Doug Ford’s government and NDP opposition battle over Ontario’s job numbers

The Ontario government and the NDP opposition are battling over jobs numbers in the province, with each side releasing information Friday to support its own narrative. Vic Fedeli, minister of economic development, job creation and trade, said since the PC…

London-St. Thomas unemployment rate falls to 6.2% in October as 4,600 jobs added

London added 4,600 jobs in October as the city’s unemployment rate fell to 6.2 per cent in October. It’s the first decline reported by Statistics Canada in three months. The second half of 2019 has seen the jobless rate on…

N.B. to purchase road salt from Sussex-area mine, creating 16 new jobs

New Brunswick is entering into a two-year deal with a Sussex-area mine that the province says will ensure the mine’s continued operation and support 50 jobs. The province announced the deal on Monday morning, saying it will be purchasing its…

Evraz receives $40M from federal government, solidifying more than 2,100 current jobs

The government of Canada is investing $40 million into a project that will create 35 new jobs and maintain more than 2,100 current jobs in Western Canada, including Regina. The $112.6 million project will see numerous upgrades to the Evraz…

Liberals huddle in Ottawa ahead of winter session

It’s still winter break for politicians in Ottawa. But today, the Liberal Party gathered in the nation’s capital to get ready for the next session, with the backdrop of an election just a few months away. Abigail Bimman reports on…

London mayoral candidates clash over job creation, poverty in debate

Four of the leading candidates to become London’s next mayor squared off on a variety of topics during the second and final mayoral debate hosted by 980 CFPL on Thursday morning. Ward 13 Coun. Tanya Park, former police services board…