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BREAKING: Obama cuts short Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents.

The White House says Manning is one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama is shortening. 90 more words


EPA rushes to cement future fuel economy standards before Trump inauguration

President-elect Donald Trump’s goals are often sporadic and hard to predict, but one thing he seems to favour is deregulation. This gave our pals at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the cold sweats, so they rushed to review fuel economy standards affecting cars sold between 2022 and 2025 before the Trump administration officially entered office. 151 more words


Sask. Party wage freeze a declaration of war on unions

The government made it official Friday — at least, to those who control public sector salaries. Saskatchewan is freezing the wages of all civil servants. 657 more words


War of words launched at Île-Bizard-Ste-Geneviève council meeting

Reports of an unhappy work environment in the borough of Île-Bizard-Ste-Geneviève have been circulating in the media for weeks now.

While the jury may still be out on how pleasant it is to work for the borough, evidence of a toxic atmosphere within the borough’s council was on full display at the council meeting last week. 684 more words

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Government tells public sector employers to reduce salary costs, opens door to renegotiate contracts

The Saskatchewan government is asking more than 64,000 employees to freeze or rollback their wages, or potentially face future layoffs.

Finance Minister Kevin Doherty said Monday afternoon 41 employer groups received letters last week saying that salary costs would not rise from 2016-17 levels in the next fiscal year. 707 more words

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Cooper: Way to better transparency is clear

During the last municipal campaign, we heard a lot about transparency from the candidates. They all pledged to be more transparent and I scoffed each time I heard it. 658 more words


Jim Watson tops list of Canada's most popular mayors

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson is the most popular mayor in Canada, according to a poll in 10 of the country’s largest cities.

Watson scored a 79 per cent approval rating in a Mainstreet/Postmedia poll released Monday, outpacing runner-up Charlie Clark of Saskatoon and even Calgary’s popular and high-profile Naheed Nenshi. 521 more words

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