Week in Assessment: No parking, wrecking Champlain, robots coming, inexperienced Halloween, resto woes

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Opinion: Are the robots coming for our jobs?

Are the robots coming for our jobs? For years, that’s been the concern. Specialists have warned that automation and synthetic intelligence will disrupt the labour market. Whereas some predict that new applied sciences will create as many new jobs as they displace — no less than for these with the suitable sorts of expertise — others see rising and chronic unemployment. Fairly than sharpening our personal crystal ball, we requested Canadian staff about their experiences with technological change. On the entire, these experiences are extra optimistic than unfavourable. But they level to some potential hassle to observe for, particularly as soon as the post-pandemic financial restoration takes maintain.

Legault OKs trick-or-treating, but ‘Halloween parties for adults are out’

As coronavirus deaths within the province reached a grim benchmark, Premier François Legault gave the inexperienced mild for kids to exit and accumulate sweet on Halloween. Quebec surpassed 6,000 deaths on Thursday for the reason that pandemic started. The variety of deaths attributed to the virus climbed by eight in a 24-hour interval, however bearing in mind deaths whose reporting was delayed, a complete of 28 new deaths have been added to to the general complete of 6,005. Regardless of the grim information, Legault mentioned he believes it may be secure for kids to exit trick-or-treating on Halloween all through the province this yr, supplied they keep inside their household bubbles, that nobody goes inside one other individual’s house, and that secure distances of two metres be maintained always. He mentioned celebrating Halloween is necessary for the morale of kids.

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