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Senators pass Liberal dental benefit for kids, housing benefit for renters
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Senators pass Liberal dental benefit for kids, housing benefit for renters

Senators have passed a bill allowing low- and middle-income families to access government money to help care for their kids’ dental care, starting as early as Dec. 1. The dental benefit was a compromise between the Liberals and NDP as part of the supply-and-confidence agreement that will see the New Democrats support the minority government...

Nurses urge health ministers to ‘take the money and work with it’
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Nurses urge health ministers to ‘take the money and work with it’

VANCOUVER — Groups representing nurses across the country have a message for provincial and territorial health ministers — take the money the federal government is offering to start fixing the healthcare system without balking at conditions. Leaders of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions and the Canadian Nurses Association met Tuesday with health ministers gathered...

Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto (PCCT) Elects New Executive Officers, Von Canton Is President
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Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto (PCCT) Elects New Executive Officers, Von Canton Is President

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto(PCCT), at the Board Meeting on October 28, 2022, elected its new set of Executive Officers for the 2023-2024 term. Director Rainier Macandog hosted the 2- hour election meeting at his executive business office in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.   Nestor Von Canton was chosen as PCCT President.  Elected with N. Canton, were Cora De...

S&P Global reaffirms City of Toronto’s AA credit rating
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S&P Global reaffirms City of Toronto’s AA credit rating

S&P Global, an international credit rating agency, has reaffirmed the City of Toronto’s AA credit rating with a positive outlook. In reaffirming the City’s credit rating, S&P Global cited Toronto’s deep and diversified economy, and Council and senior leadership’s prudent financial management as the foundation of the City’s credit strength. This is the City’s second...

Competition watchdog launches study into grocery sector amid rising food prices
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Competition watchdog launches study into grocery sector amid rising food prices

Canada’s competition watchdog is launching a study to examine whether the highly concentrated grocery sector is contributing to rising food costs.  “It used to be that food price increases took a back seat to things like gasoline. Now food prices in grocery stores are becoming one of the key drivers of inflation,” said David Macdonald,...

Recession likely amid global economic downturn, fiscal restraint needed: Carney
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Recession likely amid global economic downturn, fiscal restraint needed: Carney

Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney says a global recession is likely, making it challenging for Canada to avoid a similar economic downturn.  While testifying before the Senate banking committee on Thursday, Carney said Canada may fare better than others because of mitigating factors such as the country’s ties to the U.S. as well...