Tenacious activist lobbied for the victims of Canada’s tainted blood tragedy

Tenacious activist lobbied for the victims of Canada’s tainted blood tragedy

Janet Conners underwent a cancer biopsy on Aug. 4, which revealed stage 4 lung cancer. She spent the last two weeks of her life in a palliative care facility.Scott Munn/The Globe and Mail On April 14, 1993, then Nova Scotia health minister George Moody announced that the province would be providing compensation to a couple … Read more

Politics Briefing: Canadian researchers and scientists march for better compensation

Politics Briefing: Canadian researchers and scientists march for better compensation

Hello, Scientists and researchers marched on Parliament Hill Thursday for a Support our Science rally, with the group calling for a living wage for early-career researchers. The group is calling for a funding increase for grad students and post-doctoral scientists who are supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, an open … Read more

Bank of Canada surveys show rising inflation expectations, increasing chance of hefty rate hike

Bank of Canada surveys show rising inflation expectations, increasing chance of hefty rate hike

People shop at a Walmart Supercentre in Toronto on March 13, 2020.CARLOS OSORIO/Reuters Canadian consumers and businesses expect inflation to remain high for several years, adding pressure on the Bank of Canada to announce another oversized interest rate increase next week to prevent rapid consumer price growth from becoming entrenched. A pair of quarterly surveys … Read more

Eight miners still trapped at Canadian mine in West Africa after three weeks of search efforts

Eight miners still trapped at Canadian mine in West Africa after three weeks of search efforts

A desperate search for eight miners who are trapped by flood waters more than half a kilometer underground at a Canadian-owned zinc mine in West Africa is turning into an international effort, as new equipment arrives at the site. The workers have been trapped for more than three weeks at the Perkoa mine in Burkina … Read more