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Retail sales rise 1.3 per cent to $55.2 billion in November as online shopping surges

Retail sales rise 1.3 per cent to $55.2 billion in November as online shopping surges

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says retail sales climbed 1.3 per cent to $55.2 billion in November, rising for the seventh straight month as Black Friday boosted online shopping.
More than one-fifth of Canadian companies will adjust pay if staff relocate: survey

More than one-fifth of Canadian companies will adjust pay if staff relocate: survey

TORONTO — More than one-fifth of Canadian companies say they will adjust their employee's pay if they move to a different location, according to a recent survey.
Payette fiasco shows need for stronger GG vetting process: LeBlanc

Payette fiasco shows need for stronger GG vetting process: LeBlanc

OTTAWA — Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc concedes Julie Payette's resignation as governor general shows a need to strengthen the process for vetting vice-regal appointments.
Veterans face increasing wait times for mental-health support at government clinics

Veterans face increasing wait times for mental-health support at government clinics

OTTAWA — Internal reports prepared by Veterans Affairs Canada show Canadian veterans have been waiting longer and longer in recent years to access psychiatric services and other medical support at government-run clinics.
Canadians react as Julie Payette steps down as Governor General

Canadians react as Julie Payette steps down as Governor General

OTTAWA — “Every employee in the government of Canada has the right to work in a safe and healthy environment, and we will always take this very seriously.
Political scientists say Kenney must rethink pugilistic approach on oil, environment

Political scientists say Kenney must rethink pugilistic approach on oil, environment

EDMONTON — Political analysts say Premier Jason Kenney must rethink his traditional “fight back” approach and start building bridges to reconcile environmental concerns with oil and gas development.
Loss of Keystone XL pipeline expected to hurt future oilpatch growth: experts

Loss of Keystone XL pipeline expected to hurt future oilpatch growth: experts

CALGARY — Western Canada's oil producers will likely cope better with Joe Biden's cancelling of the Keystone XL presidential permit than they did with the same move by ex-president Barack Obama in 2015, an industry analyst says.
Cochranite denied LGBTQ2S+ themed birthday cake by local restaurant

Cochranite denied LGBTQ2S+ themed birthday cake by local restaurant

“It’s not enough to say that you’ll do better next time. You need to know how to do better next time and that comes with training and knowledge around diversity, inclusion and equity."
Canadian Press NewsAlert: Julie Payette resigns as Governor General

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Julie Payette resigns as Governor General

OTTAWA — Julie Payette has resigned as Governor General, saying Canadians deserve stability in uncertain times. Payette says she is sorry for the tensions that have arisen at Rideau Hall in the past months.
TC Energy cutting more than 1,000 Keystone XL construction jobs as work halted

TC Energy cutting more than 1,000 Keystone XL construction jobs as work halted

CALGARY — TC Energy Corp. is planning to eliminate more than 1,000 construction jobs related to its decision to halt work on its Keystone XL pipeline expansion project. The company suspended work on the project Wednesday as U.S.