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April 19, 2018 7:24 PM Developer unveils plans for massive highrise complex at Bloor and Dundas

Choice Properties on Thursday revealed a plan that calls for multiple highrise towers offering 2,500 residential units and office space for more than 3,000. Bloor and Dundas is undergoing a big change, which developers say could bring thousands of residential housing units, jobs, park space, and a new modernized school. Choice Properties REIT revealed 14

April 16, 2018 6:43 PM California rejects border duties for National Guard troops

California informed federal officials it will not allow its troops to fix and repair vehicles, operate remotely-controlled surveillance cameras to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, operate radios and provide “mission support.” But the Democratic Brown conditioned his support by insisting that California’s troops have nothing to do with immigration 15

April 14, 2018 9:52 PM This column is about transgender people and it’s perfectly ordinary

Contrary to what many people, including the U.S. president, appear to believe, transgender people are not basket cases unable to function in difficult jobs. They are human beings who lead happy, productive lives, writes Emma Teitel. Last year, U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans to bar “transgender individuals” from serving in the U.S. military 11

April 13, 2018 7:00 PM Liberals launch 'Real Doug Ford' ad campaign ahead of election

Campaign officials say ads meant to highlight how Ford government would affect Ontario Ontario's Liberals are launching their first campaign ad ahead of the spring election, saying it aims to reveal the "real Doug Ford." The ad, which will air online, on television and radio starting Monday, says the Progressive Conservative leader would lower corporate 10

April 13, 2018 3:45 PM Toys 'R' Us stores in Canada, U.S. draw $890M bid

Bid includes $675 million to buy U.S stores and $215 million for Canadian outlets The head of U.S. toy company MGA Entertainment Inc. revealed Friday that he has made a formal bid to acquire the Toys "R" Us stores in both Canada and the United States. In a release, Isaac Larian, the CEO of MGA Entertainment, said the bid is for $675 million US to buy the U.S stores 14

April 11, 2018 5:43 PM Cineplex announces layoffs of full-time workers amid ‘small restructuring’

The Toronto-based company refused to say exactly how many jobs are being cut, but asserted the layoffs will impact less than 100 employees. The Toronto-based company’s spokesperson Sarah Van Lange is refusing to say exactly how many jobs are being cut, but says the layoffs will impact less than 100 employees. Lange says the cuts are part of a “small 11

April 10, 2018 9:24 PM China wants no 'progressive' elements in any free trade deal with Canada: envoy

China's ambassador says his country firmly rejects Canada's attempts to entrench labour standards in a free trade pact. Envoy Lu Shaye says Canada's so-called progressive trade agenda has no place in a free trade agreement. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was unable to persuade China's leaders to formally entrench labour, gender, environment and governance 7

April 10, 2018 9:00 AM Supply teacher shortage wreaks havoc in schools across province

Toronto Catholic board sounds alarm on growing shortage, rising sick days, urges ministry to ‘take immediate action.’ The education ministry “will be responding shortly,” said spokesperson Derek Luk. He said Naidoo-Harris recently hosted a day-long symposium with dozens of education partners to discuss teacher supply and demand challenges and solutions 9

April 9, 2018 8:00 AM North American workers wait for raises as job growth continues: Don Pittis

A NAFTA deal could boost wages which should make the economy more efficient, not less One of the simplest rules of economics is that when things are in short supply, prices rise enough to make the problem go away. Yet as unemployment rates in Canada and the United States reach lows not seen for decades, so far, that rule seems to have been broken 13

April 5, 2018 11:28 PM Trump wants $100B in more tariffs on China amid trade row

Move comes after China issued list of U.S. goods subject to possible retaliatory tariff hikes U.S. President Donald Trump has instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping $100 billion US in additional tariffs on Chinese goods. The move comes a day after China issued a $50 billion list of U.S. goods including soybeans and small aircraft 14