OTTAWA—Angry civil servants protested the Phoenix pay system debacle outside a federal Liberal cabinet retreat Thursday as the Trudeau government declared it would soon be taking an “entirely different approach” to how its employees get paid.
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OTTAWA—Mobile phones in Atlantic Canada buzzed and squealed yesterday as more tests were conducted on Canada's new emergency alert system.
But glitches appeared to continue in Western Canada, where some wireless subscribers got the test signals and others did not.
The company operating Canada's new national public alert system for mobile devices said it would investigate after a test of the system misfired in Quebec yesterday and was hit-and-miss in Ontario.
OTTAWA—Civil servants who transfer between federal departments or receive promotions can expect to wait more than six months for their paycheques to follow them through the Phoenix pay system, federal officials say, costing some employees tens of thousands of dollars as they wait—and causing confusion across government.
OTTAWA—A program launched by the Harper Conservatives to end door-to-door mail delivery in Canada formally was ended yesterday by the Trudeau government as part of a new plan the Liberals say eventually will put Canada Post on a more sound financial footing.
OTTAWA—The federal Liberals will miss a second self-imposed deadline for deciding whether to restore door-to-door mail delivery to thousands of Canadians, a government spokeswoman says.
TWEED, Ont.—With little daylight at their disposal and a deep freeze setting in late yesterday, investigators quickly scoured the wreckage of a deadly helicopter crash in eastern Ontario.
None of the four Hydro One employees on board the Aerospatiale AS350-B2 chopper survived the crash, which happened shortly before noon, police said.
OTTAWA—“Through hardship to the stars” is the motto that will guide Julie Payette, the former astronaut who was sworn in yesterday as Canada's newest Governor General.
Those words are in the Latin “Per Aspera Ad Astra” on a new coat of arms designed to capture Payette's essence as a scientist, mother, and music lover.
OTTAWA—Gerry Ritz won't enter the race to lead the Saskatchewan Party, the long-serving Conservative MP said today, after announcing he's leaving federal politics.
“It is out of the question,” Ritz said in a telephone interview, suggesting he's finished with political office.
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.