Ontario $15 Minimum Wage Proposal Will Be Put To The Public

Ontario’s bid to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour — a move that is feared by businesses but has the support of some prominent economists — is being put to the public this week.

Alberta to spend $1.53-billion in carbon tax cash on Calgary transit expansion – The Globe and Mail

Alberta plans to spend $1.53-billion in provincial carbon tax money to help bankroll a major Calgary transit project known as the Green Line.

Christie Blatchford: Proud Boys’ behaviour might be goofy, but is hardly ‘deplorable’ | National Post

I do not rise in defence of the Proud Boys, a truly goofy sort of organization, so odd I can’t help but think it’s a joke perpetrated by its founder, Gavin McInnes, the Canadian ex-hipster and comedian who co-started Vice Media and is infamous for what in the United Kingdom is known as taking the piss.

Canada financial crisis warning signs – Business Insider

Yet another international organization is warning about Canada’s major debt problems, mostly tied to a housing addiction.

Sears Canada files motion to suspend retiree benefits – National | Globalnews.ca

Sears Canada has filed a motion with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to seek, among other things, permission to suspend certain monthly payments to its pension plan and post-retirement health and life insurance benefits, the company announced today.

Influential, misinformed Canadian media hurts China-Canada relations: envoy – National | Globalnews.ca

The Trudeau government should spend less time bowing down to Canadian journalists preoccupied with human rights and get on with negotiating an important free trade agreement with China, says the country’s ambassador.

Interest rates could rise July 12: Who are the winners and losers? – National | Globalnews.ca

After holding interest rates at record low levels for the past two years, the Bank of Canada (BoC) has dropped a number of hints over the past few weeks that it is ready to finally start increasing rates. Some economists believe the first hike could happen as soon as July 12, the next time the BoC will review its interest rate target.

Top court upholds worldwide takedown order against Google

In a groundbreaking decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a worldwide injunction from a British Columbia court ordering search engine giant Google to stop displaying search results for a Canadian company that allegedly stole copyrighted material.

Refinery cost soars to $9.3 billion, prompting call for auditor general review | Calgary Herald

An oil refinery under construction in northern Alberta — already dubbed a multi-billion-dollar boondoggle by a former Tory minister — is now even more expensive, triggering calls for an investigation by the province’s auditor general.

‘Generation Queer’ sees first wave of LGBTQ students who are fully out in schools: researcher | Globalnews.ca

Dylan Chevalier first noticed the shift when he was around 10 or 11 years old. Something felt “off,” and he couldn’t put his finger on it.
“But I never, I kind of refused to make that connection that it had anything to do with me being gay or liking men,” Chevalier says.

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