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The practicalities of paid sick leave

By Shannon Waters January 21, 2022

B.C.’s permanent employer-paid sick leave program took effect on January 1, providing all workers covered by the Employment Standards Act with five paid sick days per year after 90 days on the job.

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Taking the torch: NDP’s Cannings preparing to pitch his green bill

By Palak Mangat January 19, 2022

As legal experts emphasize a sense of “urgency” in parliamentarians considering a private member’s bill aiming to enshrine the right to a healthy environment into federal law, NDP MP Richard Cannings is optimistic he will get cross-party buy-in.

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Ontario Securities Commission says it is facing a crypto revolution, but regulating the market remains uncertain

By Alan S. Hale January 19, 2022

As cryptocurrencies go mainstream, financial regulators are feeling pressure to reign in the technology — without crushing the innovation going on in the crypto space.

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NDP jumps on Liberal leadership drama, urges probe

By Shannon Waters January 12, 2022

Liberal leadership hopeful Kevin Falcon took to Twitter yesterday to defend his campaign’s membership efforts. 

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Caucus relations to stay on O’Toole’s radar in 2022, say experts, strategists

By Palak Mangat January 12, 2022

All eyes will be on Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and his caucus management in the early days of 2022, say some veteran Hill watchers, as parliamentarians ready themselves for the House’s return on January 31.

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Random travel testing ‘not keeping up’ with virus, may do little to curb spread amid community surge: experts

By Palak Mangat January 10, 2022

As Ottawa looks to bring more Covid tests online throughout the month, some experts and travellers say it’s unclear whether a randomized testing regime for those entering Canada, in place since last summer, is helping to contain spread of the virus amid the emergence of the more contagious Omicron variant. 

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Survey ponders future of vaccine passports, how to deal with those still unvaxxed

By Alan S. Hale January 10, 2022

A new questionnaire from the PC’s go-to opinion polling firm, Campaign Research, suggests the government is wondering whether there is still public support for the enhanced vaccine certificate system amid the ongoing Omicron wave.

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What’s next for Notley: NDP leader talks next election in year-end interview

By Catherine Griwkowsky December 17, 2021

In a year-end interview with AB Today, NDP Leader Rachel Notley discussed the next election, Brian Jean's comeback, and her own mistakes in 2021.

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Setting up for success: Bond details plans for a ‘nimble’ leadership transition

By Shannon Waters December 16, 2021

As her year as interim leader of the BC Liberal Party draws to a close, Prince George—Valemount MLA Shirley Bond is focused on making space for the party’s next captain, who will be chosen on February 5.

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PC campaign director sues former Ford ally for defamation

By Alan S. Hale December 16, 2021

After months of being accused of corrupting the party from within, PC Party campaign director Kory Teneycke has slapped Premier Doug Ford’s former ally Charles McVety with a lawsuit.

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