WINNIPEG — Canada’s newest $10 banknote officially went into circulation Monday, featuring late Nova Scotia civil rights pioneer and businesswoman Viola Desmond.
During a ceremony at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which is prominently featured on the reverse side of the bill, Desmond’s sister, Wanda Robson, was joined by Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and CMHR president and CEO John Young to make the first purchase with the banknote.
MONTREAL – Canada may be known for its wide-open spaces and wildlife, but the federal and provincial governments need to dramatically increase their efforts if they’re to save the country’s endangered species, conservationists say.
A World Wildlife Fund report last month created alarm with its finding that global wildlife populations dropped 60 per cent over the last 40 years, and recent data shows the situation in Canada is not a lot better.
OTTAWA – Canada Post has asked its international partners to halt mail and parcel shipments to Canada as it reels under the weight of a 30-day delivery backlog resulting from a labour dispute with its employees.
The Crown corporation said Friday that its domestic customers are also backed up with packages waiting for delivery as rotating strikes that began Oct. 22 continue across the country.
OTTAWA – Canada Post has issued what it calls a “time-limited” contract offer to its employees in hopes of ending rotating strikes that have created a historic backlog of undelivered parcels.
The offer Wednesday to members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers came just hours after online sales and auctioning giant eBay called on the federal government to legislate an end to the contract dispute.