OTTAWA—Federal civil servants will be reimbursed for hiring tax accountants to sort through their pay problems and departments will be allowed to re-hire laid-off payroll employees, the federal government said yesterday as it tried to bail out its sinking Phoenix pay system.
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OTTAWA—The federal government will decide by spring whether to restore door-to-door mail delivery to those who lost it in the last year, the federal public service minister said yesterday to the union that represents postal workers.
OTTAWA—The federal government will get back all of the money it has overpaid civil servants through its problem-plagued payroll system, the deputy minister in charge of overseeing the system vowed yesterday.
She added that overpayments to government employees are commonplace.
OTTAWA—Two of the world's biggest digital information platforms say they're getting ready to roll out tools in Canada designed to crack down on so-called “fake news.”
The phenomenon of false or misleading information being widely disseminated online became a major storyline in the U.S. presidential campaign, which culminated in the November election of Donald Trump.
OTTAWA—Labour minister MaryAnn Mihychuk said Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers would begin working with a special mediator this morning in the face of a union threat of job action.
OTTAWA—A recent fatal crash involving a semi-autonomous car has transport authorities in Ontario thinking twice about how to regulate so-called driverless cars.
And experts are questioning whether auto-makers should better educate their customers about the pitfalls of new driving technologies.
OTTAWA—Canada has yet to feel the full effects of mental health issues gripping people across the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today as he pledged support to lower levels of government in combating the problem.
OTTAWA—Canadian TV subscribers may be rejoicing as they prepare for today’s launch of new, regulator-mandated basic cable and satellite packages.
But the group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, which advocates for Canada’s broadcasters, is warning consumers ultimately will see fewer channel choices.
OTTAWA—Driving distractions, speed, and roadway configuration were among 15 factors that led to a fatal 2013 collision in Ottawa between a city bus and a Via Rail train, the Transportation Safety Board concluded in its final report on the crash.
OTTAWA—The country’s national mail carrier has halted the installation of community mailboxes—one week after the Trudeau Liberals were elected with a pledge to scrap the move away from door-to-door delivery.