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Statistics Canada reports that more than one million Canadians lost their job in the first month of the coronavirus pandemic, but the official figures don’t reflect the true impact on workers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Official unemployment numbers don’t show the true crisis for workers affected by coronavirus

The difficulty governments have had in meeting the needs of Canadian workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis has exposed holes in our social safety net and the inadequacy of existing labour laws.
Governments face disruption by the private sector and social unrest unless they embrace new technology. Here, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau meets a robot in Edmonton last May as others look on. ( THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Technology will make today’s government obsolete and that’s good

Government is about to be disrupted by technology in the same manner as major industries. It's about time.
Research shows that holding down a job as a teenager has real benefits later in life. (Shutterstock)

Why teenage jobs are good for your kids

Instead of trying out for band or the hockey team, adolescents might do better to choose a part-time job as an extracurricular activity. Research shows it pays big dividends later in life.

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