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Show entries from: April 2012 returned 127 result(s).

Greenhouse gas rules drive up truckers’ costs

Published: 4/15/2012 4:05:00 PM - Author: none
'Canada’s truckers – including drivers of full-size pickups – are facing rising vehicle costs as Ottawa joins with the United States in imposing new greenhouse gas emissions standards starting in 2014 model years.

But the higher upfront costs should be recouped in a few years of operating the vehicles as trucks become more fuel efficient and reduce their consumption of high-priced diesel...'

Ontario’s job training shuts out half of unemployed

Published: 4/9/2012 5:38:00 PM - Author: none
'If the best route out of poverty is a job, a commission studying Ontario’s welfare system thinks the province can do more to help its most vulnerable residents find work.

Part of the problem is that almost half of Employment Ontario’s $1.2 billion worth of training programs are available only to people receiving employment insurance benefits...'

Canadian economy: Caution ahead

Published: 4/9/2012 5:35:00 PM - Author: none
'Canada’s economy has given off mixed signals in the first three months of the year, prompting economists to raise a flag of caution for the coming months.

For instance, despite strong auto sales and a blockbuster labour market report from Statistics Canada on Thursday, wholesale trade has dipped, and housing starts were flat across Canada in February...'

Construction hiring: If we build it, there will be work

Published: 4/9/2012 5:32:00 PM - Author: none
'Need a job? Grab a hard hat.

Ontario’s construction industry will need to recruit an additional 120,000 workers over the next nine years, the Construction Sector Council predicts

The demand will be driven by mining projects in northwestern Ontario, as well as nuclear power and transportation projects in the Greater Toronto Area and the Pan Am Games, the non-profit industry organization said in its annual forecast...'

Talking to kids helps them do well in school

Published: 4/9/2012 5:28:00 PM - Author: none
'Want to help your kids do well in school? Talk to them about what they’re learning.

More than helping them with their homework, or turning off the television, sitting down to discuss what’s going on in class - and not simply asking “how was school?” - has been proven in study after study to have the biggest impact along with setting high expectations, developing good work habits and reading together, says People for Education...'

National Engineering Month – celebrating tech careers that change the world!

Published: 4/9/2012 5:21:00 PM - Author: none
'Have you ever felt misunderstood? That’s how engineering feels. It’s a booming, prosperous industry that is changing the way the world works, but in the Toronto Region there are 30 per cent more new engineering jobs than there are engineering grads from local colleges and universities. This is according to a new study that also asked high school and post-secondary students to rate their interests in select various industries. Engineering was in last place, tied only with computer sciences. Why?...'

Ontario re-ignites CPP debate after feds outline changes to old-age security

Published: 4/9/2012 5:12:00 PM - Author: none
'Middle-class families must either save more for their retirement, or risk suffering a big shock in their golden years.

The Ontario government plans to repeat that warning over and over again during the coming months as Ottawa raises the eligible age for old age security to 67, postponing existing benefits for two years...'

Ontario Increases Funding Per Student

Published: 4/9/2012 5:02:00 PM - Author: none
'McGuinty Government Protecting Gains In Education

Ontario is increasing funding for students for the 10th year in a row...'

Ontario budget a “coup” for construction

Published: 4/9/2012 4:58:00 PM - Author: none
'The province’s continued support for infrastructure in the 2012 Ontario budget is a coup for the construction industry.

“In light of the number of restraints that the province had to take, it’s absolutely positive that not only are they tackling the provincial budget deficit, but also tackling the infrastructure deficit,” said Karen Renkema, the Ontario Road Builders’ Association’s (ORBA) government relations director...'

Ottawa to provide $150 million for community infrastructure fund, $85.6 million for Quebec ports

Published: 4/9/2012 4:56:00 PM - Author: none
'Over the next two years, the Canadian federal government will spend nearly $12 billion to support provincial, territorial and municipal infrastructure through existing initiatives.

However, among the new infrastructure funding proposals in the federal Economic Action Plan 2012 is a Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, which proposes $150 million over two years, to support repairs and improvements to existing small public infrastructure facilities...'
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