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A Ray of Hope for Foreign Trained Professionals

Last week, the government of Ontario announced a plan which will increase accessibility to internationally trained foreign workers. This comes from the province having a shortage of workers resulting in over 300,000 jobs going unfilled this past summer. For too long, the failure to recognize the skills and accreditations which foreign workers bring to Canada have impacted on the growth of the economy in Ontario.

How did multiculturalism die in Canada?

As a young Black lawyer, I was inspired by Pierre Trudeau and the hope he offered in our new Charter of Rights. I dedicated my life to playing a role in helping to bring it to life. I had no idea it would be such a long and difficult journey.

Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted workforces across the globe as employers and employees struggle to establish a “new normal”. In Ontario, the social and economic strains of the pandemic have prompted government officials to respond to everchanging circumstances and shifting workforce demands through the legislative process.

2022: Start the New Year Right

One of the biggest questions people ask themselves at the start of a new year is, “what should my new year’s resolution be?” And similarly, for many businesses, entering a new year means another chance to get things right as many find themselves refreshed and ready to kick-off their personal and professional goals.

Cannabis: The New Essential Service

There was a time when smoking a joint could get you a criminal record and in some circumstances jail time.  The impact and destruction of thousands of lives is one of the great injustices of our time. Now in Ontario there are over 1000 legal cannabis stores and during the pandemic have been classified as an essential service by the Government.