Ottawa contracts comprise up to 10 per cent of McKinsey Canadian revenue

The Globe has reported that the total value of federal contracts awarded to consulting giant McKinsey and Company since 2015 is at least $116.8-million.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Global management consulting giant McKinsey and Company says its contracts with the federal government make up as much as 10 per cent of its gross revenue in Canada. … Read more

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at seven restaurants on Jan. 27

Toronto Public Health issued seven conditional passes to restaurants, cafés, bakeries, bars and grocery stores on Jan. 27. Charminar Indian Cuisine at 925 Warden Avenue received a conditional pass with seven major infractions: Fail to ensure equipment surface cleaned as necessary Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration Fail to provide thermometer in refrigeration … Read more

New national long-term care standards unveiled, but Ottawa not planning to make them mandatory

A staff member stands at a window as woman tries to speak to a relative at Orchard Villa care home, in Pickering, Ont. on April 25, 2020.Chris Young/The Canadian Press The federal government will unveil Tuesday new national standards for long-term care aimed at addressing systemic problems exposed by the coronavirus pandemic, but there is … Read more

Explainer: What sparked brawl between Pro-India supporters and Sikhs at Melbourne’s Fed Square

Over the weekend, a Melbourne landmark became the centre of an ugly clash between two Indian ethnic groups in scenes rarely seen in Australia. Footage posted to social media captured the moment about 100 people broke out into a fight, using flags as weapons outside Federation Square on Sunday afternoon. The brawl, which broke out … Read more

Manitoba First Nation to sign child welfare agreement with Ottawa, province

WINNIPEG – Peguis First Nation is set to become the first Indigenous group in Manitoba to take control of child welfare under federal legislation that came into effect three years ago. The community north of Winnipeg says Patty Hajdu, the federal Indigenous services minister, and Rochelle Squires, the provincial families minister, will be taking part … Read more

Ikea customers excited for VARMBLIXT collection with Sabine Marcelis

A new collection has launched at Swedish furniture giant Ikea, with one item setting social media on fire. The Ikea collection, known as VARMBLIXT, was created with Sabine Marcelis, who grew up in the Netherlands and New Zealand. And one item that has already taken over social media is the doughnut LED table and wall … Read more

Ottawa urged to issue directive to universities halting joint research with Chinese military scientists

Conservative foreign affairs critic Michael Chong, pictured in November, says Ottawa ‘needs to ban the funding of research partnerships with Beijing’s military by issuing a ministerial policy directive to Canada’s granting councils.’Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press The Official Opposition called on the federal government Monday to ban research partnerships with Chinese military scientists and issue a … Read more

Ottawa directing DND to drop appeal of sexual misconduct class action extension – National

The federal government is directing officials at the Department of National Defence (DND) to immediately drop their appeal of a recent Federal Court ruling that would further extend the deadline for submitting claims in a military sexual misconduct class action settlement, Global News has learned. A Federal Court judge ruled on Jan. 6 that late … Read more

Federal Court rejects Uyghur group’s lawsuit claiming Ottawa breached UN convention – National

A Federal Court judge has thrown out a Uyghur group’s attempt to sue the Liberal government over its lack of response to a possible genocide in China. The judge says courts can only rule on whether the government is following existing laws and policies, instead of delving into global agreements. The Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project … Read more

Ontario hospital nurses start contract talks, plan ‘escalating actions’

TORONTO – The Ontario Nurses’ Association has started bargaining a new contract today for hospital nurses and the union is planning a series of actions to bolster its push for higher wages. The nurses, and other broader public sector workers, have been subject for three years to a wage restraint law known as Bill 124, … Read more