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Women leaving workforce faster than men, childcare playing big role in exodus


TORONTO - Canada's workforce has tilted in favour of men during COVID-19 as the pandemic has pressured women's dual roles as mother and employee, says a new Royal Bank report.

More than 20,000 women left the workforce between February and October while about triple the number of men joined it, said the study released Thursday.

Unifor extends contract talks with General Motors past strike deadline

TORONTO - The union representing Canadian workers at General Motors says its bargaining committee has decided to continue its contract talks with the company pasts the strike deadline.

Unifor had set a deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday to reach a new, three-year labour deal and encouraged members to be prepared to strike if needed.

O’Toole calls for pause on CRA audits for businesses struggling due to COVID-19

OTTAWA–Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is calling for the Liberals to put a pause on federal audits of small businesses hit hard by COVID-19.

He says too many small and medium-sized businesses are struggling to survive during the pandemic, and still have been hit by what he calls unfair audit requests from the Canada Revenue Agency.