1. City Hall to review harassment policies & practices The city is looking for an outside consultant to review its workplace harassment polices and practices. A punctuation-error-ridden Request for Proposals (RFP) issued this morning explains that: HRM seeks to determine the effectiveness of the organizations [sic] Human Resource policies and programs in attaining its goal of […]
News 1. Supercluster____ Jennifer Henderson attended yesterday’s “Supercluster Update” at Pier 21, hoping to get details of the federal “investment” into “ocean innovation” that will make us all rich forever, amen. Where are you going to spend your coming supercluster riches? Maybe pay down some of that debilitating student loan? Upgrade the old clunker in […]
Fog obscured the harbour view on Wednesday as nearly 400 people from business, government, and academia clustered inside Pier 21 for a free update on the “Oceans Supercluster.” In what Shakespeare buffs call “the pathetic fallacy,” the day’s grey weather paralleled the verbal haze that’s blanketed the entity endorsed by Ottawa and some leading Atlantic...
News 1. Government drops effort to deport Abdoul Abdi The news was announced by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale via a tweet at 9pm last night: The Government of Canada respects the decision filed on July 13 by the Federal Court concerning Abdoul Abdi. The Government will not pursue deportation for Mr. Abdi. — Ralph Goodale […]
Hi folks. Erica Butler here, filling in for Tim today. News 1. Al-Rawi asks for second assault charge to be quashed Reporting for the CBC, Blair Rhodes recaps the history of sexual assault investigations and charges against former Halifax cab driver Bassam Al-Rawi. While his first charge from a 2015 incident will be re-examined in […]
News 1. Judge sets aside decision to deport Abdoul Abdi A federal court judge has set aside a Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) decision to deport Abdoul Abdi. Federal Court Justice Ann Marie McDonald issued her ruling late in the day on Friday. It is the second time CBSA has been frustrated in its efforts to […]
A federal court judge has set aside a Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) decision to deport Abdoul Abdi. Federal Court Justice Ann Marie McDonald issued her ruling late in the day on Friday. It is the second time CBSA has been frustrated in its efforts to deport Abdi, but CBSA could conceivably try yet a third […]
“We believe being in 25 communities is a big strength… I believe telling local stories in Gander, and in St. John’s, and in Corner Brook, and Summerside, and Sydney are going to be what supports this network. Not amalgamating. Not putting the same copy in every paper.” Mark Lever, Saltwire CEO Financial Post interview July 17,...
In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed in the United States. In the same year, in Montreal, a woman named Gloria Baylis was taking the Queen Elizabeth Hotel to court in the first case ever in Canada to allege employment discrimination based on race. She won. There are few Canadians who don’t know about […]
You know that feeling when you arrive at an intersection just as the light turns green? That feeling like the traffic gods have smiled upon you, and that maybe you won’t be late for work after all? Well, it happens way less often when you are on foot, and at some intersections, unless there’s another...