Federal study details workers hit hardest by tax, benefit system for extra earnings
News/Politics: Newly released documents show Finance Department officials calculated that workers near the bottom of the income ladder are dinged hardest for extra earnings than anybody else, including those at the top.
Hospitality workers urge Ottawa to put employees first in any COVID-19 related bailout
News/Business: Canada’s hard-hit hospitality industry is asking for more help from government to survive the economic impact of COVID-19. But even as hotel owners are seeking more aid from Ottawa, some of their workers say they’re not making good use of relief programs already out there.
EU shutting Canadians out a wake-up call to ramp up nation's COVID-19 efforts
News/Business: While Canada is still faring better than many countries, it has lost its coveted image as a nation widely recognized as having flattened the COVID-19 curve after EU removes Canadians from its list of approved travellers.
Inflation rate rises to 0.5% in September, Statistics Canada says
News/Business: Canada's headline inflation measure went up in September by 0.5 per cent compared with a year ago, a better-than-expected increase, but one that experts say won't sway the Bank of Canada's stimulus measures.
Oxford's Brazil vaccine trial to continue after volunteer dies, university says
News/Health: The University of Oxford's Brazilian trial of its vaccine candidate will continue after the death of a volunteer, the university said on Wednesday, adding an independent review revealed no safety concerns. Meanwhile, a source indicated that the person who died was in a control group and had not received the vaccine.