Employment in Nova Scotia reached an all-time high in January, while unemployment reached an all-time low. “We are pleased to see that Nova Scotia’s economic outlook continues to be positive,” said Finance and Treasury Board Minister Karen Casey. “Government is working to create the right conditions for economic growth so that the private sector can create jobs and opportunities for Nova Scotians.” The monthly Labour Force Survey recently released by Statistics Canada showed that Nova Scotia’s labour force increased by 5,400 in January. Nova Scotia’s employment was up by 6,100 to 465,100, the highest level of employment on record for the province, beating the previous record set in December 2011 at 461,700. The monthly gain included 3,600 full-time jobs and 2,400 part-time jobs. Compared with January 2018, Nova Scotia employment is up by 11,600, which included full-time employment increases of 10,100 and part-time gains of 1,400. Unemployment was also the lowest on record. The unemployment rate fell from 7.1 per cent in December to 6.9 per cent in January. Since January of last year, the unemployment rate has fallen from 8.2 per cent to 6.9 per cent. For more information visit https://novascotia.ca/finance/statistics/default.asp .
“#Rajapaksa clan is showing off their ignorance yet again by forging my signature on a fake letter,on @MFA_SriLanka letterhead.These idiots are still not aware that I’m no longer the MFA. Reported to CID to bring the perpetrators to justice,” Samaraweera tweeted. The forged letter has Samaraweera’s name and signature at the end and refers to him as the Foreign Minister although he is no more the Foreign Minister. Responding to the allegation that the family of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was behind the letter, Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa tweeted saying if they want to criticize Samaraweera they will do it directly.“Hon. Min. @MangalaLK: If @PresRajapaksa, I or any other Rajapaksa want to criticize you, your policies or your government, we’ll do it directly. I’m glad that you reported it. Action must be taken against those responsible for spreading this kind of misinformation,” Namal Rajapaksa tweeted. (Colombo Gazette) Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera has filed a complaint with the Police Criminal investigations Department (CID) over a forged letter with his signature.The letter, addressed to the British Tamils Forum, refers to the action taken by the Foreign Ministry earlier with regards to the conduct of a military officer at the Sri Lankan High Commission in the UK.