Harriet offers an action movie take on abolitionist Harriet Tubman — and these Canadians are here for it

Harriet offers an action movie take on abolitionist Harriet Tubman — and these Canadians are here for it

The new movie bringing Harriet Tubman — the Underground Railroad’s most famous conductor — to the big screen offers a different portrait of the celebrated figure than the stately image typically depicted in American history. And its tale of a steel-willed young heroine in an action-packed story has a special resonance in the Canadian city the […]

Housing Supply Action Plan should help fill in GTA’s missing middle

Housing Supply Action Plan should help fill in GTA’s missing middle

The Housing Supply Action Plan announced by the Government of Ontario last week represents the first major step — by any provincial government — to address availability and affordability in the market. The actions announced recognize that the “tax and restrict” approaches taken by previous, and other levels of, governments have simply fuelled the generational […]

Morneau continues trade action on 2 foreign steel products, drops it for 5 others

Morneau continues trade action on 2 foreign steel products, drops it for 5 others

Only two kinds of foreign steel imports, heavy plate and stainless steel wire, will continue to face trade remedies to protect Canada’s steel industry, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced Friday. His decision on final safeguards follows the advice of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, which earlier this month found no justification to continue a surtax on five other […]

Ontario government promises ‘action’ if Hydro One doesn’t cut proposed CEO pay

Ontario government promises ‘action’ if Hydro One doesn’t cut proposed CEO pay

TORONTO – Ontario’s energy minister says the government will take “any and all action necessary” if Hydro One doesn’t drastically cut its proposed CEO compensation, but the semi-private utility appears not to be budging. In a letter sent to Hydro One board chair Tom Woods on Wednesday, Energy Minister Greg Rickford says the provincial cabinet […]

WestJet Airlines pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

WestJet Airlines pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

CALGARY — WestJet pilots have overwhelmingly voted to give their union a strike mandate. The Air Line Pilots Association says members voted 91 per cent in favour of strike action. About 95 per cent of WestJet’s 1,500 pilots and WestJet Encore’s 500 pilots voted. The result was announced with eight days remaining in the 21-day […]

Ottawa moves to settle sexual misconduct class action lawsuits against Canadian Forces

Ottawa moves to settle sexual misconduct class action lawsuits against Canadian Forces

After facing criticism over arguments its lawyers made in court, the federal government is moving to settle proposed class action lawsuits filed by members of the Canadian Armed Forces who allege rampant sexual misconduct, racism and gender discrimination within the military. “I am pleased to announce that the government and plaintiffs of several class action lawsuits filed on […]

Class action suit by Valeant investors cleared to go to trial

Class action suit by Valeant investors cleared to go to trial

A class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of investors against Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc. will go to trial. The Quebec Court of Appeal dismissed applications for leave to appeal from the defendants, who asked the court to review a Quebec Superior Court judge’s authorization of the suit. The class action was brought on behalf of persons who […]

Trump: Military Action Not ‘First Choice’ for North Korea

Trump: Military Action Not ‘First Choice’ for North Korea

President Donald Trump said military action was not his first choice for dealing with North Korea Wednesday following a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping. [embedded content] “We’ll see what happens. We’ll see what happens,” Trump told reporters when asked about a potential military scenario. “Certainly that’s not a first choice, but we’ll see […]