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January 9, 2019 7:22 PM Fifteen military suicides reported in 2018 despite new prevention strategy

OTTAWA—The Canadian Forces saw more than a dozen service members die by suicide last year even as it was implementing a number of new services and benefits to prevent such tragedies. New figures from the Department of National Defence show 15 members of the Canadian military killed themselves in 2018 — one fewer than the previous year. The latest deaths 23

January 8, 2019 12:59 AM Electric-vehicle sales in Canada have fallen far short of ambitious goals set a decade ago

OTTAWA—A decade-old goal to get at least half a million electric cars on Canada’s roads by the end of 2018 appears to have missed the mark by more than 400,000. The 2009 Electric Vehicle Technology Road Map for Canada, produced by a panel of experts in part for the Department of Natural Resources, aimed for 500,000 cars with the hope of galvanizing industry 20

January 3, 2019 4:33 PM Canadian court slams Uber’s arbitration process

“Uber drivers have a strong claim to be treated as employees,” said Mr. Heller’s lawyer Michael Wright. The question of whether contract workers should be treated as employees has roiled Silicon Valley for years. Having a flexible fleet of contract driver, delivery or repair workers has helped keep costs low for companies like Uber, Instacart Inc. and Amazon 23

December 29, 2018 12:50 AM Auston Matthews, Mike Bossy and the joy of flex

The day Matthews began getting free sticks as a top prospect “was a big sigh of relief for them, for sure.” Matthews now uses a Bauer model that’s far lighter and whippier than anything available in Bossy’s era. “My go-to shot back then was the snap shot,” Bossy said. “Whereas today it looks like they’re using a hybrid of what I’d call an old-time wrister 30

December 15, 2018 5:59 PM Champion Red Sox owe nearly $12M in luxury tax

The World Series champion Red Sox owe $11,951,091 (U.S.) in luxury tax for having baseball’s top payroll, according to final calculations by the commissioner’s office obtained by The Associated Press. The only other team that owes is the Washington Nationals, who must pay $2,386,097, their second straight year with a bill. Because Boston was more than $40 million 37

December 14, 2018 11:52 PM CN Rail reaches tentative agreement with 2,100 Canadian mechanics, electricians

MONTREAL—Canadian National Railway and the union that represents its 2,100 mechanics, electricians and apprentices in Canada say they have reached a tentative collective agreement. No details of the deal are being released until it is presented to members in ratification meetings. Negotiations began Oct. 5 with Unifor saying that wages, benefits and the contracting 32

November 28, 2018 5:16 PM HBC faces renewed criticism from activist investor Land and Buildings

TORONTO—Hudson’s Bay Co. activist investor Land and Buildings Investment Management LLC is attacking the Toronto-based retailer’s board again for failing to take decisive action to unlock value for shareholders. In a letter sent to shareholders, Land and Buildings says it believes HBC could double or triple its share price and find benefits by selling 30

November 27, 2018 4:18 PM Maple Leaf Foods gets $34.5 million for London plant from Ontario government

“It is an old plant, and given the area it’s in, it’s pretty much at capacity and there’s no room for expansion,” said Taylor, central region director for UFCW Canada Local 1006A, of the Toronto plant. “The company confirmed that they will be provided with opportunities to go to the London plant, and … they do have other plants in the Toronto area where 40

November 26, 2018 11:48 PM GM shows Doug Ford’s Ontario isn’t so ‘Open for Business’

Doug Ford’s attempt at damage control for doomed GM workers consisted of handing out his mobile phone number, and hinting at extra benefits for the jobless. But the damage is done. No matter the premier’s political spin, the economic spinoff from car assembly plants is a powerful force multiplier — or vaporizer, in this case. Oshawa’s loss is Ontario’s 48

November 25, 2018 2:29 PM Taiwanese reject legalizing same-sex unions in referendum

TAIPEI, TAIWAN—Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits. The vote on Saturday, organized by Christian groups that make up about 5 per cent of Taiwan’s 39