Air Transat lays off more than 50 per cent of remaining flight attendants as pandemic continues

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 19, 2020 4:26 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Canadian Union of Public … Read More

New business rent relief program will address gap in promised funds, minister says

As case numbers surge across Canada, many small businesses are seeing the effects of fewer customers, and some are once again being asked to close up shop to help beat … Read More

Landlords sue Hudson’s Bay for unpaid rent at multiple Quebec locations

Two landlords of the Hudson’s Bay Co. are suing the retailer for unpaid rent, alleging the iconic department store that anchors shopping malls across Canada hasn’t paid its bills at … Read More

Transat share price rises after Air Canada announces revised takeover bid

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 13, 2020 10:48 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Transat AT shares rose 23 … Read More

New coronavirus shut downs, restrictions prompt backlash in U.K.

LONDON — The British government is set to announce new restrictions Monday on business and socializing in major northern England cities with high infection rates. But pubs, restaurants and other … Read More

‘We must act now’: U.K. unveils controversial coronavirus lockdown plan

LONDON — The British government carved England into three tiers of coronavirus risk on Monday in a bid to slow a resurgent coronavirus outbreak, putting the northern city of Liverpool … Read More

Coronavirus: Air Canada raises close to $500M by selling, leasing back Boeing 737 Max 8s

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 8, 2020 9:34 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Air Canada has raised nearly … Read More

Grocery bills set to increase for Canadians: report

According to a new report from Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph, the average Canadian family is set to spend a lot more at the grocery store. Each year, … Read More

Freeland says she’s confident coronavirus defeat ‘is not years away’

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, who was appointed Minister of Finance in August when Bill Morneau resigned, said she is confident the coronavirus will be defeated and that it won’t … Read More

Canadian air traffic control firm slashing jobs as coronavirus hammers aviation industry

NAV Canada is cutting 14 per cent of its workforce and citing the ongoing financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and the significant hardships facing the air travel industry. The … Read More

Canadians use social media to shine light on live music industry left in dark by COVID-19

Canadians who have a passion for the performing arts are taking to social media on Tuesday night to raise awareness about the live events industry that they say has been … Read More

Feds say they’re prepared to discuss health-care funding after provinces voice concerns

The federal government is prepared to discuss more funding for provinces that saw their health-care systems severely impacted by the novel coronavirus, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc said. He told … Read More

Tens of thousands sign petition to ‘save MEC’ after co-op sold to U.S. firm

Tens of thousands of people have signed on to a petition hoping to stop the sale of Mountain Equipment Co-op to a private U.S. firm. The sale was announced Monday, … Read More

‘Be the Change’ report issues calls to action to address inequality in London

Eighteen per cent of Londoners — about 72,000 people — live at or below the poverty line, according to a new report from the London Community Foundation (LCF). Indigenous and … Read More

Coronavirus: Air Transat revenues drop by 99%, with 2,000 layoffs expected

Transat AT Inc. expects to permanently lay off at least 2,000 Canadian employees after revenues fell 99 per cent last quarter, when the travel company operated flights for just one … Read More

Coronavirus: Transat revenues drop by 99%, with 2,000 layoffs expected

Transat AT Inc. expects to permanently lay off at least 2,000 Canadian employees after revenues fell 99 per cent last quarter, when the travel company operated flights for just one … Read More

Coronavirus: Transat revenues drop by 99 per cent, with 2,000 layoffs expected

Transat AT Inc. expects to permanently lay off at least 2,000 Canadian employees after revenues fell 99 per cent last quarter, when the travel company operated flights for just one … Read More

Childcare, flex work are key for women to recover from pandemic career hits: report

A new report from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce says affordable childcare offerings, flexible work arrangements and support for job training are all key to helping women recover from the … Read More

Nightclubs, banquet halls in B.C. ordered closed again as COVID-19 cases rise

As the number of COVID-19 cases climbs back up, B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Tuesday ordered all nightclubs and banquet halls to close once again. In addition, … Read More

Japan’s economic crisis hits new low amid coronavirus, setting test for next PM

Japan’s economy sank deeper into its worst postwar contraction in the second quarter as the coronavirus jolted businesses more than initially thought, underscoring the daunting task the new prime minister … Read More

U.S. budget deficit set to hit record $3.3 trillion due to coronavirus measures

The United States budget deficit is projected to hit a record $3.3 trillion as huge government expenditures to fight the coronavirus and to prop up the economy have added more … Read More

Liberals to unveil ‘ambitious green agenda’ in throne speech, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will unveil an “ambitious green agenda” in the throne speech scheduled to be delivered later this month. “We know the world is going … Read More

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick minimum wages “well below” a livable wage: report

A report released Wednesday outlines living wage research for Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and says minimum pay must be increased within two years. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives … Read More

Coronavirus: Dollarama reports sales boost as Canadians stocked up on summer items

Dollarama Inc. enjoyed a seven per cent sales boost and flat profits in its second quarter as Canadians bought seasonal items for home and patio during the pandemic’s summer months. … Read More

Coronavirus: Face coverings to be mandatory at all Starbucks Canada locations

Starting Sept. 14, anyone visiting a Starbucks store across Canada will be required to wear a face covering. The company announced the move Monday, saying they are continuing to help … Read More

