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Kenney bans restaurants' access to Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Employment Minister Jason Kenney took action on Thursday against the government's scandal-ridden temporary foreign worker program, banning restaurants from accessing the program amid a roar of criticism.Hours after the C.D. Howe Institute said the program had spurred joblessness in B.C. and Alberta - two Tory strongholds - Kenney issued the surprise moratorium.
Customers increasingly expect online video from B.C. businesses
Jaeny Baik was at a bloggers’ event in Vancouver when the speaker asked for a show of hands from people who were posting videos to their blogs. A few hands went up.
Vancouver reviews developers’ fees for community amenities
The City of Vancouver said Thursday it is reviewing its method of demanding extra payments from developers to help pay for non-traditional services such as daycare centres, heritage conservation, parks and social housing. The review comes after the province issued new guidelines for how local governments assess community amenity contributions (CACs) that are tied to rezoning applications. Those guidelines were sparked in large part by concerns that Vancouver is using a method of calculation that could be seen as both coercive of developers and breaching long-standing rules against the selling of zoning in return for a benefit.
Keystone XL pipeline proposal ignites rowdy protest in Washington
It all happened between the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and the famous reflecting pool on Washington’s National Mall.
Federal government introduces wide-ranging pension reform plan
TORONTO — Ottawa unveiled a third option for pension plans Thursday, touting it as the best way to secure a retirement for more Canadians rather than move towards expanding the national Canada Pension Plan, as some provinces like Ontario have long wanted.