Month: February 2021

Anishnaabe and Dakota chiefs call for inquiry over revelations in Broken Promises investigation

An advocacy organization representing Anishinaabe and Dakota communities in Manitoba is calling for an inquiry into how the federal government reviews major infrastructure projects on First Nations. The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO), which represents 34 First Nations in the province, says federal officials often force First Nations to work with sub-standard firms in order “to […]

WestJet reaches tentative agreement with union that represents more than 3,100 cabin crew

Westjet says it has reached a tentative agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees on a first collective agreement that would cover more than 3,100 cabin crew if ratified. CUPE has represented cabin crew at Calgary-based WestJet Airlines Ltd. since 2018 and has engaged the company in collective bargaining toward a union contract since April 2019. In a statement, CUPE Local 4070 president […]

What Trudeau said about vaccines, Saudi Arabia and Keystone XL on NBC’s Meet the Press

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commended U.S. President Joe Biden on getting the United States to re-engage with its allies during a wide-ranging interview on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday that touched on everything from COVID-19 vaccines, Saudi Arabia and the Keystone XL pipeline. “I think certainly there were things that were more challenging under […]

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