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The largest Canadian energy industry merger in years will result in more than 2,000 job cuts.
Staff at Glen Hill Marnwood home got pink slips this week.
Air Canada and Vancouver airport are among the latest large-scale job reductions announced in Canada.
The company plans to rehire when the crisis passes, but for now, it's layoffs and pay cuts.
Canada's fifth-largest bank previously hinted at cost-cutting moves.
Workers at Sears, Postmedia, Loblaw and Northstar are all causalities of a system that not only allows corporate greed to thrive, but encourages it.
Private health-care costs in Canada have grown dramatically over the last 40 years. Adjusting for population growth and inflation, private healthcare costs have increased by over 220 percent on average since 1975 -- or around $1,800 per person. That's no small figure for most Canadian families.
Every person reacts to a layoff in a different way. In the immediate aftermath, you'll likely experience a range of emotions, from sadness to anger, to fear and frustration -- possibly even relief. And at some point while you're processing this unexpected life change, you'll be met with a big question: Now what?
When someone sends a mass email saying they are leaving, they often haven't thought things through. They are probably having an emotional reaction to what is likely a very emotional situation.
Shrinking profits aren't just a problem in the oil business anymore.
I hope this helps someone who's going through tough times. In my 20 years as a techie/journalist, I've been laid off three times. The first time, I was 25, and it destroyed me. I was young and had very little experience; I lacked a map for navigating.
At a time when our consumption of the news is at an all-time high, the very institutions at the heart of our news media are in crisis -- and demanding the attention of our political leaders. Postmedia combined newsrooms in Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver in a move that not only saw many talented and dedicated journalists pushed out the door, but also saw distinctive voices quieted.
Rooming houses and cheap basement apartments in my neighbourhood are full of people like that. One day, some of them just don't get up. This happens. Every day. But I made a choice a long time ago. I'm not going down without a fight. This past year I've tried to re-invent myself as a writer of a TV drama series.
The pavement is about to be pounded by the estimated 35,000 people who have recently lost their jobs in our province. If you're one of them, you need to take action now to set yourself apart.
Like millions of Ontarians, I don't care about Ontario politics; Why should I? Have no doubt: the Ontario premier is an insignificant figure on the world stage. Premier Wynne: Welcome to the new economy. Young people are more politically engaged and self-aware than older generations. Want to stop an election scandal or influence Senate reform? Don't write a letter to the editor of legacy print media. Start a YouTube channel. Tell us the truth and we might vote. We're smarter than you think we are.