Category: General News

  • Universal drug plan could cut spending by $7.3 billion

    Canadian Press  | March 17, 2015 A national pharmacare program wouldn’t break the bank and should in fact save taxpayers billions of dollars, a new analysis suggests. Spending on prescription drugs in Canada could drop by 32%, or $7.3 billion, if the country adopted a universal public drug plan, the authors said in the article, published…

  • Staples/Office Depot Announce Merger

    Commercial Printing & Copying Staples announced its planned merger with Office Depot which itself recently acquired OfficeMax. The companies offer printing and copying services, both in-store and online. With their printing service offerings, the giant companies compete with thousands of small quick printers, all vying to capture the same walk-in print and copy business. As…

  • Re: CRTC decision to limit practice of simultaneous substitution

    March 12, 2015 Sent by mail and email shelly.glover@parl.gc.ca The Honourable Shelly Glover Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Dear Minister Glover, Re: CRTC decision to limit practice of simultaneous substitution On behalf of 5,000 Unifor members working in Canada’s broadcast and film industries, I am writing…

  • No Quality Without Quantity

    TORONTO, March 12, 2015 – Today’s decisions from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) threaten the quality of local programming available to Canadian viewers, Unifor says. “Canadians rely on quality locally produced programming to inform them about their communities and the issues that affect their lives,” Unifor Media Director Howard Law said. The CRTC…

  • Newspaper revenue growth predicted in 2015

    Newspaper revenue  growth predicted in 2015

    SEP 16, 2014 by Roy Greenslade The revenue decline for the newspaper industry will end next year, according to the latest global entertainment and media outlook report by PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC). It forecasts that newspaper revenue will start to climb again in 2015 as growth begins to exceed decline in mature markets, and that growth will…