Reining in the high cost of government compensation will also require politicians to address the pension disparity. In Ontario, 83% of government employees have a pension, compared to only 25% for those outside of government. Perhaps more concerning, 95% of government employee pensions in Ontario are defined benefit plans, meaning taxpayers are liable for any shortfalls.Ontario should have addressed the government employee wage premium before the coronavirus economic downturn, but with a shriveled tax base struggling to prop up gargantuan governmental overhead, politicians must act now.— Jasmine Pickel is Ontario Director of the Canadian Taxpayers FederationSystemic racism exists in Ontario and Canada, Premier Doug Ford says.His statement was made in the Ontario legislature Wednesday in response to NDP Leader Andrea Horwath’s demand that he acknowledge the hundreds of thousands of Ontarians who face racial discrimination every day and order the collection of race-based health data.“Of course there’s systemic racism in Ontario. There’s systemic racism across this country. I know it exists,” Ford said. “What I don’t know is the hardships faced by those communities, and a lot of us in this chamber do not know the hardships within those communities. I don’t have those lived experiences.”Ford said his government won’t stand for racism and will work with other political parties to “stamp this out.”NDP MPP Gurratan Singh said some Canadians, including Ford, still believe that the situation here is different than in the United States.“To those folks, to the premier, I say Canada, Ontario, this very House that we stand in here today, was built upon systemic racism,” Singh said in the Ontario Legislature. “It is built upon a history of the oppression of black and brown people, of the enslavement of black people, of the genocide of Indigenous people.”In a joint letter to the premier dated Wednesday, Liberal MPPs Michael Coteau and Mitzie Hunter said Ford’s words of support for the black community are not concrete actions.“The need to fight systemic racism is about more than past statements or personal good works,” the MPPs say. “It is about reforming and changing the ways in which our society is set up in order that Black, Indigenous and other people of colour are free to live their lives and pursue their livelihoods.”
"We are free. You understand what I mean. I'm going to take a pass on Abe - Honest Abe as we call him," Trump responded.
PM stares down China's trade threats after blistering attacPresident of the Australian Medical Association WA branch Dr Andrew Miller said it was premature to see borders reopening
The report cited the controversies around the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which led to Delhi riots in February. It even mentioned the scrapping of special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
The lifting of restrictions ushered in a skyrocketing of reported coronavirus cases, with daily infections rising from about 1,700 per day before the relaxation to 5,385 new cases on June 9, a single-day record.
As the number of cases contined to rise, the World Health Organization(WHO) said that Pakistan is among the top-10 countries in the world reporting the highest number of cases.Afghan authorities are opening prison doors for thousands of Taliban inmates in a high-risk gambit to ensure the insurgent group begins peace talks with Kabul.
It's a cross-party backing all for a nationalistic cause. In the Nepal parliament, PM KP Sharma Oli said: "India is occupying Nepali territory."From midday tomorrow, gatherings of up to 20 people will be allowed including inside pubs, cafes and restaurants新冠疫情在人民群众中George Floyd was killed after police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds in Minneapolis on 25 May.He had been arrested after allegedly using a counterfeit $20 note in a shop, and his death sparked anti-racism protests across the US and the world.
"I think I've done more for the black community than any other president. And let's take a pass on Abraham Lincoln 'cause he did good, although it's always questionable. You know, in other words the end result," Trump said without explanation.新冠疫情在人民群众中The number of covid-19 cases in Maharashtra police force continues to rise with 88 new positive cases detected in the last 24 hours apart from one casualty due to the disease.
As is the case with other antivirals, this drug should be used as early in the disease course as possible to achieve any meaningful effects and should be avoided in patients with severe disease, the health ministry said, adding an ECG should ideally be done before prescribing the drug.