OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was set to visit the territories today and Friday for the first time since the 2015 election campaign and since the abrupt resignation of his former Liberal cabinet minister Hunter Tootoo, now an independent MP for Nunavut.
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OTTAWA—Trusted-traveller Nexus cards revoked from about 200 Canadian permanent residents have been reinstated, at least for now, said Public Safety minister Ralph Goodale.
The Nexus cards, which help people cross the border more swiftly, were cancelled a few days ago because a recent U.S. executive order on immigration made the holders ineligible, Goodale confirmed yesterday.
VANCOUVER—Some sex workers are choosing the industry because it can be more lucrative and rewarding than low-paying service industry jobs, says a recent study by a researcher at the University of Victoria.
COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Columbus Blue Jackets commanded the NHL spotlight earlier this season with a surprise 16-game winning streak.
But lately, they've struggled to play crisp hockey in consecutive periods—let alone in consecutive games.
OTTAWA—It seems some federal workers don't want to be caught sitting down on the job.
A pilot project in one government department has found public servants really like their sit-stand desks—so much so, some reported anxiety about being moved to a new position or assignment that would make them give up the chance to spend some or all of the day on their feet.
New guidelines introduced by Canadian Blood Services, limiting the number of times female donors can donate in a year, has the national agency scrambling to find new donors to make up the difference.
The change, implemented in December, was part of tougher guidelines on the amount of hemoglobin or iron required in the blood.
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.
VANCOUVER—The sight of an ungainly and mostly hairless white moose trudging into a northern British Columbia town has become the most visible sign of the winter tick problem in the province.
The parasite literally sucks the life out of its host while the moose stops feeding to spend time scratching and rubbing away its hair in an attempt to rid itself of its itchy burden.
WINNIPEG—People have been walking across the U.S. border to claim refugee status for years, but a Winnipeg immigration lawyer says he's not used to seeing them cross over in the bitter cold.
When they arrive, says Bashir Khan, they often are thirsty and hungry.
For some, the first Canadian they meet is a farmer who welcomes them inside and offers a meal.
OTTAWA—The Trudeau government's economic advisory council is recommending Ottawa raise the age of retirement eligibility and explore a national child-care program as ways to deliver a much-needed participation boost for the country's workforce.
The proposals were among a collection of new suggestions released yesterday by the government's hand-picked growth council.