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CATHOLIC TEACHERS RATIFY AGREEMENT ON CENTRAL TERMS

CATHOLIC TEACHERS RATIFY AGREEMENT ON CENTRAL TERMS
TORONTO – Members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) have ratified the agreement on central terms for a new contract. “This was a particularly difficult round of negotiations, in which the government was seeking to implement significant cuts to publicly funded education,” says OECTA President Liz Stuart. “Our bargaining team put in a tremendous amount of time and... Read More

Stay At Home Heroes Launches National Public Service Announcement (PSA) Campaign

Stay At Home Heroes Launches National Public Service Announcement (PSA) Campaign
COVID-19 Campaign Encourages and Motivates Canadians to Self-Isolate, Stay Healthy and Maintain Physical Distancing TORONTO – Stay At Home Heroes is proud to launch their National PSA Campaign in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The campaign was rapidly put into motion with the goal of creating and delivering content to Canadian citizens during this unprecedented crisis that motivates and provides information on how... Read More

Brockville COVID-19 Emergency Response Team

Brockville COVID-19 Emergency Response Team
Brockville – Earlier last week the City of Brockville issued a call to local organizations to step up and lead the charge to help get groceries and essentials into the hands of our most vulnerable residents or those who are self-isolating and don’t have supports in the community to access these items. The number of organizations who reached out to... Read More

United Counties of Leeds Grenville Declares State of Emergency

United Counties of Leeds Grenville Declares State of Emergency
Residents strongly urged to stay isolated Easter weekend Brockville – United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Warden Pat Sayeau today declared a State of Emergency for the entire region to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. “This is to reinforce the importance of social distancing throughout the Easter long weekend – and beyond – when people would normally be... Read More

National Canadian Film Day is coming to living rooms everywhere on April 22

National Canadian Film Day is coming to living rooms everywhere on April 22
The World’s Largest Film Festival cancels 1000 live screenings and moves to an all-online social distancing edition TORONTO – The seventh annual National Canadian Film Day (NCFD) on April 22nd will unite Canadians in a celebration of our cinematic culture by moving screenings and events online. The centrepiece of our programming this year will be “CanFilmDay Live”: an interactive livestream broadcast from 6:00 PM... Read More

Air Canada Announces Intention to Adopt the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy for the Benefit of its 36,000 Canadian-based Employee Workforce

Air Canada Announces Intention to Adopt the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy for the Benefit of its 36,000 Canadian-based Employee Workforce
MONTREAL – On March 30, 2020, as part of an overall cost reduction program, Air Canada announced that its workforce in Canada will be temporarily reduced by approximately 50 percent, or 16,500 jobs, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and the imposition of global travel restrictions. On April 1, 2020, the Government of Canada announced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) in order to help employers keep... Read More

Maple Leaf Foods Suspends Operations in Brampton Poultry plant due to COVID-19

Maple Leaf Foods Suspends Operations in Brampton  Poultry plant due to COVID-19
MISSISSAUGA – Maple Leaf Foods, Inc. (TSX: MFI) President and CEO Michael McCain today issued a statement to update the company’s efforts to respond to COVID-19: “As a major food company in an essential industry, Maple Leaf Foods is doing everything possible to protect the health of our 13,000 team members while producing the food our customers in North America and Asia need now more than ever. Today, we... Read More

Changes to Canada Summer Jobs program to help businesses and young Canadians affected by COVID-19

Changes to Canada Summer Jobs program to help businesses and young Canadians affected by COVID-19
OTTAWA – The Government of Canada is taking unprecedented action to support workers, businesses, and all Canadians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, young people are facing serious challenges in finding work. To build the foundations of strong communities, we need a strong workforce that includes good job opportunities for youth. That is why the government is working to help employers... Read More

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Highway 417 Collision near Arnprior that Resulted in the Deaths of Two People

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Highway 417 Collision near Arnprior that Resulted in the Deaths of Two People
Mississauga – On July 7, 2019, an Ottawa Police Service officer spotted a vehicle of interest, a Honda Civic, and proceeded to engage in a police pursuit on the 417 Highway in the Ottawa area. Shortly thereafter, the Civic crashed head-on into two motor vehicles, killing the 62-year-old female driver of one and seriously injuring the driver and passenger of another.... Read More