Two Michaels attend Biden speech, get applause

Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor before U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the Canadian House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on March 24 stand there.MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images Two Canadian men detained by China for more than 1,000 days and at the center of a dispute between Washington and Beijing attend President Biden’s … Read more

Canadian passport application backlog ‘completely eliminated’, minister says

Families, Children and Community Development Minister Karina Gould speaks about Canadian passports in the Chamber of the House of Commons in Ottawa on March 21.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Families Minister Karina Gould announced today that the federal government has now “completely eliminated” the passport application backlog that caused major delays and major political conflict last … Read more

Workers at UK’s RMT union accept Network Rail’s increased pay offer

Rail workers in Britain’s RMT union have voted to accept Network Rail’s proposal for higher pay, the RMT union said on Monday, ending a long-running dispute with the organization that owns and maintains train infrastructure. Earlier this month, rail unions suspended planned strike action that has caused widespread disruption to the rail network for days … Read more

Family of slain Edmonton officer to receive $100,000 from Heroes Fund, Alberta premier says

Flowers are placed outside Const’s police station. Brett Ryan and Const. Travis Jordan, shot and killed March 17 while on duty in Edmonton.Jason Franson/The Canadian Press Alberta Premier Danielle Smith said the families of two Edmonton police officers who were shot and killed this week will each receive $100,000 from the province’s Heroes Fund. Smith … Read more

Inside the never-ending softwood lumber trade war between Canada and the US

The Stine Lumber store in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on November 3, 2022.Globe and Mail Canadian lumber companies have gained a foothold in the U.S. amid a trade war that has seen repeated, unsuccessful attempts to reach a long-term solution. Canadian-owned sawmills south of the border now account for 22 percent of U.S. lumber production, according … Read more

Lumber CEOs urge Ottawa to appoint cork envoy to fight US trade war

Logs are stacked at the West Fraser Lumber Mill in Quesnell, British Columbia.The chief executives of Canada’s seven largest lumber producers have called on the federal government to appoint former Canadian ambassador to the U.S. David McNaughton as a special envoy to help resolve the ongoing softwood lumber trade dispute between Canada and the U.S.Jonathan … Read more

Canadian lumber CEO urges Ottawa to start softwood talks with US

A lumber yard near Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 6, 2022. The chief executives of Canada’s top lumber producers are seeking to put the cork document on the agenda for a summit between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden in Ottawa later this month.JENNIFER GAUTHIER/The Globe and Mail The chief executives of … Read more

Canadian soccer sponsors offer financial support to settle dispute with women’s soccer

The General Electric logo is displayed on a sign outside its Boston headquarters, Nov. 10, 2021. GE Appliances says it will provide sponsorship money; hopes to help resolve labor standoff between Canadian soccer and women’s national team.Charles Krupa/AP GE Appliances said it is providing sponsorship money it hopes will help resolve a labor standoff between … Read more

Screen actors union accuses Ottawa of prolonging labor dispute

ACTRA rally in front of Leo Burnett’s Toronto offices on July 11, 2022. For almost a year, ACTRA said its actors have been barred from lucrative work in commercials, allowing agencies to work with non-union talent.He / The Canadian Press ACTRA, Canada’s largest actors’ union ottawa Spending tens of millions of dollars to work with … Read more

Hereditary chief refuses to leave office, but band members have voted to remove her

The chief of a small Aboriginal community in the Fraser Valley has refused to leave the job her father appointed her 30 years ago, saying the tribe’s oral law means she is the tribe’s rightful leader. But a group of opponents in the Kwantlen First Nation are escalating their four-year fight to sack Chief Marilyn … Read more