Federal budget 2024: What Liberals proposed

OTTAWA – It’s now up to the federal Liberal government to sell a spending plan it says will help younger Canadians catch up to their elders. So far, if unsurprisingly, their critics and political rivals are unimpressed. The $535-billion budget seeks to restore economic fairness for millennials and gen-Z voters at a … Read more

Unifor withdraws Amazon union applications in B.C.

Unifor says it’s temporarily withdrawing its applications to represent workers at two Vancouver-area Amazon facilities, accusing the e-commerce giant of providing a “suspiciously high” employee count. The union announced last week it had filed two applications with the B.C. Labour Relations Board to represent workers at fulfilment centres in New Westminster and Delta. … Read more

Why phonebooks are becoming obsolete

Phonebooks have been in circulation since the 19th century. These days, in this high-tech digital world, if someone needs a phone number, “I Google,” said Bridgewater, N.S., resident Wayne Desouza. When presented with a phonebook, University of King’s College student Bjorn Schmidt said he had seen them around before. “Maybe at those … Read more