May 27th, 2018

Business

CP Rail labour issues timeline

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2018

A timeline of labour issues at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.: May 25: CP Rail resumes talks after conductors and signal workers vote to reject contract offer. April 20: Federal Employment Minister Patty Hajdu orders the Canadian Industrial Relations Board to administer a union vote on the railway’s last offer. Union negotiators urge members to vote ... Read More »

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Former B.C. premier says pot industry about to enter Wild West period

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2018

VICTORIA – Former British Columbia premier Mike Harcourt says Canada is about to enter a new gold rush with many dreaming of striking it rich in the marijuana industry. But he says there will be plenty of losers during the pending cannabis industry shakedown, where qualified and unqualified entrepreneurs search for marijuana riches. Harcourt made ... Read More »

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Bains announces $26.7 million investment in space technology

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2018

MONTREAL – Science Minister Navdeep Bains has announced an investment of more than $26.7 million in space technology that will benefit 33 Canadian companies. Bains says the new money will support 46 projects and create or secure 397 jobs. He made the announcement today at the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue facilities of MDA on the western tip of ... Read More »

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CP Rail talks set to resume in Calgary after unions reject railway offer

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2018

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. is resuming contract talks with its train operators and signalling workers after they overwhelmingly rejected the company’s offer in a vote ordered by the federal government. About 3,000 members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference voted 98.1 per cent against the company’s final offer. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which ... Read More »

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Teamsters union members vote 98.1 per cent to reject CP Rail final offer

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2018

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference says its members at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. have voted 98.1 per cent to reject the company’s final offer. The union says negotiations with the railway will resume immediately in an attempt to achieve an agreement and avoid a work stoppage. Turnout for the electronic vote was about 77 per ... Read More »

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NewsAlert:Teamsters union members vote to reject CP Rail final offer

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2018

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference says its members at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. have voted 98.1 per cent to reject the company’s final offer. The union says negotiations with the railway will resume immediately in an attempt to achieve an agreement and avoid a work stoppage. More coming. Companies in this story (TSX:CP)... Read More »

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Energy sector weighs on Toronto market as oil drops below US$70 a barrel

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2018

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index was in the red in late-morning trading as the price for oil fell below US$70 a barrel and weighed on the key energy sector. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 28.85 points to 16,084.77, after 90 minutes of trading following reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. ... Read More »

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Weinstein faces sex charges in prosecution amid #MeToo

By Colleen Long, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2018

NEW YORK – Flinching when he heard himself described as a man who used power to prey on women, Harvey Weinstein was arraigned Friday on charges of rape and a criminal sex act in the first criminal prosecution to result from the wave of allegations against him that sparked a national reckoning over sexual misconduct. ... Read More »

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New app lets parents keep kids’ pertinent information at their fingertips

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2018

MONTREAL – A Montreal-based organization is launching a new free app that lets parents keep their children’s vital information close at hand. The Missing Children’s Network says the SIGN4L application allows parents to store up-to-date photos and vital information in one place for quick access in an emergency. The organization says that information is important ... Read More »

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Fate of CP Rail contract offer to be decided by union members today

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2018

CALGARY – The risk of a potential strike at CP Rail could be decided this afternoon once members from two unions complete voting on a three-year deal rejected by their negotiating teams. At stake is whether the threat of a strike is immediately averted or additional efforts are required to secure labour peace. Federal Employment ... Read More »

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