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Airbus takes majority stake in Bombardier's C Series program
TORONTO (AP) - Canadian plane maker Bombardier announced Monday it has sold a majority stake in its C Series passenger jet business to Europ=ean aerospace giant Airbus for no cost. The current Airbus A320, a rival for the C Series, is for 180 passengers or more and Airbus hasn't sold an A320 in three years. Enders said some airlines have been reluctant to purchase Bombardier's plane because of doubts the program would continue.
Striking Canadian autoworkers ratify GM deal
Striking Canadian workers on Monday voted nearly 86 percent in favor of a new four-year agreement with General Motors Co (GM.N) in a deal that would make it more costly for the US automaker to shut the Ontario plant. The benefits will bring the CAMI plant in line with other unionized automaking facilities in Canada, an industry source said. Production was to resume late Monday night at CAMI following Canada's first GM assembly strike since 1996.
Vandalism leaves four vehicles damaged in Lumsden
Lumsden RCMP is turning to the public for help in identifying who is behind a costly vandalism incident in the community. According to the RCMP, three vehicles and a skid steer were damaged, including smashed windows, scratches and spray-painted graffiti. Police believe the damage was done with some sort of instruments and not a vehicle. Anyone with information regarding the incident or who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area is asked to call the Lumsden RCMP at 306-731-4270 or a local police agency.
Workers OK new contract at Canadian plant where Chevy Equinox is made, end 4-week strike
Workers at the General Motors plant in Canada that produces the popular Chevrolet Equinox ratified a new four-year contract today. The vote ends an almost month-long strike at the CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario. The union had been seeking guarantees related to job security at the plant. It has been the main producer of the Equinox, but two plants in Mexico are also able to produce the SUV. GM employed 2,752 workers, including salaried employees, at the plant as of August.
Striking Canadian union approves deal with GM
General Motors Co (GM.N) on Monday welcomed the ratification of a new four-year agreement by unionized workers at its SUV plant in Ontario, Canada, ending a near month-long strike. The US auto giant and the union reached a tentative deal on Friday. About 2,500 workers at the CAMI plant in Ingersoll walked off the job on Sept. 18 after GM rejected a union call to designate the factory as the lead production site for its popular Chevrolet Equinox model in North America.
OPIN Now Offers Hosting @ Home (Marketing Material)
Exciting, but in more of a keeping your data in the country, kind of way. Until recently, OPIN only offered hosting in Ireland via the Acquia server there. Now, cloud data centres run by Amazon Web Services (AWS) have officially launched in Montreal and Toronto. These servers are where all your website's data and information is stored and hosted within the cloud. A lot of Canadians feel that they want their data (brain) to stay in Canada.
TSX rises as resources rally on commodity prices
Canada's main stock index rose on Monday, extending its recent gains as upbeat Chinese data lifted global market sentiment and higher commodity prices fuelled a rally in resource stocks. First Quantum Minerals (FM.TO) jumped 4.7 per cent at $16.19, while Teck Resources (TECKb. Gold futures held above the psychological US$1,3000 an ounce level, supported by ongoing geopolitical tensions and weak US economic data. The overall energy sector added 0.6 per cent as US crude prices gained 1.1 per cent to US$52 a barrel.
New mom who lost limbs to flesh-eating bacteria sues hospital
A new mom is suing a hospital in Canada after being diagnosed with a flesh-eating disease four days after giving birth. Lindsey Hubley claims negligence by doctors at IWK Health Centre in Nova Scotia contributed to her health problems, reports The Canadian Press. A day after discharge, Hubley returned to the hospital and was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis. Since her diagnosis, Hubley has had several surgeries, including amputations below both elbows and knees and a total hysterectomy, said the report.
Sask. farm family donates time to support food assistance program
With thousands of acres of their own to farm, one might think the Groeneweg family would have little time or opportunity to volunteer to farm another piece of land. I've always had great respect for Canadian Foodgrains Bank but there was really nothing that we had put together until this came along. To us, it's just making a little bit of a difference and maybe giving some inspiration to other projects out there.
A Nafta Battleground on the Shores of Canada
While the Canadian government can fight to lower that sum, Nafta provides no appeal mechanism to reverse the underlying legal decision. The ability of foreign companies to sue governments is one of the most contentious issues in the clash among the United States, Mexico and Canada over how to rework Nafta. The Trump administration views that section of Nafta as impinging on national sovereignty, saying it undermines government decision-making.
Drone hit Canadian airliner: minister
A Canadian passenger plane landed safely after it was hit by a drone in the first case of its kind in the country, a cabinet minister said Sunday. The Canadian incident happened last Thursday when a drone collided with a domestic Skyjet plane approaching Jean-Lesage International Airport in Quebec City, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said in a statement. Canadian regulations forbid recreational drone flights above 90 meters and less than 5.5 kilometers from an airport.
Has Donald Trump softened stance on Pakistan after hostages' rescue?
Trump's seeming change in stance followed American Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle and their three children being rescued from the Haqqani network's captivity on Thursday. In New Delhi, analysts saw the rescue as a bid by Pakistan to gain favour with the US after Trump's harsh words during his Afghan policy speech in August. We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars at the same time they are housing the very terrorists that we are fighting.
Donald Trump says starting to develop much better relationship with Pakistan
US President Donald Trump has said that he has started to develop a much better relationship with Pakistan, a day after Pakistani forces rescued an American-Canadian family from the Haqqani terror network. Earlier in the day, US vice president Mike Pence also praised Pakistan in helping the US secure the release its citizens. Pence's comments on Pakistan came as he listed out some of the key achievements of the Trump administration at the international stage.
GM, Unifor reach tentative deal at Ontario Chevy Equinox plant
General Motors of Canada has reached a tentative deal with members of the Unifor union after a monthlong strike at the Ingersoll, Ontario, plant that makes the Chevrolet Equinox. The deal comes a day after the Government of Ontario urged the two parties to immediately resolve the strike following a threat by GM to move all Equinox production to Mexico. Unifor had demanded the plant be named the lead producer of the Equinox.
Taliban denies former hostage's claim of raping wife, murdering child
Boyle said soon after he, his wife and their three children returned to Canada on Friday that their captors had murdered a fourth child had raped his wife. Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid rejected that as propaganda by the Western governments that helped rescue the family. Boyle called on the Taliban to provide my family with the justice we deserve. He also denied that their child had been murdered, but acknowledged that one child became sick and died.
Canada Sears to liquidate all stores
Sears said Tuesday it will seek court approval to liquidate all of its remaining Canadian stores, marking the end of an iconic department store. Like other major department stores, Sears Canada was the victim of changing consumer habits as well as increased competition from online merchants and US discount retailers entering the Canadian market. Sears in Canada had grown out of a partnership between the Chicago retailer and rival Simpsons in Toronto.

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