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January 15, 2019 6:00 PM U.S. postal workers protest in solidarity with Canada Post counterparts

Ottawa passed legislation last November that required striking postal workers to resume their duties, appointing a mediator to arbitrate an end to the Crown corporation’s dispute with members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. Those efforts, led by Elizabeth MacPherson, former chairwoman of the Canada Industrial Relations Board, broke down in December 6

January 15, 2019 2:47 PM Tories rev up fundraising machine with big-ticket events featuring Premier Doug Ford, energy minister

Under Wynne’s restrictions, all MPPs, candidates, and staff were forbidden from attending any event where money was raised for political parties. But last November Finance Minister Vic Fedeli changed the law to enable politicians and their staff to go to fundraisers. That had been the case prior to Wynne’s reforms almost three years ago amid accusations 6

January 11, 2019 3:29 PM Video shows Waffle House workers put food on unconscious man

LITHONIA, Ga. - A video shows two Waffle House employees putting salt, a slice of cheese and ketchup on an unconscious man’s head and now the company says the workers at the Atlanta area location have been fired. News outlets report the video on Instagram also shows the employees playing with the man like a puppet while he was passed-out. They’re seen moving 7

January 10, 2019 10:55 PM Feds to examine limo 3 months after wreck that killed 20

ALBANY, N.Y. - Some federal employees furloughed under the government shutdown may be recalled to start examining a limousine that crashed in rural upstate New York three months ago, killing 20 people, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. An NTSB statement said with the help of the county court, the agency is co-ordinating investigative 10

January 10, 2019 2:17 PM Aimia completes sale of Aeroplan loyalty program to Air Canada, repays debt

MONTREAL—Aimia Inc. says it has completed the sale of its Aeroplan loyalty program to Air Canada and used the majority of the proceeds to repay debt. The company says gross proceeds from the sale totalled roughly $497 million (U.S.) after adjustments related to working capital. At closing, about $308 million was used to repay and terminate Aimia’s credit 11

January 9, 2019 2:10 PM TransCanada drops ‘Canada’ from its name after 67 years

“The name TC Energy clearly articulates our complete business – pipelines, power generation and energy storage operations – and reflects our continued continental growth into an enterprise with critical assets and employees in Canada, the United States and Mexico,” chief executive officer Russ Girling said in a statement Wednesday. Fittingly, the name change 10

January 8, 2019 7:23 PM Nova Scotia’s minimum wage expected to increase to $11.55 on April 1

The minimum wage is also expected to rise to about $12.10 in April 2020 and $12.65 in April 2021. Starting April 1, 2022, the rate will be adjusted annually with inflation. According to Statistics Canada, 6.6 per cent of employees in Nova Scotia earned minimum wage during the period of April 2016 to March 2017. Minimum wage earners work primarily in retail 11

January 7, 2019 5:16 PM Former CanniMed CEO launches new pot company, but won’t be growing weed

The former chief executive of licensed producer CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. has a budding new cannabis business largely made up of his former employees — but his newest venture won’t involve growing pot. Brent Zettl says his biopharmaceutical company Zyus Life Sciences Inc. will instead buy cannabis from licensed producers and focus on extraction and development 10

January 5, 2019 6:26 PM U.S. federal agencies directed to hold off on shutdown raises

The raises, which were first reported by The Washington Post, appear to be an unintended consequence of a shutdown that is affecting hundreds of thousands of federal employees, forcing many to work without pay. Trump and congressional leaders met again Friday to try to hash out a resolution, but emerged no closer to a deal. Trump is demanding billions 14

January 4, 2019 1:47 PM Canada’s unemployment rate sticks at 43-year low of 5.6%; weak wage growth persists

OTTAWA—The unemployment rate stayed at its 43-year low of 5.6 per cent last month as the economy closed out 2018 with the addition of 9,300 net new jobs, Statistics Canada said Friday. For the second straight month, the jobless rate was at its lowest level since Statistics Canada started measuring comparable data in January 1976. Economists had expected 10