Gillian Wheatley


Gillian Wheatley is a journalist in the CBC's business unit. She also works with CBC News Network- producing live and breaking news. She is based in Toronto.

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Unifor membership elects Lana Payne as new leader

In its first contested election in almost 10 years, Canada's largest private-sector union has elected Lana Payne as the new national president of Unifor. She is the first woman to hold the position.

Young people ask for pay transparency in job postings, saying the deck is stacked against job seekers

More young people are asking for pay transparency in job ads so they can choose whether to apply. It's a move several states have already made in the United States, and one several Canadian provinces are considering.
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Why are some isolation periods shortened for vaccinated people with COVID-19?

Several provinces recently announced shorter isolation periods for vaccinated people who test positive for COVID-19. Under the new guidelines, these people will only be required to self-isolate for a minimum of five days following the date when their symptoms started or a positive test, instead of 10.

Flooding in B.C. led to fry shortage at McDonald's in Japan, company says

McDonald's stores in Japan will pause selling medium and large-sized french fries due to shipping issues out of the Port of Vancouver.

Business travel isn't expected to return to pre-pandemic levels anytime soon

Business travel may be a long time coming back to pre-pandemic levels. That will hurt many bottom lines, particularly for airlines where business trips make up a significant part of industry profit.

Young people forced to get creative as COVID-19 disrupts summer job plans yet again

When it comes to jobs, young people have been hit hard by the pandemic. New data from Statistics Canada finds 101,000 jobs were lost for those aged 15-24 in April. That's setting up a tricky summer for many young people who typically rely on finding work in restaurants, hotels and summer camps.

Tax Q&A: What you need to know about filing your pandemic taxes

Your taxes might look a little different this year because of the pandemic. With special government assistance and new deductions for people who work from home, this tax season promises to be unique. Personal finance expert Shannon Lee Simmons answers some of your tax questions.

Pandemic job losses threaten to leave women behind permanently, RBC warns

The pandemic's job losses have hit women particularly hard, and a new report from RBC says the effects could be potentially long-lasting.