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What happened to the wage subsidies the government gave to businesses?

What happened to the wage subsidies the government gave to businesses?

Thousands of small businesses used the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to keep afloat and avoid laying off their staff. But they weren't the only type of business to qualify for and receive the CEWS.
A mountie has been on paid leave for 16 years. He’s not alone.

A mountie has been on paid leave for 16 years. He’s not alone.

It began with allegations of sexual misconduct, but it went beyond that into a bureaucratic tangle that left the alleged victim's parents without justice, the RCMP spending hundreds of thousands to keep a constable on leave and an embarrassing look i
From the UK, a glimpse of Canada’s future

From the UK, a glimpse of Canada’s future

Shopping! Parties! Beer! Reunions! As the United Kingdom moves into phase three of its reopening on Monday, even phase two seems far beyond what Canada can expect. But it's not.
Your complete vaccine rollout FAQ

Your complete vaccine rollout FAQ

When Ontario and Alberta decided they would stop giving the AstraZeneca vaccine as a first dose, part of the reasoning was an abundant supply of other vaccines.
Why public health communications are an utter disaster

Why public health communications are an utter disaster

We are in the home stretch of this pandemic, even if you wouldn't know it from anything Canadian officials tell you. Vaccines work, and hundreds of thousands of Canadians are getting theirs every day.
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi talks power, pandemics and partisanship

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi talks power, pandemics and partisanship

He ran for mayor, and won three times, on a platform of bipartisanship, even as political squabbles were getting nastier by the day. He used social media to drive his campaign before 'going viral' became the goal of a comms staff.
How will babies born during the pandemic meet the world?

How will babies born during the pandemic meet the world?

There are tens of thousands of infant Canadians who have never been held by anyone but their moms and dads; who have never played with another real live child or spent a second in daycare or with a babysitter. Sometime soon,
Forest vs. Highway: The eternal Canadian battle

Forest vs. Highway: The eternal Canadian battle

The forest in question this time is a piece of land known as the Greenbelt. The highway, if it's built, would be known as Hwy. 413. If you think this is just a story about Toronto—you're wrong. - The fight over Hwy.
How the Liberals screwed up Bill C-10. And how they can fix it.

How the Liberals screwed up Bill C-10. And how they can fix it.

You know something's gone wrong when the government is promising to amend their changes to the broadcasting act to make sure it doesn't apply to, say, your personal Twitter feed.
How are you? I am fine: What we lose without small talk

How are you? I am fine: What we lose without small talk

How many strangers have you chatted with recently? Probably not a lot. And while your immediate reaction to that might be, "Great, I hate talking to strangers about nothing"—the research doesn't back you up. -
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