The Myth About Sick Leave and Public Servants

October 21, 2014 10:09 am
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Well, here we go again. The summer is on its way out and public servants everywhere are making their way back to their workplaces. They are preparing for a year that, according to many Public Service (PS) unions, promises to be a banner bargaining round—one where some unions say sick […]

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Economical with the Truth

May 24, 2013 1:25 pm

If this spring’s federal budget is a prescription for what ails Canada and its economy, it should come with a bright, red warning label: “This budget will do nothing to address job creation, tax evasion, environmental protection, or public safety.” That at least would have fulfilled the government’s obligation to […]

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Part Two: Norway Shows Canada a Better Way

August 14, 2012 4:23 pm

Continued from: Norway Shows Canada a Better Way On the entire issue of environ-ment policy, the Norwegian and Canadians are polar opposites. In Norway, the Cities of the Future project is a collaboration between the government and the 13 largest cities in Norway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make […]

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Public Servants Series: Norway Shows Canada a Better Way

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After a recent trip to Oslo, Norway, it occurred to me that Canada can learn much from Norway’s political system and its values, which place an emphasis on caring for its people and treating the environment with respect. Norwegian values are rooted in democratic ideals. The United Nations’ Human Development Index consistently ranks Norway in the Top 3 of the world’s most prosperous countries and best countries to live in.

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Canadian Apprenticeship Forum Tackles Skilled Trades Worker Shortage

August 3, 2012 4:11 pm

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum-Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage (CAF-FCA) is a national body that brings together all players in apprenticeship training. A national, not-for-profit organization working with stakeholders in all regions of Canada.

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Three Extraordinary African Women to Share the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

November 29, 2011 10:48 am

The Nobel Peace Prize is an international award given annually by the Norwegian Nobel Committee according to guidelines laid down in Alfred Nobel’s will. On October 7, The Nobel Institute in Oslo announced that the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize would be shared between three extraordinary women. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee are from Liberia and Tawakkul Karman is from Yemen.

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Eli El-Chantiry, Vern White and Steve Boucher, do the honourable thing: Resign.

January 6, 2011 12:34 pm

Ottawa is in the midst of a serious confidence crisis in its police force in the wake of disturbing video footage in which citizens were brutally treated by a few police officers.

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