Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Eighteenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Eighteenth NewsWatch-

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(Canada-Post-Rotating-Strikes) (Audio: P04)

Hours after eBay called on the federal government to legislate an end to the Canada Post contract dispute, the postal service has made what it calls a "time-limited" contract offer to its employees.

The four-year offer includes new job security provisions, a 10-million-dollar health and safety fund, annual two-per-cent wage hikes, plus signing bonuses of up to a thousand dollars per employee.

But the Crown corporation says it's only affordable if it can be agreed to before the holiday shopping rush, so it has imposed a deadline of this Saturday for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers members to accept the deal. (18)



The Opposition Conservatives took the Liberal government to task for days when it was revealed convicted child-killer Terri-Lynne McClintic had been moved from prison to an Indigenous healing lodge.

But newly released federal statistics indicate 17 offenders serving time for killing minors were transferred to one of the Correctional Service of Canada's healing lodges from 2012 through last year.

That means the transfers also took place while Stephen Harper's Conservatives were in office.

Following the uproar over McClintic, the Liberals announced new rules making federal prisoners ineligible for transfers to healing lodges without secured perimeters until they're into the "preparation for release" phases of their sentences. (18)


(OLY-2026-Calgary-Bid-Politics) (Audio: 120)

Political scientists say Calgary's rejection of a plan to make a bid for the 2026 Winter Games likely won't reflect badly on Mayor Naheed Nenshi (NAH'-hed NEN'-shee.)

Nenshi spoke out passionately for a bid a week before Calgarians rejected the notion by a 13-point margin yesterday.

Lori Williams, a political scientist at Calgary's Mount Royal University, says the vote was more about concerns over the ethics of the International Olympic Committee. …

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