Thursday Jun 01, 2023

Union declares impasse with Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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After eight months of negotiations with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the Public Service Alliance of Canada bargaining team has declared impasse.

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Jamey Mills, PSAC regional executive vice-president and political officer assigned to CFIA bargaining, said the team had been negotiating with CFIA since August, but declared impasse after a session last week where the employer tabled a pay proposal that failed to keep up with inflation.

“Their standard wage proposal was the same as what’s been offered to the other Treasury Board groups, so an average of 2.06 per cent over over four years,” Mills

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Canadian restaurants are getting louder. There’s an app for that

Having to yell in a noisy restaurant can be annoying, but some are so loud they could harm your hearing. There’s something you can do about it

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Simu Liu surprises Canadian restaurant that saved a table for him

Simu Liu treated the staff of an Edmonton restaurant on Saturday, making a surprise stop at Hanjan while in the city for the JUNOS.

The Korean restaurant issued a call out on its Instagram for Simu Liu to stop by, even reserving a table for him adding “we’re open until 12 so if ur tired from Juno rehearsals come to hanjan for some good ol korean fewd.”

Liu commented on the post, adding, “Yo I’m down” on the reel.

Later on in the day, Liu posted to his Instagram story at the table, simply stating “lol,” tagging the restaurant.


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Ottawa chef Briana Kim wins the 2023 Canadian Culinary Championship at the Shaw Centre

The champion, chef-owner of Alice restaurant on Adeline Street, makes highly inventive and technically formidable plant-based dishes.

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Briana Kim, chef and owner of Alice Restaurant on Adeline Street, took home gold at the 2023

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EU finds communication gaps in Canadian dairy controls

A lack of communication between officials in Canada could put at risk the control system for EU dairy exports, according to an audit.

DG Sante, the European Commission’s agency for health and food safety, looked at the official control system for milk and dairy products sent to the European Union as part of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada.

Findings are based on a review of documentation and control records and discussions with authority officials who met via videoconference because of coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

The audit in October and November 2020 concluded the control

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