Unemployment rate sticks at 43-year low of 5.6%; weak wage growth persists

OTTAWA — The unemployment rate stayed at its 43-year low of 5.6 per cent last month as the economy closed out 2018 with the addition of 9,300...

Ontario judge strikes down enforcement powers of OSPCA as unconstitutional

A judge has found the enforcement powers held by Ontario's private animal welfare agency to be unconstitutional, saying the province must re-write laws governing the organization to remedy the situation. Justice...

Feds worry technology will force ‘vulnerable’ groups out of labour force

OTTAWA — Internal government documents show federal officials have quietly probed ways to boost job numbers for Indigenous Peoples, newcomers and Canadians with disabilities...

Not ‘convenient’ to discuss charges against imprisoned Canadians: China

OTTAWA — A Chinese government spokesman says it is not "convenient" to discuss the charges against two Canadians detained in China despite an assertion...

Gender pay gap widest at top of the corporate ladder, new report says

OTTAWA — A new report on the country's highest-paid CEOs is adding evidence to the argument that women face a "double-pane glass ceiling" at the top...

Consider making some criminal pardons automatic, MPs recommend

OTTAWA — A panel of MPs wants the federal government to look at making criminal pardons automatic for some offenders who have served their sentences. The...

Liberals look to infrastructure bank to finance rural, remote broadband internet

OTTAWA — The federal infrastructure minister says he is looking to connect private backers with some of the country's rural and northern communities to pay...

No letup for Trudeau as difficult 2018 gives way to wild election year

OTTAWA — Fasten your seatbelt, Canada. It's going to be a bumpy ride to next fall's national election. The past year has been a turbulent one...

“The independence of police forces is fundamental to the health of our democracy.” Mantha...

Lately, to say that there is never a dull moment in Queen’s Park would by no means an understatement. To be sure, Kathleen Wynne...

Enbridge gets $14.7M federal refund over Northern Gateway pipeline project

OTTAWA — Enbridge is getting a $14.7-million refund on fees it paid Canada's federal energy regulator for a pipeline it won't build. The Northern Gateway...