Via Rail cutting about 1,000 jobs amid struggles over COVID-19 pandemic

Via Rail is temporarily laying off approximately 1,000 unionized workers, citing the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the travel industry. “Unfortunately, as we don’t anticipate ridership to be back to pre-COVID-19 levels in the foreseeable future, we have had to make difficult decisions to deal with the situation as we gain a better understanding of the […]

Cineplex sues former buyer Cineworld, seeking damages over failed deal

Cineplex sues former buyer Cineworld, seeking damages over failed deal

TORONTO – Cineplex Inc. has filed a lawsuit against its former suitor Cineworld Group PLC, seeking damages over the U.K. company’s failed acquisition that could exceed the $ 2.18 billion outstanding on the deal. The Canadian movie theatre operator filed the suit in Ontario Superior Court on Friday, detailing what it claims was “a case […]

South Etobicoke neighbourhood split over city plan to add sidewalks

A south Etobicoke community group is trying to persuade the city to leave its neighbourhood free of sidewalks. Kingsway Park Ratepayers Inc. launched a petition two months ago asking local councillor Mark Grimes to intervene with city staff, who are planning to add a sidewalk to South Kingslea Drive as part of a larger project to […]

Singh condemns Trudeau's silence over Trump's 'reprehensible' actions

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has condemned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s failure to call out the “reprehensible” actions of U.S. President Donald Trump as protests escalate over anti-black racism. Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet said Trudeau “needs a spine” and should show more courage in the face of aggressive actions by a U.S. leader that are fuelling […]

Pandemic financial habits that are worth keeping when this is all over

Pandemic financial habits that are worth keeping when this is all over

If you weren’t managing your money well before the COVID-19 crisis, you might be now given the prolonged period of financial uncertainty we’re all facing. Here are four pandemic financial habits that are probably worth keeping after the worst of it has passed. Paying closer attention to your banking and credit card transactions You’ve probably […]

Vanessa Bryant sues over death scene photo leak

Vanessa Bryant sues over death scene photo leak

Kobe Bryant’s widow has filed suit over the unauthorized release of death scene photos taken by Los Angeles officials following the sports icon’s fatal helicopter crash. Vanessa Bryant was left devastated in January after the Los Angeles Lakers legend and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among nine people who lost their lives when their helicopter […]

Feds seeking lower credit-card interest rates over COVID-19

Feds seeking lower credit-card interest rates over COVID-19

OTTAWA — The federal government is asking banks and credit-card companies to lower interest rates for Canadians, many of whom are struggling financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government is also looking at extending lower-interest credit directly to consumers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, in his daily update to Canadians on Thursday. “I can […]

1st death confirmed in Ontario as province declares state of emergency over COVID-19

1st death confirmed in Ontario as province declares state of emergency over COVID-19

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has declared a state of emergency in a bid to combat the spread of COVID-19 and prevent the novel coronavirus from overwhelming the province’s health-care system.  The move comes as Ontario recorded its first COVID-19-related death: a man in his 70s at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, a city about 100 kilometres north of Toronto. […]

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