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Unifor boss calls for coordinated Canada-US retaliation against GM; Postal disruption is over, but mail still bogged down

Unifor President says Trudeau and Trump should be taking on GM with tariffs

Unifor’s President is calling on Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump to take aim at GM.
Jerry Dias says the two leaders should be punishing GM’s decision to close plants in Canada and the US by putting tariffs on vehicles made in other countries. Donald Trump is taking aim at GM, threatening to pull federal subsidies in retaliation. Justin Trudeau is taking a softer tone, focusing on supporting affected workers in Oshawa. The two leaders spoke by phone Tuesday night agreeing to work together to help workers affected by the closures.

Package backlog could push deliveries into next March

Depending where it’s coming from, your online order may not be showing up until next spring.
Canada Post says, despite a forced end to rotating strikes, the backlog of parcels is just getting worse with Black Friday and Cyber Monday orders. Some packages likely won’t show up until January and if you ordered from another country, don’t expect that delivery until March.

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Ontario teachers question lack of focused consultation on curriculum changes

Ontario’s teachers’ union president is questioning a lack of consultation over a sex-ed revamp.
Speaking with CityNews, the union boss says there has been no attempt by the province to interact with front-line workers. The Ford Government has been holding public consultation sessions, but they’re not targeted at the people teaching these programs. Consultations close on December 15th.

New NAFTA to be signed at G20 summit this week

Justin Trudeau is expected to sign off of the new NAFTA deal this week in Argentina.
US official Larry Kudlow says the deal will be signed on Friday by all three North American countries. Trudeau has said he will sign the USMCA deal despite steel and aluminum tariffs remaining in place in the US.

Study finds post-secondary students graduating without basic skills

Ontario researchers claim to have found a concerning trend in graduating students.
According to the Globe and Mail, a recent study found 25 per cent of post-secondary graduates aren’t equipped with basic literacy and numeracy skills. Experts say young job-seekers end up lacking the ability to problem solve or communicate, making it difficult for them to find work.

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