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  • Strike at General Motors CAMI plant to end after workers approve deal

    October 16, 2017 12:07 PM 6

    TORONTO -- Workers at General Motors' CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ont., accepted a tentative agreement Monday, ending a four-week-long strike. The contract proposal was hammered out last week and Unifor, which represents 2,500 of the 2,800 workers affected, had recommended the deal be accepted. The union says almost 86 per cent of production workers and 79 per cent of tradesworkers

  • NDP calls for emergency debate in the Commons on Sears liquidation

    October 15, 2017 6:25 PM 14

    OTTAWA -- The NDP is urging the Speaker of the House of Commons to allow an emergency debate on the fate of current and former employees of Sears Canada on Monday. New Democrat MP Scott Duvall says a debate is needed to give the Commons the chance to address the court ordered liquidation of Sears. The retailer is set to proceed with its plan to liquidate

  • Plane sustained minor damage after hitting drone near Quebec City: Garneau

    October 15, 2017 4:11 PM 7

    Skyjet plane was struck as it approached Jean Lesage airport Thursday Canada's transport minister says he's relieved a commercial aircraft sustained only minor damage when it was hit by a drone near Quebec City's airport last week. Marc Garneau says the incident occurred on Thursday when a Skyjet plane was struck as it approached the Jean Lesage airport

  • Drone collides with commercial plane over Quebec City

    October 15, 2017 3:58 PM 7

    Canada’s transport minister called on drone operators to fly responsibly after one of the aerial vehicles struck a commercial flight above Quebec City on Thursday. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said the incident occurred on Thursday when a Skyjet plane was struck by a drone as it approached the Jean Lesage airport. In a statement, Garneau said it was the first

  • Drone strikes commercial aircraft in Quebec: Garneau

    October 15, 2017 3:48 PM 9

    A Skyjet flight heading to Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport was struck by a drone on Oct. 12, according to Minister of Transport Marc Garneau. Emergency measures were immediately put in place and the plane was able to land safely, according to French media reports. No injuries were reported. “This should not have happened,” Garneau told reporters

  • Ontario court green-lights Sears Canada liquidation sales

    October 13, 2017 9:09 PM 16

    Insolvent Sears Canada Inc. is set to start its liquidation sales on Thursday, the first step to it shutting down its remaining 131 stores and putting 12,000 employees out of work. Ontario Superior Court on Friday gave Sears, which has been operating under court protection from its creditors since June, the green light to start its going-out-of-business

  • Federal government gives Omnitrax 30 days to restore rail line to Churchill, Man

    October 13, 2017 8:28 PM 10

    Report prepared for railway owner estimates cost of repairs at $43.5M The federal government is threatening legal action if the company that owns the only rail line to the northern Manitoba town of Churchill does not resume rail service in 30 days. The government has been working toward the restoration of the rail line but Denver-based Omnitrax has not met its obligation

  • Court OK's Sears Canada liquidation, all stores to close

    October 13, 2017 6:36 PM 18

    Most of the 74 Sears department stores are in areas with populations under 400,000 An Ontario Superior Court judge has approved a request by Sears Canada to liquidate all of its remaining stores. The retailer had applied for permission to liquidate the stores on Tuesday, and permission was granted at a court hearing on Friday. The retailer, which has been in business

  • Sears Canada liquidation approved by court

    October 13, 2017 4:03 PM 13

    An Ontario Superior Court justice on Friday approved a motion to liquidate all remaining Sears Canada stores, ending a retail empire that served generations of Canadians. Liquidation sales are scheduled to begin Oct. 19 and finish no later than Jan. 21. Justice Glenn Hainey approved the motion at a hearing in a downtown Toronto courtroom. A buyer group

  • As Sears goes dark, middle-class votes may be elusive: Delacourt

    October 13, 2017 4:02 PM 10

    “Retail politics” doesn’t sound all that smart or easy these days in Canada. It’s been a bruising week for the retail business, with the imminent collapse of the Sears department store empire and accompanying job losses all over Canada. There was also the news that the Canada Revenue Agency had some plan to treat employee discounts as taxable benefits