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Canada’s commitment to planting two billion trees by 2030 is on schedule

These trees will capture and store carbon from the atmosphere, improve air and water quality, help to restore nature and biodiversity, cool our urban centres, and create and support thousands of green jobs.

Justin Tang, The Canadian Press »

Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says the federal government’s plan to plant two billion trees by 2030 is on track, but focusing on adapting to climate change is more important than ever.

Forty-one percent of Canadian professionals plan to change jobs by end of year

Robert Half »

Those most likely to make a career move now and in the remaining months of 2023 are:

  • Gen Zers (64 per cent)
  • Marketing and creative professionals (51 per cent)
  • Working parents (51 per cent)
  • Employees who have been with their company for 2-4 years (56 per cent)
  • Contract work is a viable route for many professionals, with 31 per cent of workers saying they are interested in contract roles in the future.

Workers exploring other employment opportunities are motivated by:

  • A higher salary (55 per cent)
  • Better benefits and perks (28 per cent)
  • Remote work options (26 per cent)

Compensation, benefits, flexible schedules and remote work options are also the top factors professionals look for when evaluating job postings.

When applying for an open role, professionals said they’d lose interest and withdraw from consideration due to:

  • Poor communication and follow-up from the hiring manager (56 per cent)
  • Excessive — or more than three — rounds of interviews (46 per cent)
  • Delayed decision-making/lengthy timeline (38 per cent)

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Though he lacks Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s showmanship, New Brunswick’s Blaine Higgs has a hard-line conservative record to make right-wing ideologues giddy

The Conversation »

However, Higgs has gone further than his Conservative counterparts in the region. In doing so, he has burned many bridges.

His relationship with the health-care sector is fraught. Emergency rooms have overflowed at times with residents dying in waiting rooms.

When it was reported a woman was unable to get access to a rape kit, Higgs blamed the nurses for “showing a lack of compassion.” He has also limited abortion access within the province.

Higgs has an equally contentious relationship with Indigenous Peoples. In 2021, New Brunswick directed government employees to halt territorial acknowledgements because the province is involved in a series of legal actions and land claims initiated by First Nations.

The province also tore up tax-sharing agreements with the Wolastoqey Nation, which Higgs argued were “unfair.”

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