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December 14, 2018 4:24 PM Tories could recall legislature over Christmas to zap power workers’ strike

The Progressive Conservative government is prepared to recall the legislature to impose back-to-work legislation to short circuit power workers from shutting down half of Ontario’s electricity system, the Star has learned. Concerned about job action from the Power Workers’ Union after it rejected Ontario Power Generation’s final contract offer, the government 7

December 12, 2018 6:54 PM Via Rail places $989-million train order with Siemens for key rail corridor

MONTREAL—Via Rail has selected Germany’s Siemens over Bombardier Inc. for a $989-million contract to build new rolling stock as the Canadian passenger rail service renews its fleet of locomotives and cars for the rail corridor between Quebec City and Windsor, Ont. Via Rail and Siemens also announced a 15-year technical services and parts agreement valued 12

December 12, 2018 4:39 PM Canada’s state railway set to give order to Siemens over Bombardier

Canada’s state-owned Via Rail has picked Germany’s Siemens AG for a new order of locomotives and passenger cars, dealing Bombardier Inc. a second high-profile setback on its home turf this year, said people familiar with the matter. An announcement about the company’s fleet replacement plans is scheduled to be made by Via Rail chief executive officer 8

December 11, 2018 6:01 PM Postal union takes Trudeau government to court over back-to-work bill

The union’s lawyer said the back-to-work legislation was passed after Canada Post created a “false emergency” over a backlog of parcels at the Crown corporation’s sorting plants. “The Liberal government’s legislation, just like the previous Conservative’s, unilaterally prohibits any lawful strike,” Paul Cavalluzzo said in a statement. “This legislation 6

December 7, 2018 8:20 PM Leafs’ Nylander and Kapanen unhurt in minor car accident

Toronto Maple Leafs forwards William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen were involved in a minor car accident near the club’s training facility in Etobicoke on Friday. “Confirming that William and Kasperi were involved in a minor collision near our practice facility this afternoon. There were no injuries,” the team’s director of media relations, Steve Keogh 10

December 5, 2018 4:42 PM Canada’s main stock index up sharply with U.S. markets closed, loonie falls

Canada’s main stock index was up sharply Wednesday morning, with the energy and mining sectors leading the advance. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 157.68 points at 15,221.27, making up for some of the 211-point drop it experienced Tuesday. In New York, stock markets were closed Wednesday to mark the death of former president George H.W. Bush last week. The Canadian 11

December 3, 2018 3:54 PM Mariners set to ship all-star shortstop Jean Segura to Phillies

It’ll be just the latest salary-stripping move for the Mariners, who also Monday will announce that they have traded eight-time All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano and All-Star closer Edwin Diaz to the New York Mets for three prospects and veterans Jay Bruce and Anthony Swarzak. Segura, 28, hit .304 last season with a .755 OPS (on-base-plus-slugging 12

December 2, 2018 4:35 AM Blockbuster sending Mariners Cano, Diaz to Mets all but done

These pieces have been a part of the deal since rumours surfaced on Thursday afternoon. But what is new to the situation is the official amount of money the Mariners will be sending to the Mets to complete the deal and help offset some of the $120 million U.S. owed to Cano over the next five seasons. It was something that was being negotiated until Saturday 14

December 2, 2018 1:28 AM Nylander deal key piece of the puzzle for Maple Leafs

“Everyone wants to get back in and get playing right away. We still have to play the long game with him. It’s a six-year contract,” said Dubas. “We don’t want to rush to get him on Tuesday, or potentially Thursday and have that forgo his health and well being. We’ll get all that taken care of, and hopefully in the next week or so he’ll be back in action 14

November 28, 2018 5:18 PM Maple Leafs will have Auston Matthews in lineup against Sharks

They’re 17-8-0 on the season and sit third in the Eastern Conference, two points behind the NHL-leading Buffalo Sabres and one point back of the Tampa Bay Lightning entering Wednesday’s action. Toronto went 9-5 while Matthews was sidelined. “We hope to get Willy back,” Matthews said of Nylander. “We hope it (contract) gets resolved. As players, we really 15