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Ottawa warns if a deal can’t get done it will force end to postal strikes; Med costs putting young Canadians in debt

Feds preparing to table back-to-work legislation for postal workers

The feds have had enough of the postal strike.
Ottawa is warning if negotiations don’t wrap up in a few days, it will table back-to-work legislation as all other alternatives have been exhausted. The postal workers’ union says this undermines their ability to negotiate a fair deal and claims Canada Post has just been holding out for the government to make this move.

Young Canadians faced with debt or deadly consequences according to study

Many young Canadians are facing a life or debt situation.
A new study finds Canadians between 19 and 34 are most likely to go into debt trying to pay for necessary medications. The study follows a report suggesting the cost of prescription medication in Canada is steadily growing due to a lack of generic drug alternatives.

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Six more insurance companies named in proposed class-action lawsuit

A proposed class-action lawsuit against Ontario insurers is growing larger.
CTV news reports 11 auto insurance companies have been named in a lawsuit claiming HST costs aren’t being covered in medical claims. Ontario law states taxes must be paid back on top of any costs covered by insurers. The lawsuit still needs to be certified.

Ford makes another push against Ottawa’s carbon tax

Doug Ford is sending a message to Ottawa ahead of the fall fiscal update.
The Ontario Premiere is calling on Justin Trudeau to work with provinces by putting an end to Ottawa’s blanket carbon tax. Ford says the tax is just no good and hurts hard-working people. Ontario cut its cap-and-trade program after the Ford Government took power.

Scheer criticizes ‘lazy’ Liberal move to ban handguns

Tory Leader Andrew Scheer is calling a proposed handgun ban lazy work by Ottawa.
Scheer released his own proposal, suggesting the feds should put a lifetime gun ban on people with violent criminal records or gang ties. Anyone caught selling weapons to these people would face criminal charges. Scheer says a blanket ban is unfair to law-abiding Canadians.

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