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Building a stronger employment, training system

By Karen Myers and Kelly Pasolli      

The province’s adult-learning system isn’t equipped to address growing needs.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford's government, in its fall economic statement, highlighted the province’s efforts to transform its skills-training regime. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade

Last week’s fall economic statement from the Ontario government highlighted the province’s efforts to transform its skills-training regime. The policy and programming changes are sweeping, and include the consolidation of hundreds of employment service contracts into a small number of regional arrangements.

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Wayne Easter to leave legacy of Canadian links on Capitol Hill

News|By Neil Moss
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Rise in expat voting expected to continue, creating new political footholds, say experts

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First Nation seeks apology from feds for displacement, hardships stemming from creation of Wood Buffalo National Park

News|By Mike Lapointe
The details gathered in a recent report will inform ACFN’s negotiations with the federal government, including calls for an official apology and reparations, and laying the groundwork for reconciliation in the future.

Normalizing surgeries on intersex infants amounts to torture, says new legal challenge, but ministers won’t commit to change

News|By Alice Chen
Both Justice Minister David Lametti's and Diversity Minister Bardish Chagger's offices avoided giving definitive statements of support one way or another when asked about EGALE Canada's recent court challenge.

‘We have to be ready to begin and able to pivot quickly’: tourism marketing arm looks inward to keep the dream alive

News|By Alice Chen
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‘They just said we’d like to be treated like humans’: Senate report an ‘eye-opener’ on rights gaps in prisons

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Liberals sign up 16,000 for nail-biter Brampton Centre nomination race, coveted Grit riding

News|By Abbas Rana
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Union launches pre-election ad campaign attacking O’Toole 

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Senate leaders point back at government, House as they defend leaving conversion therapy bill stuck in limbo

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