I have mainly written on employment this year and also on the Euro crisis. I think most of the news was bad, but there seemed to be some good news for countries like Germany. Because of the financial crisis, thei borrowing costs have drop significantly and so they have to pay less to raise money in markets. The government saved money also because of low interest’s rate with the European Central Bank. The fact is that the difference between borrowing and loaning is inexistent. The money they get doesn’t come from the tax payers. Also the fact that all the countries share the same money went... [+] Read more
According to an article made by Greg Quinn, from Bloomberg news, 54 500 Canadian full time jobs were lost last March and unemployment rose from 7.0 % to 7.2%. The economists were predicting a 7.0 % rate for March 2013. In February only 55 700 jobs were made. Private companies cut many jobs, as well as food services, manufacturing and also in a water heater plant near Fergus, Ontario. The average hourly wage rose from 2.2 % for permanent employees from March 2012 to 2013. The... [+] Read more
The Ottawa internet firm Momentous is now not hiring smokers. The company is very open to many things like bringing your dog to work, but no smokers. They apparently are not the first to do it. In the United-States, 29 states deny such practices. In Canada it is more complicated. Smoking is not a right, but it is also illegal to discriminate people with disabilities. The national court has now to determine if smoking is a disability. In 2010, the mining company Cominco forbidden the use of tobacco on the company’s property, but the court judged the ground too big to apply this rule, because... [+] Read more
The Iténéraire organization is a Montreal program of social rehabilitation. It helps people to get from the street to the real life by making them more employable and autonomous. They give tips to people for them to re-enter society by showing them how to behave and survive. They inform people about their program and also the young people to prevent them from getting there. Their values are respect, equality, creativity, dynamism, autonomy and integrity.
The main project of Itinéraire is the magazine which is getting sold by the Camelot, ex or still homeless people. There is also the... [+] Read more