October 24th, 2020

Business

RioCan’s Jonathan Gitlin to succeed Ed Sonshine as CEO next year

By Anita Balakrishnan, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

TORONTO – One of Canada’s largest real estate investment trusts has named a successor to its longtime chief executive and founder, at a time when the commercial real estate market is adapting to seismic shifts in demand for bricks-and-mortar retail and offices. Jonathan Gitlin, currently the president and chief operating officer at RioCan Real Estate ... Read More »

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Liberal minority survives confidence vote in the Commons with NDP and Green backing

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

OTTAWA – The Liberal minority government survives another day after a majority of MPs voted against a Conservative motion to create a special anticorruption committee. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had declared the vote on the Conservative motion a confidence measure, meaning that a vote in the Commons to pass it would have triggered an election. ... Read More »

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North American stock markets flat as stimulus talks drag on after senate rejection

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

TORONTO – North American stock markets were flat as U.S. stimulus negotiations continue after a smaller bill failed to win senate approval. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 43.03 points or 0.26 per cent to 16,230.23. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 97.97 points at 28,210.82. The S&P 500 index was ... Read More »

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Meet Amit Mehta, the judge for Google’s antitrust case

By Tali Arbel, The Associated Press on October 21st, 2020

The Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google has a judge: Obama appointee Amit Mehta, who was assigned the case Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He went to elite U.S. universities, clerked for an appellate court judge and worked for both a D.C. law firm with high-profile clients and as ... Read More »

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The Latest: Hawaii cites hundreds in week 1 of tourism plan

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2020

HONOLULU – Honolulu police have issued warnings or citations to thousands of people in violation of coronavirus protocols since Hawaii launched a pre-arrival testing program to reopen to tourists. The Honolulu Police Department says officers issued 4,500 warnings and 470 citations for not wearing masks or failing to social distance since the launch of the ... Read More »

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Hundreds evacuated from northwestern Ontario First Nation over water crisis

By Adam Burns and Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

Hundreds of people are being evacuated from a remote First Nation in northwestern Ontario due to a water crisis, the community’s chief said Wednesday, accusing the federal and provincial governments of “dehumanizing” inaction. An oily sheen was discovered in the Neskantaga First Nation water reservoir earlier in the week, forcing its water plant to shut ... Read More »

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Western Canadian oil output still down after restoring some COVID cutbacks, CER says

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

CALGARY – The Canada Energy Regulator says most, but not all, western Canadian oil production has been restored after being cut because of low prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The national agency says western Canadian oil supply had slipped by as much as 972,000 barrels per day by mid-May as demand fell due to pandemic ... Read More »

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Chance of snap election fades after Greens decide to back Liberals in confidence vote

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

OTTAWA – The chance of Canada heading into a snap election during the second wave of COVID-19 appeared to diminish Wednesday as the Greens said they would vote against a Conservative motion that could topple the Liberal minority government. That came after New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh said his party would not give the Liberals ... Read More »

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The Latest: NJ Gov. Murphy, wife test negative for virus

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2020

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and the first lady tested negative for coronavirus on Wednesday, just hours after he abruptly left an event. The Democrat was speaking at a workforce development event his office organized with Democratic Rep. Donald Norcross at Camden County College when he learned a recent contact had tested ... Read More »

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Canadian Press NewsAlert: Greens to vote against Tory committee, support Liberals

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

OTTAWA – Green party Leader Annamie Paul says her party’s three MPs will vote against a Conservative motion to create a House of Commons committee with a mission to probe Liberal malfeasance. Paul says the party is voting in what it believes is in the country’s’ best interest now. The minority Liberal government has declared ... Read More »

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Restaurants in COVID hot spots doubt cold-weather patios will save the industry

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

TORONTO – Erin Gamelin started scouring the internet for a cost-effective version of the outdoor dining pods she’d seen photos of online when stricter public health measures shut down indoor dining in Ontario’s COVID-19 hot spots this month. She settled on mini greenhouses that fit perfectly over a table for two on the patio of ... Read More »

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