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    Saskatchewan NDP pledge funding for health, education in election platform

    Article content The Saskatchewan NDP is promising funds to hire teachers and doctors while removing the provincial sales tax from construction labour and lowering car insurance rates if elected Oct. 26. The party has released its platform, which focuses on spending increases in health care and schools. Leader Ryan Meili says in the platform that cuts and austerity during a global pandemic is dangerous. “Deep cuts that hurt people and our economy are a bad idea at any time, but during a pandemic they are downright dangerous,” Meili said. “We know that across Saskatchewan, communities are pulling together to fight COVID-19, but Scott Moe has chosen a path that will make…

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    On November 3, Vote to End Attacks on Science

    Instead of thinking about whether to vote Democratic or Republican in the upcoming U.S. election, think about voting to protect science instead of destroying it. As president, Donald Trump’s abuse of science has been wanton and dangerous. It has also been well documented. Since the November 2016 election, Columbia Law School has maintained a Silencing Science Tracker that records the Trump Administration’s attempts to restrict or prohibit scientific research, to undermine science education or discussion, or to obstruct the publication or use of scientific information. By early October, the tracker had detailed more than 450 cases, including scientific bias and misrepresentation (123 instances), budget cuts (72), government censorship (145), interference with…

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    ‘It’s an access to education issue’: Why more needs to be done about sexual assaults at schools

    Warning: This article may be triggering for some readers. Please read at your own discretion. “CJ” was 18 when she moved from her home in Saskatchewan to attend school at Calgary’s Mount Royal University.   It was her first time living away from home. The city was larger and her surroundings were unfamiliar but for a while as the fall semester of 2018 progressed, she says everything seemed to be going well. “I had found a group of friends through ‘Nerd’ club and they seemed to be very nice, forthright people. It was a lot of fun,” she says. “I was learning a lot, I had friends and then it took a…

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    NDP Leader Concerned About Jobs In Moose Jaw

    Details Category: Local News Published: Wednesday, 07 October 2020 15:42 Written by Shawn Slaght Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili was back in this hometown Wednesday afternoon to discuss jobs in the city and the province. Meili voiced his concerns that more and more Moose Javians working at Crown Corporations are finding themselves out of work under the Saskatchewan Party government. “They’ve taken hundreds of jobs out of this province, out of this city, jobs out of SaskPower, out of SaskTel and SaskEnergy. They’ve made it harder for Moose Jaw folks to make ends meet.” He also took on the new SaskPower power plant that is being built in Moose Jaw.…

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    CBC cuts 60 jobs in five locations as part of restructuring affecting 130 jobs

    CBC on Front St. in downtown Toronto. CBC said it’s cutting 60 jobs across Canada. Charla Jones/The Globe and Mail CBC says it is laying off more than 60 people in locations across Canada by the end of the year as part of a restructuring that affects about 130 jobs. Barb Williams, CBC’s executive vice-president of English services, says in a note to staff provided to The Canadian Press that the changes to resize the business were necessary due to higher costs and lower revenue. She says that the CBC created a “COVID-19 contingency budget” to deal with the pandemic, but that didn’t change its ongoing financial situation, noting it…

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  • Clashes erupt in protests against new Indonesian jobs law | World | News
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    Clashes erupt in protests against new Indonesian jobs law | World | News

    By Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Willy Kurniawan JAKARTA (Reuters) – Police and demonstrators clashed in the Indonesian capital on Thursday on the third day of protests and strikes against a polarising new jobs law passed in Southeast Asia’s largest economy earlier this week. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered near the presidential Seva pusat mobil murah palace in central Jakarta, shouting and throwing stones. Police fired tear gas and water cannon in an attempt to disperse the crowd, Reuters witnesses said. The “omnibus” jobs creation bill, passed into law on Monday, has seen thousands of people across the world’s fourth-most populous nation take to the streets in protest against legislation they…

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    Canada’s Low Earners Lost 1 In 5 Jobs, High Earners Gained Work In Pandemic: CIBC

    sorbetto via Getty ImagesInequality in Canada’s job market is on the rise. Economic inequality has soared in Canada amid the pandemic, a new analysis from CIBC shows. Canada’s job market will take until 2022 to recover the jobs lost in pandemic, according to a report published Monday by economists Benjamin Tal and Katherine Judge. Tal and Judge described the country’s labour market as “asymmetrical” ― some parts are doing very well, while others are doing very poorly. The report comes ahead of Statistics Canada’s release of September jobs data on Friday, which economists largely agree will show a slowdown in job growth following rapid rehiring in the summer. Watch: Women…

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