THE BEATINGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORALE IMPROVES. This is not a management technique that often works. But it is the one favoured by Alberta Health Services (AHS) in the runup to negotiations with thousands of health care workers it oversees.
HE WANTED TO STRIKE A BLOW FOR FEMINISM. He didn’t. In fact, when Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announced a grant of $5 million to rich women, as a way to help all women, he triggered activist anger and condemnation.
ANYTHING CAN BE POLITICAL—EVEN POPCORN. Just ask Québec Premier François Legault who says he only wanted to give kids a chance to go to the movies on March break. Now he is tangled up in “popcorngate.”
CHRYSTIA FREELAND WARNED THEM NOT TO. The Finance Minister stood in the House of Commons in December and said: “I want to emphasize ... for any companies that may be listening, that the wage subsidy must be used to pay workers.” It wasn’t.
THE MONEY IS STILL SITTING IN OTTAWA. Hundreds of millions of dollars in wage top-ups that six of our ten provinces refuse to pay out to thousands upon thousands low-wage, essential, frontline workers.