The UK towns and cities facing ‘double distress’ as coronavirus recession bites

Communities already gripped by unemployment are set to be plunged deeper into misery as the coronavirus jobs crisis unfolds, a report warns tonight. Neighbourhoods battling “employment deprivation” face being hit harder by looming job cuts, according to a study by the Communities in Charge campaign. It says: “We found that 44% of neighbourhoods in the […]

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Some surprising green shoots in new survey that reveals the world of pain Canadian businesses are facing

More than 40 per cent of Canadian businesses have laid off staff and 38 per cent have reduced staff hours or shifts as a result of the coronavirus-induced economic shutdown, according to a new survey by Statistics Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. The survey of more than 13,000 businesses conducted between April 13 […]

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Scheer facing an internal audit over use of Conservative Party funds

OTTAWA–Outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is facing an internal audit over the use of party funds to cover his children’s private school tuition. Two sources told the Star Friday night that the Conservative Fund board, which manages the party’s finances and counts former prime minister Stephen Harper as a member, has ordered a forensic audit […]

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