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Feds get skills training right in budget

By Valerie Walker      

The government has pledged nearly $800-million to help employers expand work-integrated learning placements. That’s good news to employers, schools, and students alike.

‘Some students don’t have parents with contacts in business or government or even universities. Work placements build networks. It gets students in front of employers. It’s a social leveller,’ says RBC CEO Dave McKay. Photograph courtesy of Daria Shevtsova/Pexels

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NDP ad previews political fight for progressive votes, makes ‘compelling case,’ say digital experts

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Election campaign call ‘critical’ for O’Toole to break through and bridge gap with Liberals following pandemic, say politicos

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According to a July 16 Angus Reid poll, would-be voters put the parties most likely to end up forming government—the Liberals or the Conservatives—in a statistical tie.

Money talks: Bloc’s fundraising may be cause for concern for Grits, Tories in Quebec

Fundraising across the board was down last year, and while it still out-fundraised its competitors, the Conservative Party saw the steepest drop in donors and dollars over 2019.

Imbalanced support system, SIU use drive mental-health challenges in prisons, experts say

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NDP MP Matthew Green says that there’s 'very little' for inmates, and that their experiences often 'compound' mental health problems they may have already had.

Efforts to search for missing, buried residential school children need to be Indigenous-led, chiefs say

'Give us the reins, give us the authority, you have proven you can’t watch our kids when you said you would,' says Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare, addressing the government, addding the search must be Indigenous-led.

MPs condemn Finance Department’s ‘defiance’ of Parliament, welcome ‘180’ turn to bring new tax rules into law

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Paul urges party unity after Green federal council calls off ‘painful,’ ‘one-sided’ leadership challenge

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