Saskatchewan calls for VFPA representation reform
The Government of Saskatchewan is calling for reform regarding representation on the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA). Currently only one of the 11 members of the board represents Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Saskatchewan is asking for two members from each prairie province along with two federal member nominations.
Employees welcome mental health supports: report
Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, a division of Canada Life, today released a research paper that shows 68 per cent of employed Canadians have felt supported by their employers throughout the pandemic. Eighty-six per cent of respondents from a smaller sample indicated that strategies such as social check-ins, flexible work arrangements and access to mental health resources were more helpful than financial support. Only nine per cent indicated that measures such as bonuses and pay raises helped support their mental health. The research was conducted in December 2020 with Mental Health Research Canada and Queens University.
Metals and Mining conference launches March 1
BMO Capital Markets today announced it will host its 30th Global Metals and Mining Conference from March 1 to March 5. Normally held in Florida each year, the conference will be digital for the first time. Industry leaders from 31 countries are expected to participate.
Deere income rises from 2020
Deere and Company, based in Moline, Ill., today reported net income of US$1.224 billion for the first quarter ended Jan. 31, 2021, or $3.87 per share, compared with net income of $517 million, or $1.63 per share, for the quarter ended Feb. 2, 2020. Worldwide net sales and revenues increased 19 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 to $9.112 billion. Equipment operations net sales were $8.051 billion for the quarter, compared with $6.530 billion in 2020.