws, many of which have been untouched since 1976. Labour Minister Christina Gray told CBC News that the government is ‘committed to reviewing Alberta’s labour laws to ensure they reflect today’s workplace.’ "In some cases, Alberta's labour...

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May 24th, 2016

Need for Mental Health Supports Increase as Canadian Workforce Grows Younger

Canadians spent most of their waking hours at work: home is for family, solitude and sleep. Because almost one fourth of the population is expected to experience mental health problems at some point in their lives, mental health support in the workplace is becoming more important than ever. Canada is...

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May 13th, 2016

Fort McMurray Update: Alberta government working to bring residents back home

It’s been almost two weeks, and still the city of Fort McMurray sits abandoned against a backdrop of flame and ash. While the Alberta government has committed to grinding out a schedule to return the 80,000-something evacuees home, fire officials say the blaze is expected to take months to extinguish....

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