Canadian banks cautiously optimistic on post-coronavirus economic recovery

TORONTO — Canadian banks were optimistic this quarter about the prospects of an economic rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but conceded much uncertainty lies ahead — particularly … Read More

Liberals unveil $37B for CERB transition to new benefits, EI changes

Just a few weeks ahead of the expected end of the Canada Emergency Recovery Benefit, the Trudeau government announced on Thursday $37-billion in fresh spending on new and revamped federal … Read More

Coronavirus: Federal wage subsidy program might cost $14B less than predicted

Canada’s official fiscal watchdog says the federal wage subsidy program might cost $14 billion less than the government predicted. A new report today by Parliamentary Budget Office analyst Ben Segel-Brown … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec farms facing lost profits and rotting harvests due to migrant worker shortage

Nineteen-year-old Florence Lachapelle was among hundreds of Quebecers who tried their hand at planting seeds and harvesting produce this summer, replacing migrant workers who were unable to leave their countries … Read More

Metro sales up more than 10% as Canadians eat at home due to COVID-19 pandemic

Metro Inc. said Wednesday it had a $263.5-million profit in its latest quarter, up from $222.4 million a year ago, with sales up more than 10 per cent as more … Read More

CRA launches updated wage subsidy calculator before COVID-19 aid program’s next phase

The federal government has launched an updated calculator to help employers estimate what help they might receive from the next phase of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. The calculator opened … Read More

Trump’s aluminum tariffs are ‘bad economics’: Canadian industry minister

Slapping a new round of tariffs on Canadian aluminum comes down to “bad economics” by the Trump administration, says Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains. In an interview with The West Block‘s … Read More

Program to help provinces weather fiscal shocks needs reform amid coronavirus: economist

A new paper suggests a federal program meant to buffer provinces against economic shocks is not up to the task — especially in the COVID-19 era. Read more: Trudeau government … Read More

3 more employees at Brandon Maple Leaf hog plant test positive for COVID-19

Three more employees at the sprawling Maple Leaf hog processing plant in Brandon tested positive for the novel coronavirus and now the workers’ union is calling for the plant to … Read More

Coronavirus: Applications for $469M fish harvesters’ aid program to open Aug. 24

The federal government has announced details of a $469-million program aimed at helping Canada’s fish harvesters deal with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette … Read More

TD, RBC to let most staff to work from home until 2021 due to coronavirus

TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada and TD Bank Group say most of their staff will work from home until next year to further stop the spread of COVID-19. RBC … Read More

Toronto, Peel Region move into Stage 3 of reopening on Friday

The Ontario government says Toronto and Peel Region can finally move into Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan starting Friday, July 31, at 12:01 a.m. In a press release … Read More

Canada’s economy won’t recover unless marginalized groups, women helped too: report

Canadians cannot expect the economy to fully recover from COVID-19 without helping those most affected by the downturn — including women, people of colour, and the LGBTQ+ community, a new … Read More

‘We can do better than Sept. 1’: London transit chair pushes for quick return to fare collection

Financial relief is on the way for the London Transit Commission thanks to plans to resume collecting fares and expected funding from upper levels of government. On Monday, the province … Read More

Trump signs orders to lower drug prices, including by importing from Canada

By Jeff Mason and Alexandra Alper Reuters Posted July 24, 2020 4:35 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ U.S. President Donald … Read More

Canadian Grand Prix race in Montreal cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19

The Canadian Grand Prix has been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Formula One said in a statement Friday that it decided to hold the rest of its … Read More

Occupancy numbers at all vacation, rental and resort properties in B.C. will soon be restricted

The B.C. government is set to unveil strict rules on Airbnb, cabin, and houseboat rentals. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the province is in the process of putting … Read More

Temporary basic income would help world’s poor during coronavirus pandemic: UN

By Michelle Nichols Reuters Posted July 23, 2020 12:38 am     Updated July 23, 2020 12:43 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font … Read More

Next round of U.S. coronavirus aid could cost well over $1 trillion as demands rise

The price tag for the next COVID-19 aid package could quickly swell above $1 trillion as White House officials negotiate with Congress over money to reopen schools, prop up small … Read More

Next round of U.S. coronavirus aid could cost well over $1 trillion as talks stall

The price tag for the next COVID-19 aid package could quickly swell above $1 trillion as White House officials negotiate with Congress over money to reopen schools, prop up small … Read More

Coronavirus: European Union economic recovery deal stalls at 1st day of talks

European Union leaders failed on Friday to make headway in negotiations over a massive stimulus plan to breathe life into economies ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, returning to their Brussels … Read More

Finance minister reveals changes to COVID-19 wage subsidy program

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the Liberals are easing eligibility rules for the government’s emergency wage subsidy and changing the amounts businesses can receive. The government had been under pressure … Read More

Finance minister expected to reveal changes to COVID-19 wage subsidy program

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will outline today how the federal government is reshaping its emergency wage-subsidy program that has been extended to the end of the year. The program is … Read More

One quarter of Canada’s small businesses report staff refusing to return to work: survey

A national association representing small business owners says about a quarter of recently-surveyed employers have had staff refuse to return to work when asked — and the group claims a … Read More

Majority of Canadians polled want U.S. border closed until end of 2020: Ipsos

More than eight in 10 Canadians surveyed in a new Ipsos poll said they want to keep the U.S.-Canada border closed till at least the end of 2020. Hesitation to … Read More

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