Majority of Canadians favour Emergencies Act invocation, poll shows

Majority of Canadians favour Emergencies Act invocation, poll shows

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Nov. 29.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press The federal government’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act to end last winter’s protracted anti-government, anti-vaccine mandate protests is largely supported by Canadians, according to a new poll. After six weeks of intense scrutiny at … Read more

Supreme Court should separate sleazy lobbying from the criminal kind, by Stephen L. Carter

Supreme Court should separate sleazy lobbying from the criminal kind, by Stephen L. Carter

Stephen L. Carter Bloomberg Opinion The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument Monday in the most important case you’ve never heard of. Although Percoco v. United States has generated few headlines, its reach could alter the way businesses deal with regulators and legislators. The case arises from the 2018 conviction of one Joseph Percoco, who … Read more

Labor gets its workplace changes through parliament in the nick of time | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Labor gets its workplace changes through parliament in the nick of time | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Labor gets its workplace changes through parliament in the nick of time | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Everything you need to know about Jobseeker and how your payment could increase  7NEWS Labor gets its workplace changes through in the nick of time after late-night Senate sitting  ABC News View Full coverage on Google News

Indigenous advocates return to Canberra to ask for compensation over Youpla mess

Indigenous advocates return to Canberra to ask for compensation over Youpla mess

Advocates for thousands of First Nations people who lost money to the collapsed funeral insurer Youpla are in Canberra this week to urge politicians to take responsibility for their role in the saga.  Key points: Youpla faces legal action for misleading conduct between 2015-2018 Regulators have sought to appoint a special liquidator to try to … Read more

Crown accounts: Treasury releases Government books, Robertson’s ‘global economic pain’ warning for NZ

Crown accounts: Treasury releases Government books, Robertson’s ‘global economic pain’ warning for NZ

Finance Minister Grant Robertson warns the storm clouds are gathering. Photo / Mark Mitchell The Government’s books are in relatively good shape, as New Zealand charts a course into what the Reserve Bank believes will be recession. Finance Minister Grant Robertson is warning the slowdown will hit the Government’s books. Crown accounts for the four … Read more

Ontario court strikes down Bill 124, law limiting public sector wage increases

Ontario court strikes down Bill 124, law limiting public sector wage increases

Nurses and their supporters protest against Ontario’s Bill 124 in front of the constituency office of PC MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean Jeremy Roberts in Ottawa, on March 4.Justin Tang/CP An Ontario court has struck down the province’s wage cap law, ruling it in violation of collective bargaining rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms … Read more

Ontario Housing Minister won’t say if he tipped off developers over Greenbelt changes

Ontario Housing Minister won’t say if he tipped off developers over Greenbelt changes

Steve Clark, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, during a session with reporters at Queen’s Park, failed to directly answer questions about whether developers, some of whom are large PC donors, got any advance notice of his proposal to carve out certain tracts from the Greenbelt.Chris Young/The Canadian Press Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs … Read more

Londoners living on planned new Chinese embassy site in Tower Hamlets share fears ahead of planning meeting

Londoners living on planned new Chinese embassy site in Tower Hamlets share fears ahead of planning meeting

L easeholders living at the site of China’s new embassy fear Chinese officials will be able to enter their homes at will if the plans are approved this week. They are urgently calling for the Government to clarify what their rights would be if the controversial development is given the go-ahead despite strong opposition. In … Read more

Number of homes at risk of flooding could double in next 30 years

Number of homes at risk of flooding could double in next 30 years

T housands more homes could be at high risk of surface floods driven by climate change and urbanisation in the coming decades, government advisers have warned. A new report from the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) warns the number of homes and properties in England that are at risk of surface water flooding could rise from … Read more

Homes identified along South Australia’s River Murray that are expected to be flooded from next week

Homes identified along South Australia’s River Murray that are expected to be flooded from next week

The South Australian government says updated modelling shows 1,086 primary residences will be flooded if River Murray inflows peak at 250 gigalitres a day. Key points: About 175 gigalitres of water is expected to flow into South Australia’s River Murray from later this week Residents of homes that could be flooded at are being contacted … Read more