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October 17, 2018 4:51 PM Parole board grants escorted leave to informant who helped lock up Hells Angels boss

A former biker-gang hit man turned informant whose testimony brought down Hells Angels boss Maurice (Mom) Boucher has been granted escorted leaves from prison. The Parole Board of Canada today granted the temporary police-escorted leaves to Stephane (Godasse) Gagne, the former elite Hells Angels member sentenced for the 1997 killing of a Quebec prison 6

October 15, 2018 9:16 PM Airlines impose cannabis ban on pilots and cabin crew

Jazz has introduced a similar policy, banning employees in safety-critical positions from using marijuana on or off duty, spokesperson Debra Williams said. Nav Canada, the private company that operates the country’s air traffic control system, said it would reveal its cannabis policy for employees on Wednesday. But a spokesperson said it already has a zero tolerance 8

October 5, 2018 4:04 PM High court rules Quebec legislature guards fired for voyeurism can grieve

The agents’ union filed a grievance on their behalf. The Speaker objected that a labour tribunal had no jurisdiction over the matter because he had exercised parliamentary privilege to manage employees and eject unwelcome people from the national assembly building. Decisions went back and forth as the case moved through the courts, with the Quebec Court 5

October 5, 2018 3:35 PM Nuns couldn’t stop Wells Fargo from making another big gun loan

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo & Co. is doubling down on the gun industry, undaunted by criticism of its deep ties to firearm companies and the National Rifle Association. The San Francisco-based bank last week issued a $40 million line of credit to gun manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co., according to financial filings. That’s on top of the $431 million in debt that Wells 9

October 4, 2018 5:08 PM Critics slam Liberals over prescription drug cost ‘concession’ in USMCA pact

The medications, increasingly prescribed in Canada, are frequently used to treat debilitating conditions including cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association President Jim Keon says allowing drug companies to keep data to themselves for an additional two years is a “step away” from an affordable national 10

September 19, 2018 8:05 PM It’s no slam dunk, but Glen Grunwald has high hopes for Canada Basketball

Having already played a significant role in one chapter of Canadian basketball history, Glen Grunwald has his eyes set on another. One of the first employees of the Toronto Raptors, coming on board long before the team played its first game, Grunwald was instrumental in negotiating a rocky first few years for the now well-established franchise 26

September 13, 2018 6:16 PM Walmart launches 1-hour grocery delivery in the GTA

MISSISSAUGA—Walmart Canada says it is starting to roll out one-hour grocery delivery today for customers in parts of the Greater Toronto Area. The discount grocer says it’s partnered with Instacart, a California-based company, to provide the service. Shoppers use the Instacart website or app to place their order, which is then picked out and delivered 20

September 11, 2018 7:34 PM Sears Canada’s court monitor opposes priority for pensioners over other creditors

FTI says it’s opposing the pension motion through its role as monitor — a sort of umpire assigned to help a judge sort out conflicting claims — in part because it doesn’t appear any of the other unsecured creditors is in a position to challenge it. It says the other creditors are primarily small businesses and individuals including former employees 15

September 10, 2018 12:19 PM Mail disruptions possible by Sept. 26 if Canada Post workers approve strike mandate

“There is no limit as to how long they could hold these vacancies and use temporary employees to cover these positions,” the statement said. The urban offer would also reduce vacation time and eliminate pre-retirement leave for future employees, CUPW said. The union said another offer to rural carriers would not settle key issues including job security 16

September 7, 2018 7:53 PM Boy-band Brockhampton cancels Toronto show, citing Exhibition Place lockout

More than 400 stagehands and technical employees in IATSE Local 58 have been locked out since July 20. The union claims that the city, which owns the facility, wants to contract out IATSE jobs and let Exhibition Place tenants bring in their own workers. The city says it is trying to modernize the venue’s collective agreement to become more competitive 13