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Rusty travellers, uneven flight volumes slowing airport security lines: Minister
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Rusty travellers, uneven flight volumes slowing airport security lines: Minister

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says Canada’s airport security agency is increasing its staffing, but that a lack of workers is not the main culprit for the unacceptable delays passengers are facing this spring. Multiple airports are reporting extremely long lines at airport security and border screening checkpoints while passengers say they are being forced to...

Convoy organizer warns of ‘free-for-all’ if police ban protest from downtown Ottawa
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Convoy organizer warns of ‘free-for-all’ if police ban protest from downtown Ottawa

One of the organizers of a planned motorcycle convoy is warning of a “free-for-all” on Friday if Ottawa police don’t allow hundreds of protesters to bring their bikes onto the streets around Parliament Hill. The “Rolling Thunder Ottawa” convoy plans to do a loop through downtown next weekend, with a stop planned at the National...

Government policies discourage older Canadians from continuing to work
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Government policies discourage older Canadians from continuing to work

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — If governments in Canada want to help seniors who want to continue working, they should remove barriers that discourage them from remaining in the workforce, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “All Canadians, no matter...

Canadian inflation rate spikes to 6.7% in March, highest point in 31 years
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Canadian inflation rate spikes to 6.7% in March, highest point in 31 years

2022 April 20: Annual inflation rose to 6.7% last month, up from 5.7% in February, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday in Ottawa,  which marked the biggest increase to the consumer price index since August 1991, according to Statistics Canada. Pushing the rate higher were prices for gasoline and groceries, which further climbed in March after Russia’s invasion...

Helping young people get into the housing market
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Helping young people get into the housing market

Everyone should have a place to call home, yet it is becoming increasingly challenging for many Canadians, especially young people, to find a safe and affordable place to live. That’s why a key focus of Budget 2022 is making housing more affordable for young people in communities across the country. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today...