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On December 10, 2013, the New Brunswick government introduced legislation to provide drug coverage for the 70,000 uninsured families living in New Brunswick.  The New Brunswick Drug Plan will be...

On December 12, 2013, the new Nova Scotia Liberal government fulfilled a campaign promise by passing legislation to create a statutory holiday on the third Monday in February.  To ensure that...

On December 12, 2013, the new Nova Scotia Liberal government fulfilled a campaign promise by passing legislation to replace a law that had automatically triggered First Contract Arbitration in...

The Prince Edward Island (PEI) Department of Environment, Labour and Justice will bring forward a series of amendments to the Worker’s Compensation Act that will result in employer cost increases...

Minister Flaherty announced today (September 9, 2013) that it will freeze the Employment Insurance (EI) premium rate for employees at 2013 levels.

On the heels of his return from a G20...

Effective October 1, 2013, Manitoba’s hourly will jump 20 cents from $10.25 to $10.45.  This increase was announced by the Manitoba government in the 2013 provincial budget.

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Effective September 1, 2013, Alberta’s minimum wage will increase by 20 cents to $9.95 per hour.  This represents a 2.1 per cent increase to the province’s minimum wage.

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Following months of advocacy by Retail Council of Canada (RCC), the City of Fredericton has voted to allow retailers to determine the Sunday opening hours that work best for their businesses.  At...

In response to the advocacy work done by Retail Council of Canada (RCC), the Ontario government announced today a Minimum Wage Advisory Panel.  RCC has been pursuing an approach for setting...

The Government of Canada has approved the use of special measures under the Employment Insurance  Work-Sharing program to assist employers and workers temporarily affected by the flooding in...

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