Canada has never had a voice on the UN’s disability committee. Meet the legal scholar tapped to change that

A University of Windsor law professor could become the first person to represent Canada on the United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The federal government announced last week that Canada has nominated disability advocate and legal scholar Laverne Jacobs as a candidate to serve on the committee. Seeing with sound: Device built by St. Clair […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Asbestos exposure remains leading cause of work-related deaths in Sask.

WorkSafe Saskatchewan urges contractors, homeowners to test for asbestos before beginning renovation/construction projects Regina, Sask., June 22, 2021 – Asbestos exposure is the leading cause of workplace deaths in Saskatchewan and was responsible for almost 30 per cent of all 2020 work-related fatalities in Saskatchewan according to WorkSafe Saskatchewan (WorkSafe), the partnership between the Saskatchewan […]

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Workers push back against hospitals requiring COVID vaccines

Protesters wave at cars that honk at them to support the protest against Houston Methodist Hospital system’s rule of firing any employee who is not immunized by Monday, June 7, 2021, at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital in Baytown, Texas. Houston Methodist staff who have refused the COVID-19 vaccine so far and their supporters participated in […]

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What COVID-19 vaccine policies could look like at Manitoba workplaces

Michael D’Alimonte Videojournalist/Weekend Producer@MDAlimonte Contact Published Monday, May 17, 2021 4:51PM CST WINNIPEG — Most Manitobans, outside of essential frontline workers, are still working remotely from home. But some workers are already wondering: Will I need to be vaccinated before coming back to the office? While no formal mandatory vaccine policies have been implemented by […]

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Manitoba proposes income-support stream for disabled applicants

By: Larry KuschPosted: 7:34 AM CDT Monday, Apr. 26, 2021 Bill 72 would remove the need for people to continually prove that they are still impacted by their disability, says Families Minister Rochelle Squires.(Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press files) The Progressive Conservative government has introduced legislation that would create a new income-support program for people with […]

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