Author Archives: Jane Burke

U.N. World Refugee Day report highlights growing South Sudan refugee crisis International, News

The United Nations Refugee Agency released a report to mark world refugee day today, suggesting the international community should brace itself for South Sudan to become the next Syria.

According to the report, more than 1.8 million people are currently displaced in South Sudan and of those who fled, two-thirds were children under the age of five.

Toronto police and their campaign to protect cyclists Features, News

The goal of S.P.A.C.E (Safety, Prevention, Awareness, Courtesy, Education) is to promote vigilance about dooring, cars crossing bicycle lanes when turning incorrectly and vehicles stopping in bicycle lanes. Minding cycle safety is coming up more often in the Toronto Police Service’s agenda and signifies an increasing trend towards a more cycle conscious Toronto.

New labour report proposes big changes for Ontario’s part-time workers News, Politics

(Courtesy: Ontario Ministry of Labour) By: Jane Burke Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review released Tuesday offers 173 recommendations, among them is higher wage for part-time workers, servers and youth under 18. Missing from the policy was a highly anticipated increase of the minimum wage to $15 and benefits for part-time workers. One of the most significant recommendations asks employers

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