Paul Vieira, Wall Street Journal

Paul Vieira

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Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Paul:

Canada Delivers Stellar November Job Gain, Putting Spotlight on Central Bank

Canada added 153,700 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 6.0%. Economists suggested the data could set the stage for a Bank of Canada rate rise in the first half of 2022 depending on the fallout from the Covid-19 Omicron variant. → Read More

Canada Strips Military of Powers to Investigate Sexual Misconduct

Defense minister says all investigations and prosecutions of sexual offenses in the military will be handled now by civilian law enforcement. → Read More

Canada Adds 157,100 Jobs in September, Employment Returns to Prepandemic Level

By Kim Mackrael and Paul Vieira OTTAWA--The Canadian economy surprised with a much larger than expected jobs gain in September that returned the employment... → Read More

Canadians Back Justin Trudeau, With Reservations

After failing to secure a parliamentary majority, the prime minister and his Liberal Party must rely on other parties to enact an agenda focused on expanded child care, affordable housing and climate change. → Read More

Canadian Election Threatens Justin Trudeau’s Grip on Power

The prime minister called for a vote last month in a bid to secure a Liberal parliamentary majority and strengthen his mandate, but polls show his party may lose ground instead. → Read More

Amazon Union Drive Heads North to Canada

The Canadian arm of the Teamsters unions says it requested that labor regulators in Alberta certify a union for workers at an Amazon warehouse just south of Edmonton, following a failed unionization effort in Alabama. → Read More

Soaring Canada Real Estate Prices Draw Campaign Pledges to Build Homes

As a national election approaches, polling indicates housing affordability has emerged as one of the top voter concerns not related to Covid-19. → Read More

Canada’s Plan to Reopen Border Threatened by Labor Strife

A union for customs and immigration officers served a formal strike notice to Canada’s federal government that labor disruptions could start Friday morning unless the two sides reach a new collective bargaining agreement. → Read More

Canada Eyes Reopening Border to U.S. Tourists in Mid-August

The lifting of restrictions would be conditional on Canada continuing a robust pace of Covid-19 vaccinations, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. → Read More

Canadian Indigenous Community Discovers Remains of Boarding-School Students

A Canadian west-coast indigenous community said the remains of about 215 children were found through the use of ground-penetrating radar, which surveyed nearby territory where a government-funded boarding school for indigenous students once operated. → Read More

Canada Wants YouTube, TikTok to Prioritize Canadian Content

Canada wants to force YouTube, TikTok and other video- and audio-sharing sites to prominently feature the country’s artists, a move that digital-law experts and former government officials call one of the most aggressive internet regulations yet from a Western country. → Read More

Canada Confronts Sexual Misconduct in Its Military

A series of sexual-misconduct allegations against Canadian military leaders has sparked a public outcry, triggering a wide-ranging investigation into the culture of Canada’s armed forces. → Read More

Canada’s Trudeau Is Cleared in Ethics Probe Over Charity Contract

An investigation has found that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn’t break conflict-of-interest laws when his Liberal government awarded a contract to a charity with financial ties with his family. → Read More

Air Canada Scraps Proposed Acquisition of Transat Over Regulatory Issues

Air Canada said it was evident the European Commission wouldn’t approve the deal based on the offered remedy package to alleviate any competition concerns. → Read More

Canadian Housing Boom Raises Concern, With Homes Selling Far Above Ask Prices

Some Canadian homes are selling for near double their asking price, causing the country’s pandemic price run-up to lead G-7 countries and spawning worries about real estate’s outsize role in economy. → Read More

Canada Slow to Improve Rail-Safety Oversight, Audit Warns

Canadian authorities have moved slowly to improve oversight of rail safety, nearly eight years after a fiery crash involving a crude-carrying train killed 47 people and wiped out much of a small Quebec town’s core, according to the country’s top auditor. → Read More

Canada Names Proud Boys a Terrorist Group

Ottawa designated the far-right Proud Boys as a terrorist organization, weeks after the group’s alleged involvement in the storming of the U.S. Capitol. → Read More

Canada’s Trudeau Pushes Policy to the Left Amid Covid Pandemic

The government plans more spending for the elderly, day care and drug costs; new taxes to target ‘extreme wealth’ → Read More

Canada’s Trudeau Confident in Strong Recovery for 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he anticipates a strong economic recovery in Canada in the middle of next year, aided by government spending and savings that households and businesses have accumulated. → Read More

Canada Targets Online-Streaming Services With Cultural Levy

Canada proposed to compel online-streaming services to set aside part of their revenue to fund its domestic TV and music production. → Read More