Employment

Harper VS Trudeau who will Tackle the Fisheries Act?

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         The Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans prior to the Harper era, incorporated a law within the Fisheries Act that prohibited the harmful alteration, disruption, and destruction of fish habitats (HADD), which was imperative to integrating the ministry’s fundamental mantra of “no habitat, no fish”.

The Future of Employment for Students & the Future of Technology

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For my final project, I was able to have the opportunity to speak with Diana Mihaela Baranga the Co-Founder of UpStartED, which is a company hosting the first Youth2Tech Conference held in Montreal. It is designed to introduce youth to the future. The conference will present how technology is shaping the new economy. This conference I feel will fit into what I have been researching during this class which is the issue of employment and how it has been affected as well as how it has been changing.

Say Hello to the New World; Technology

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The world has been changing for the better and the worst. This change is all because of the recent development in the technology sector, where the old methods doing business have almost entirely disappeared with the ability to get information on someone in a second, through the internet. This advancement means that how companies hire and train their employees have changed as well. Now everyone must be cautious when writing online or on social media platforms. For the baby boomers, this has become a negative thing for some.

Fueling up the Gaspe

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Quebec’s poorest region is on the edge of growing rich. But why is the Gaspe not rich yet? Its habitants fear the unknown; will oil extraction transform their region that’s renowned for being a natural paradise. Certain sites are already being used for production, while others still serve for exploration purposes. These sites aren’t located along the coast, though there are exceptions, but rather in the hinterlands where the population don’t hear nor see what is going on. Pollution is still happening despite being invisible claim environmentalists.

Striking Down on the Real Issues about Labour Laws!

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In large companies, it is a benefit for some to be unionized because this means they’re protected from being laid off or mistreated by their employers. But, being unionized doesn’t mean it makes anything easier for them, in terms of having a fair treatment. Sometimes it means that the workers must negotiate, but when that doesn’t work, they strike!

The Montreal Maison du Père, a place of refuge for homeless men.

On the Maison du Père’s “about” page they inform us of the different causes of homelessness; some of which are evident like poverty and addiction. However, some of the causes may surprise many people like mental and physical health, family problems and job unavailability due to age or qualifications. To read full list here is the link to the page. 

Take No Meal for Granted

Some people think of famine and poverty as problems by which places like Canada or Quebec aren’t affected. However, thousands of people are not getting the nutrition that they need.