Canada’s plan to plant two billion trees

Canada’s plan to plant two billion trees
  MILTON – There is no path to net-zero emissions that does not involve Canada’s forests. Planting trees is a natural climate solution that removes and stores carbon from the atmosphere while providing other benefits such as better air and water quality, particularly in urban settings and decreases risk of wildland fire to rural communities; and supports biodiversity. It also... Read More

FreshBooks announces data-sharing partnership with Ontario Government

FreshBooks announces data-sharing partnership with Ontario Government
  TORONTO – FreshBooks, a Canadian cloud accounting software with paying customers in 100+ countries, announced that it had entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ontario government to share data and insights regarding small business recovery trends. The MOU says it will help small businesses and entrepreneurs by using FreshBooks’ data to help identify weaknesses and gaps... Read More

Tanzania and Barrick report economic benefit partnership

Tanzania and Barrick report economic benefit partnership
TORONTO – Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan and Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: GOLD) (TSX: ABX) president and chief executive Mark Bristow met today to review progress at Twiga Minerals Corporation, the joint venture established in October 2019 to manage the company’s gold mines in the country and to discuss the partnership’s future plans and prospects. Since Barrick took over the... Read More

Federal minimum wage of $15 per hour to come into effect on December 29, 2021

Federal minimum wage of $15 per hour to come into effect on December 29, 2021
  OTTAWA –  In Budget 2021, the Government of Canada proposed to establish a federal minimum wage of $15 per hour, rising with inflation. Today, the Government is announcing that this important change will come into effect on December 29, 2021, following Royal Assent to Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1. The Government says changes will affect workers in the... Read More

Government of Canada to require 100% of car and passenger truck sales be zero-emission by 2035 in Canada

Government of Canada to require 100% of car and passenger truck sales be zero-emission by 2035 in Canada
  OTTAWA – Today, the Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Steven Guilbeault, announced that the Government of Canada is setting a mandatory target for all new light-duty cars and passenger trucks sales to be zero-emission by 2035, accelerating Canada’s previous goal of 100 percent sales... Read More

Saskatchewan’s fiscal crisis reforms in the 1990s provide a roadmap for Atlantic Canada now

Saskatchewan’s fiscal crisis reforms in the 1990s provide a roadmap for Atlantic Canada now
HALIFAX – Faced with ongoing budget deficits, Maritime provinces can learn from fiscal reforms in Saskatchewan, which faced a similar fiscal situation but was able to turn things around, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan, Canadian public policy think-tank. “Policymakers in the Maritimes are facing large, long-term fiscal challenges including persistent budget deficits,... Read More

Canada-U.K. trade links more important than ever

Canada-U.K. trade links more important than ever
Brexit can also be an opportunity for members of the Commonwealth to strengthen their trade, social and military ties Brexit has allowed the United Kingdom to establish an independent trade policy outside the expectations of the European Union. European law and treaties signed by the EU no longer apply to the U.K. Accordingly, the British government signed the Trade Continuity... Read More

Despite Alberta bailing out other provinces with billions for years, no equalization payments when it needs them

Despite Alberta bailing out other provinces with billions for years, no equalization payments when it needs them
  Despite the beating its economy has taken in recent years, Alberta won’t be getting the equalization payments enjoyed by other disadvantaged provinces from the federal government, sources say. While Ottawa is doling out CAN$20.9 billion to Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Quebec — which gets the $13.3 billion lion’s share — none will go to... Read More