Ontario becomes 2nd province to go ahead with $15 an hour minimum wage
May 30 2017

Premier Kathleen Wynne says Ontario will bring in $15 wage by 2019, a few months after Alberta does same Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced a plan to increase the provincial minimum wage to $15 an hour by Jan. 1, 2019.  The increase would be phased in over the next 18 months, rising to $14 an hour on Jan. 1, 2018, and then to $15 the following January...
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Canada, Germany create closer ties in ag research
May 24 2017

by Holly Demaree   CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, CANADA — World demand for food is growing and research and innovation will help Canadian farmers and food processors meet that demand. Canada is supporting science and innovation with key global partners to build the capacity necessary to take advantage of growth opportunities.   To read the full article, click he...
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Five facts about the European Union trade deal set to boost Canadian lobster exports
May 22 2017

Wedaeli Chibelushi - Finance   Canada has struck a new trade deal with the European Union (EU), one which members of the US lobster industry fear will cause problems for American business. The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) was completed in the Parliament of Canada on 16 June 2017. The deal clears tariffs on Canadian lobster, putting Can...
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Canadian Senate Approves CETA Implementation Bill
May 18 2017

The Canadian Senate approved legislation last week for implementing the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union. The move is one of the final stages before the two trading partners can begin the provisional application of the accord. On the EU side, the European Parliament also approved CETA in February this year, though full ratification wi...
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The loose thread that could unravel Canada-EU trade deal: Walkom
May 17 2017

By THOMAS WALKOMNational Affairs Columnist   European court confirms CETA must be ratified by 38 separate EU legislatures. The Canadian government has suffered another setback in its elusive search for a trade and investment deal with the European Union. The EU’s top court has confirmed that in at least one controversial area, such deals must be approved by all 28 of the organ...
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