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Doug Ford

Health Preparedness and Rebuilding the Economy Top Priorities for Doug Ford’s Government

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The Ontario government is releasing its priorities for the Fall session of the Legislature. The Ford Conservatives will be focusing on job creation, skills training,...
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Canada’s employment rate rose in August, but it’s still short of pre-pandemic levels

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Canada’s economy added more jobs in August, but employment numbers are still 1.1 million fewer than they were before the onset of the COVID-19...
Rural Employment

COVID-19: Rural Ontario employment nearly back to pre-pandemic levels: Rural Ontario Institute

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Employment numbers in rural Ontario are almost back to pre-pandemic levels, new data show. From July to August, rural employment increased by 1.5 percent, according...

North American stock markets up at late-morning, loonie edges lower

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OTTAWA — The financial and industrial sectors helped lead a broad-based rally as Canada's main stock index was up more than 200 points in...
COVID-19 drops cloud of financial uncertainty on universities and colleges

COVID-19 drops cloud of financial uncertainty on universities and colleges

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The impact of COVID-19 could be “calamitous” for some small colleges after international students and the schools they plan to attend have been left...

North American stock markets plunge to start trading week, loonie sinks lower

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TORONTO — Canada's main stock index posted a triple-digit loss in early trading and the loonie dropped below 76 cents US, while U.S. stock...

S&P/TSX composite moves up in early trading, U.S. stock markets mixed

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TORONTO — Canada's main stock index was up in early trading, helped by gains in the financial, industrial and metals and mining sectors. The S&P/TSX...

Liberals and Conservatives both say they’ll stop using COVID-19 wage subsidy

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OTTAWA — The Liberal and Conservative parties say they'll no longer use the federal government's wage-subsidy program. The program to subsidize worker pay by up to...

Canada United Small Business Relief Fund Grant Applications Now Open

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Canada United is a nationwide campaign by RBC and over 65 large businesses to encourage Canadians to buy local. Canada United encourages action from...

FAO update on Ontario’s credit rating

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Despite a sharp economic downturn and significant deterioration in the Province’s finances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all four credit rating agencies (1) have...