WINNIPEG — In the wake of several former government employees coming forward with stories of inappropriate touching and behaviour in the workplace, the province is taking steps to ensure a safe work environment for staff moving forward.
During a news conference Thursday, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister outlined five measures the province is rolling out for a harassment-free workplace.
The City of Winnipeg has appointed Marc Lemoine as the new city clerk.
The city says 61 applicants applied, both internally and externally. Lemoine was previously the deputy city clerk, and is also the senior election official for the City of Winnipeg and the city’s six school divisions.
TORONTO – Whether a pre-schooler has a sweet tooth, is partial to snacks rich in fat, or has an aversion to bitter vegetables like broccoli could be linked to genetics, researchers suggest.
A study by University of Guelph researchers found almost 80 per cent of a group of 47 children aged 18 months to five years old carried at least one of three genetic variants related to taste receptor cells in taste buds, which could predispose them to poor snacking habits.
OTTAWA – A consumer watchdog group says Canada’s telecom regulator is abdicating its responsibility by refusing to launch a public inquiry into the sales practices of the country’s major telecommunications service providers.
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre called for the inquiry early last month to investigate media reports about high-pressure sales tactics used by at least one major company.