Some good news in the national economy: Canada’s richest are even richer than previously thought. And before this analysis, we knew they were pretty rich, them rich people.
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The Internet is pretty much now a necessity, especially when it comes to looking for a job or studying. ACORN Canada calls for a national affordable Internet policy in a new report so that low income Canadians won’t be left out of the advantages of connectivity.
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Cash flow problems? Well, we can’t say we like the closure of Goodwill stores in Ontario. And what of the presence of a high pay and high profile manager while this flop occurred? The stores and their associated services play a role for those in social difficulty here. But only when they are open.
Goodwill workers blast charity’s CEO over closures. Workers frustrated and furious at the abrupt closure of 16 Goodwill stores, 10 donation centres and two offices
thestar.com (video 00:57)
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Ontario is still a busy province that makes a lot of stuff. Drive along Highway 401 and you will see huge numbers of every type of truck carrying every kind of load you can possibly imagine. Yet, for working people things are different somehow. Having a job just isn’t what it was.
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The devil is in the sedentary details, apparently. As Alberta’s fossil fuel economy falters the layoffs go up, house price rises soften and the personal health of unemployed people suffers.
Alberta’s oil slump could trigger a spike in obesity rates as thousands cope with layoffs, specialists say
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By the time they were halfway to the elevator, thoughts of a mid day meal or workout session in mind, Canada’s top boss class had already each earned the entire wages of a middle class worker for a year. Nearly fifty grand!
Staying Power. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report on CEO pay for 2016
22-page .pdf file