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Flu shots delayed; Sunday shopping ban lifted in Nova Scotia; Criticism over foreign worker program growing in B.C.; Police chief wants pay suspended for officers accused of serious wrongdoings; Public-sector theft, fraud totals $140M; Population will have to quintuple to support retiree population: study; Literacy, youth employment targeted in federal cuts; One of Canada’s largest EAP providers grows larger
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/20/2006

Flu shots delayed

Ottawa — A delay in the production of the flu vaccine means flu shots right across Canada won’t be ready until November. Flu season generally runs between September and April, but the peak illness period doesn’t typically begin until late December. The vaccine is usually available in Canada in October, but production of the vaccine this year has been delayed across the globe.

Sunday shopping ban lifted in Nova Scotia