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Online calls to #BoycottSearsCanada over treatment of ex-employees

TORONTO — Sears Canada is facing a social media campaign calling for a boycott after the company said it planned on paying millions in bonuses to keep executives on board during restructuring, despite not offering severance to laid-off workers.
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Sears Canada faces online calls for boycott over treatment of ex-employees

TORONTO - Sears Canada is facing a social media campaign calling for a boycott after the company said it planned on paying millions in bonuses to keep executives on board during restructuring, despite not offering severance to laid-off workers.
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Ontario transit agency won't let Bombardier bid to operate commuter trains

MONTREAL -- Ontario's transit agency has decided not to appeal a court ruling favouring Bombardier but will exclude the Montreal-based company from bidding to continue operating GO Transit trains as it has done for decades.
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BBC women demand immediate response to gender pay gap

LONDON -- Some of the BBC's most prominent female journalists and TV presenters are banding together to demand that the broadcaster fix its wide gender pay gap immediately rather than in several years as management has proposed.
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Business groups blast Ontario labour proposals on last day of consultations

TORONTO -- Unions and advocacy groups made one last effort Friday to sway the Ontario government on its plan for sweeping changes to the province's labour laws, with some sounding the alarm about what they deem drastic measures and others arguing the proposal doesn't go far enough.
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"Enhanced" security measures went into effect this week for Canadians travelling to the U.S.
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Marijuana companies band together to develop marketing guidelines

TORONTO -- Sixteen of Canada's licensed marijuana producers have enlisted the help of Advertising Standards Canada to develop guidelines on how the drug should be branded and promoted before its recreational use becomes legal next year.
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Credit agency pushes feds to give it access to list of social insurance numbers

OTTAWA -- An international credit reporting agency is pushing the federal government to give it access to a monthly list of new social insurance numbers despite years of rejections over privacy concerns.
TransUnion made the request anew earlier this year, shortly after Patty Hajdu became labour minister, to access the list that contains the range of social insurance numbers issued each month in various regions of the country.
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Husky Energy set to repair pipeline that spilled crude into river a year ago

CALGARY -- Husky Energy (TSX:HSE) says it has been granted permission to repair and replace a section of pipeline that leaked 225,000 litres of crude in Saskatchewan just over a year ago.
Chief executive Robert Peabody said that it will be applying lessons learned from the spill on the rebuild.
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Canadians set record with U.S. real estate shopping spree

New Brunswick's Joel Levesque had no idea he was helping set a record when he bought a home in Fort Myers, Fla., back in April.
The 63-year-old semi-retired public affairs professional wanted a place to escape for the winter and didn't feel like waiting around for the loonie to gain ground on the greenback.
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Ford says it will fight latest Takata recall

DETROIT -- Ford is fighting the latest expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recall.
Earlier this month Takata filed documents with the U.S. government adding 2.7 million vehicles to the recall from Ford, Nissan and Mazda.
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Debt got you down? Start a debt-destruction club

If you run, hide, or plug your ears every time the topic of money comes up, you're not alone. But as the era of ultra-low interest rates comes to an end, you need to force yourself to face your finances.
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FedEx to close all Office Print and Ship Centres across Canada

FedEx Canada has announced that it will be closing all of its FedEx Office Print and Ship Centres, across Canada.
All 24 centres, the manufacturing plant, and the head office in Toronto will close.
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