Students and paralegals could be prevented from representing accused
Fewer cases would be eligible for representation by non-lawyers in provincial court if the government goes ahead with its plan to reduce delays by increasing the sentences for summary convictions.
Uber introduces annual criminal record checks
Uber is introducing annual background checks in the United States and constant monitoring after incidents involving drivers tarnished its corporate image. The new policies may roll out to other countries soon.
What happens when a person is denied entry at the airport
Being denied entry to Canada or the United States can be expensive and stressful, especially when it happens at the airport. Learn how to prevent denied entry at the airport.
Ontario bill would prevent criminal record discrimination
An Ontario Liberal MPP proposed a bill last fall to prevent discrimination based on a police record. Will the bill survive the next election?
Leduc region could see 200 new jobs in marijuana production
Three companies are considering establishing plants in the Leduc region of Alberta. A report states the region could see 200 new jobs and $5 million in production this year.
4/20 event will continue after legalization
The issues of prohibition won’t end after legalization, nor will the annual 4/20 event, which is both a protest and a celebration.
Jobs and Economy
Unemployment rate still lowest in decades
Despite fears that Canada’s economy is slowing, the employment rate remains strong according to recent statistics.
Record high social assistance rates in Alberta
Despite signs of economic recovery in Alberta, the number of people on social assistance has continued to climb in the province.
Trump trade war threatens BC pulp mills
Unifor is warning that duties imposed on products produced by Catalyst Paper are putting BC jobs at risk.
Western Business Outlook predicts continued growth for BC
The Conference Board of Canada predicts continued growth for BC with trade issues and a cooling real estate market providing potential obstacles.