TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – May 2, 2013) - Sid Ryan, President of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), will be available for comment immediately following the release of the 2013 Ontario Budget to discuss its impact on working people across the province.
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Feb. 20, 2013) - Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan thanked the Fraser Institute – a right-wing think tank – for its release of today’s report highlighting the benefits of joining a union.
Changes to housing benefit later this year could lead to a rise in evictions, the National Housing Federation warns.
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Planning permission was granted for 33,881 homes across England in July to September, according to figures from the Home Builders Federation (HBF).
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Small firms are struggling to raise the money they need to expand, according to a survey by the Federation of Small Businesses.
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‘Liquid gold’ industry threatened as Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers fear burglars will sell on black market
Thieves have made off with a “considerable amount” of maple syrup from a warehouse in Quebec, police have said.
The warehouse, in St-Louis-de-Blandford, stocked more than $30m worth of the product. Police said it was too early to say how much had been stolen.
Quebec provincial sergeant Claude Denis said on Friday that the warehouse stored more than 10m pounds (4.54m kilograms) of maple syrup.
The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers says they discovered the missing syrup when a routine inventory turned up empty barrels.
It said in a statement: “The federation always acts with caution to protect producers’ harvests. The St-Louis-de-Blandford warehouse had been secured by a fence and locks, and visited regularly.”
It is believed that the thieves decanted the syrup into other containers, with the intent of selling it on.
The federation said that if the thieves attempted to sell the syrup, the whole industry would be affected. “It is crucial to identify those responsible for this crime,” the federation said.
Quebec produces 70 to 80% of the world’s maple syrup. Most of the exported product is sold in the United States.
Sylvain Charlebois, a food policy researcher at the University of Guelph, told the Globe and Mail that it would be hard to track the contraband syrup. “It is going to be problematic, one way or the other, whether it’s to sell through proper channels or dealing with the black market,” he said.
Anne-Marie Granger Godbout, executive director of the maple syrup federation, attempted to reassure consumers. “We still have enough maple syrup. There will be no shortage,” she told the Globe and Mail.
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As premiers gather for their annual Council of the Federation meeting in Halifax, a new Institute for Research on Public Policy-Nanos Research survey suggests a lack of confidence in the ability of governments to solve pressing issues like health care and balancing budgets.
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – June 27, 2012) - Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak’s White Paper on “Flexible Labour Markets” seeks to strip Ontario workers of wages, benefits and pensions, according to the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).
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