Employment Rate

“Justin Trudeau promises EI reform despite lack of problems” (CBC News)

Jacques Poitras (CBC News): Justin Trudeau’s promise on Employment Insurance this week was clearly aimed at winning support from seasonal workers in New Brunswick and elsewhere in Atlantic Canada. But Trudeau made the commitment despite…

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“Justin Trudeau promises sweeping reforms to employment insurance system” (CBC News)

CBC News: The federal Liberals are promising cuts to employment insurance premiums, but those cuts won’t go as deep as reductions already promised by the Conservatives. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is campaigning in Atlantic Canada…


“Making inequality an issue in the election campaign” (The Toronto Star)

Editorial (The Toronto Star): Tanya is a PhD graduate who can’t get a job. John is a former IT manager who went from a middle-class lifestyle to living on less than $300 a month, once…


“Canada adds 12,000 jobs in August, but unemployment rate rises to 7%” (The Financial Post)

The Canadian Press: The Canadian economy gained 12,000 jobs in August, bolstered by a gain in full-time employment, but more people were looking for work and the unemployment rate ticked higher for the first time…


“National think-tank unveils platform to end inequality in Canada” (The Toronto Star)

Laurie Monsebraaten (The Toronto Star): As federal politicians compete for the middle-class vote, a national think-tank has launched an election platform aimed at reducing the gap between Canada’s rich and poor. The four-point strategy to…


“Canada’s Economic Slide in Five Charts” (Bloomberg View)

Christopher Flavelle (Bloomberg View): Tuesday’s announcement that Canada’s economy shrank for the first two quarters of 2015, putting the country into a technical recession, puts a little more strain on the ruling Conservative Party’s claim…