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Old 01-09-2018, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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5 things that make Canada a very different place to work than the US:

Differences in Canadian and American work culture - Business Insider
I just took a fairly long period of time off under compassionate care leave to take care of my mother who has cancer and almost died (a few times). As a worker under federal labour laws I am able to take up to 28 weeks per year - paid at normal EI rates to care for her because her doctor certified that she was at significant risk of death. Point being that I never even thought of the benefits of this UNTIL I actually needed to use them and put in that situation. This leave was instrumental for me during the difficult time, was instrumental in her healthcare and my job was also protected.

So for me, a system that looks at the human side of things and the overall benefit to society and its members - all of them is just as if not more important than having the biggest per cap GDP or biggest productivity gains or else.

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Old 01-11-2018, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...of-duties.html

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International trade lawyer Lawrence Herman said the Canadian challenge is “an aggressive move” by Ottawa that is fully within WTO rules, and amounts to a direct challenge that strikes “at the root of the U.S. political — if you will — trade policy system.”
“What it shows is that Canada strikes back, we’re not the Empire, but the junior partner strikes back.”
The U.S. has launched a series of aggressive trade actions against Canadian industries, including duties levied against Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft, and other tariffs and penalties aimed at Canadian softwood lumber, newsprint, and “super calendared” paper (a refined coated paper product). Herman said there’s “been no letup” on those U.S. measures, and because the Americans “view trade remedies as equivalent to the right to bear arms,” Canada should expect a fight, warned Herman.
“This will be probably one of the biggest, if not the biggest, WTO dispute Canada has ever launched.”
“It will be fought aggressively by the United States and it will undoubtedly spill over into the NAFTA negotiations,” predicted Herman.
“My take is that the Canadian government probably recognized these negotiations aren’t going anywhere and there is unlikely to be any progress made in Montreal. So the timing (of the WTO challenge) is in light of that conclusion.”
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2...olice-say.html

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11-year-old Khawlah Noman says she was walking to school with her younger brother when the man approached and cut her hijab. Police say they are treating the attack as a hate crime. They are seeking one suspect described as an Asian man in his 20s.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:39 PM
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Location: Canada
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They are seeking one suspect described as an Asian man in his 20s.
No surprise there.
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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No surprise there.
lol - I honestly couldn't believe that. Certainly doesn't fit the profile....
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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No surprise there.
Why is that?
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Why is that?
I wouldn't be surprised if a Steve Bannon did this less than an Asian in his 20's. Jus sayin...
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Turns out it was all a hoax...
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Turns out it was all a hoax...
What the heck is wrong with people. Seriously. She isn't doing her community a favour either because next time there is a real attack people won't be as inclined to take it seriously.
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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What the heck is wrong with people. Seriously. She isn't doing her community a favour either because next time there is a real attack people won't be as inclined to take it seriously.
It's an 11-year-old girl, so I wouldn't be surprised if her parents were actually behind this in some way.
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