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Full-time work rises for women, declines for men, young people

July 9, 2015

By Tavia Grant, Globe and Mail | Who’s working full time in Canada? Increasingly, adult women, while the share of men and young people in full-time positions has declined in recent decades. Across the whole labour force, more workers were employed full time last year, proportionately, than in the mid-1970s, a paper from Statistics Canada says. Two thirds of people were employed full time as either salaried workers or self-employed...

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Tait: Foreign worker’s impact not temporary

July 9, 2015

By Cam Tait, Edmonton Sun | The first time I met Roscyl Carido two years ago, I knew it would be hard to say good-bye. And on Friday, it certainly was. A little background is in order. My wife and I live in Creekside Condos. We bought new, back in 1997, for one main reason: home care was provided. Seven of us — all with physical disabilities — formed a...

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A list of the organizations backing away from Donald Trump after statements about immigrants

July 8, 2015

By Vancouver Sun | NEW YORK, N.Y. – Real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said in his campaign kickoff speech that some Mexican immigrants to the U.S. bring drugs and crime, and some are rapists. He has been widely criticized for his June 16 statement, but he has refused to apologize and instead repeated his views. A host of organizations and countries are re-examining or severing their...

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Scholars talk Buddhism’s value in modern society

July 6, 2015

By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun | An elite group of Buddhism academics have gathered in Vancouver to advance the study of the religion’s philosophies and applications in the modern world, a gathering that organizers say shows the city’s potential as a conduit for global cultures in North America. The Buddhist Studies Today symposium, which kicked off Sunday and runs through Tuesday at the University of B.C.’s main campus, is not...

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Microcredit aimed at P.E.I. immigrant professionals

July 6, 2015

By CBC News | A non-profit group on P.E.I. is trying to make it easier for professionally-trained newcomers to stay and work on the Island. For the past two years Canada Microcredit Educators Group has arranged microloans through the Consolidated Credit Union. The CMEG loans help newcomers cover some of the cost of getting Canadian accreditation or more training in their chosen profession. Faras Arnaout was a civil engineer in...

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Everyone’s a critic, but Canadians have so much to celebrate

July 1, 2015

By Jeffrey Simpons, Globe and Mail | So, yes, Canadians have too much debt, and we have treated aboriginal populations poorly, and nefarious anti-democratic practices have taken hold in federal politics, and our productivity lags, and our attempts to limit carbon emissions have been erratic, and our military has been run down, and our foreign aid budget is sliding, and the CBC is starved for money compared with other countries’...

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