Tag: Federal

Documents give glimpse of challenges to digitizing federal services

OTTAWA—The federal system that handles old age security payments will be as old as the seniors it serves by the time it is replaced near the end of the decade, but even now it illustrates the kinds of challenges facing officials trying to bring government services into the digital age. The 56-year-old system is getting…

Some possible candidates to succeed Elizabeth May as federal Green leader

OTTAWA—A look at possible contenders to replace Elizabeth May as leader of the federal Green party: Peter Bevan-Baker — In this year’s Prince Edward Island election, provincial Green leader Bevan-Baker, 57, scored a significant breakthrough in making the party the official Opposition. He and his wife have four children and run a dental clinic, cafe…

B.C. school trustees ask for provincial, federal aid to stomp out student vaping

VANCOUVER—British Columbia’s school trustees are asking for help to stop students from vaping. Stephanie Higginson, the president of the B.C. School Trustees Association, says her members report that their schools are spending more time policing vaping and more students are breaking the rules around vaping. Higginson says members approved a motion at the association’s provincial…

Canada needs better protections for migrant workers, federal parties say

Federal political parties say they back stronger protections for migrant farm workers, following a Star investigation that exposed thousands of complaints made by Mexican labourers about abusive living and working conditions in Canada. Currently, seasonal agricultural workers have no ability to gain citizenship in Canada. Instead, their legal right to work here is tied to…