November 22nd & 23rd - News

Good For Quebec, What About The Rest Of Canada
NDP Works to Rescue Social Economy Initiative from Conservative Cuts. The little understood social economy, flourishing in Quebec and Europe with its community-based co-operatives, credit unions and grassroots businesses, came under Parliament scrutiny Tuesday as the NDP works to reverse a $39-million cut to its programs.

Partnership will build non-profit homes
Getting new non-profit homes built faster is the goal of a partnership between the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) and the Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada (CHFC).

Firms receive awards for effort: Six Manitoba companies that put people first
Harry Black's accounting firm received an honourable mention for allowing staff to bring their dogs to work. A half-dozen Manitoba companies have some hardware coming their way for their innovative work with their most crucial of resources -- their people. The six are the inaugural winners of the People Forward Awards, which will be presented at a reception in January on behalf of People First HR Services Ltd.

Planned closure of bank worries village
Residents and business owners believe the closure of the TD Canada Trust branch here will impede growth in the area. "It's going to be awful," said Eve Parker, the co-owner of the Longhorn Saloon and Eatery. "A lot of people depend on that bank. It's going to be a ghost town here....Holman said he's been looking at other options since the bank announced its closure, including whether residents would be interested in having a credit union in town.