May 26th, 2018

Business

Handcuffed Weinstein faces rape charge in #MeToo reckoning

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

NEW YORK – It was the moment the #MeToo movement had been waiting for: Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs. His face pulled in a strained smile and his hands locked behind his back, the once-powerful Hollywood figure emerged from a police station Friday facing rape and criminal sex act charges, a searing reckoning for the man ... Read More »

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U.S. goes to World Trade Organization over B.C.-only wine policies

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2018

WASHINGTON – The United States has asked the World Trade Organization to establish a dispute settlement panel over what it says are unfair regulations on the sale of wine in British Columbia grocery stores. The U.S. trade representative’s office claims provincial regulations discriminate against American and other imported wines by allowing only B.C. wines to ... Read More »

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Famed chef Mario Batali’s Vegas Strip restaurants will close

By The Associated Press on May 25th, 2018

LAS VEGAS – Mario Batali’s three Las Vegas Strip restaurants will shut down July 27, officials said Friday, as the celebrity chef faces sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women. Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group partner Joe Bastianich sent a letter to nearly 300 workers about the closures of Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, B&B Ristorante and Otto ... Read More »

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Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China’s ZTE

By Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has told Congress it’s reached a deal that would allow Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business, said a source familiar with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a confidential matter. Under the agreement, ZTE will oust its management team, hire American compliance officers ... Read More »

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Weinstein faces sex charges amid #MeToo reckoning

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

NEW YORK – It was the moment the #MeToo movement had been waiting for: Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs. His face pulled in a strained smile and his hands locked behind his back, the once-powerful Hollywood figure emerged from a police station Friday facing rape and criminal sex act charges, a searing reckoning for the man ... Read More »

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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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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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