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  1. March Madness coming to Minneapolis Minneapolis Will Pay Influencers to Fight Misinformation During Officers’ Trials The city will pay six social media influencers $2,000 each to share messages during the trials of Derek Chauvin and three other former police officers charged in the killing of George Floyd. Fri Feb. 26, 2021 - The New York Times By Michael Levenson The City of Minneapolis plans to pay social media influencers to spread city-approved messages as part of an effort to combat misinformation during the upcoming trials of the four police officers charged in t
  2. FTE count at end of 2019 was just shy of 12,000.
  3. WestJet to lay off 415 pilots as COVID-19 pandemic weighs on outlook for summer travel Fri Feb 26, 2021 - The Globe and Mail Eric Atkins - Transportation Reporter WestJet Airlines Ltd. has issued layoff notices to 415 pilots, underlining the dim outlook for air travel heading into the summer. Calgary-based WestJet issued the notices as it negotiates with the union that represents its pilots, the Airline Pilots Association, to renew a six-month memorandum of agreement that expires on March 31. The MOA, which does not replace the collective agreement, is intended to set out
  4. A deep in the weeds look at some of the arguments presented. Lewis v. WestJet Airlines Ltd - 2021 BCSC 228
  5. Chorus Aviation acquisition proposal talks end without deal, potential investment talks remain Fri Feb 19, 2021 - The Globe and Mail Halifax - Chorus Aviation Inc. says an acquisition proposal from an unnamed bidder that it received last fall is no longer being considered, but that it remains in talks regarding a potential investment. The aviation company said in October that it had received a preliminary, non-binding acquisition proposal that was subject to a number of significant conditions. The comments came as Chorus reported a fourth-quarter profit of $9.2 million, dow
  6. ICEing - new culture war starting to heat up? ICEd: This Entire Tesla Supercharging Station Was Blocked By Gas Cars Sun Feb 21, 2021 - InsideEV's By: Mark Kane One would be a mistake, but all? The Tesla Supercharging network is considered as one of the best fast-charging solution- for long-distance travel, but it might be powerless... because of ICEing (blocking of the charging stalls by conventional, non-rechargeable vehicles). Anshuman Chhabra, a Tesla Model X driver, recently reported an unfortunate event at a Supercharging station in the town of Canmore in
  7. De Havilland to pause Dash-8 production, 500 employees affected Wed Feb 17, 2021 - BNN/Bloomberg Jon Victor De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. said Wednesday that it will pause production of new Dash 8-400 at its Downsview factory, as airlines re-evaluate their costs amid harsh market conditions. Around 500 employees will be affected by the indefinite production pause, De Havilland Canada said, adding that its goal is to resume new aircraft delivery as soon as possible, subject to market demand. "While this evolution is taking place against the backdrop of unprecedented
  8. Airlines COVID-19 rescue negotiations at critical stage, sources say Mon Feb 15, 2021- The Globe and Mail Robert Fife - Ottawa Bureau Chief The federal government and Canada’s airlines are at a critical stage in backroom negotiations that could soon end months of haggling and result in a multibillion-dollar rescue plan for the pandemic-hobbled industry. Michael Sabia, the veteran corporate executive recently recruited as deputy minister of finance, is close to finalizing a bailout package, according to one government and three industry sources briefed on the talks. The Gl
  9. Mandatory hotel quarantine violates citizens' mobility rights: civil liberties group Civil liberties group also says the $2,000-price for a mandatory hotel quarantine could prevent lower-income Canadians from taking essential flights abroad Tue Feb 09, 2021 - National Post OTTAWA — The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is questioning Ottawa’s move to require hotel quarantines for international travellers, saying it may harm lower-income Canadians and infringe on citizens’ mobility rights. Cara Zwibel, a lawyer who heads the organization’s fundamental freedoms program, is
  10. A somewhat lengthy but insightful view of Canada's vaccine quagmire with subtle parallels to the Avro Arrow and National Energy Program sagas. Covid Vaccines for Canada-A Sad Story.pdf
  11. As maturity brings remorse and reflection.... Accused Murderer Kyle Rittenhouse Is Just Wandering Around Somewhere Lawyers for the 17-year-old, who’s been charged with killing two people at racial justice protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, are arguing that he shouldn’t have to release his current address. Prosecutors say the arrangement is highly unusual. Sat Feb 6, 2021 - Vanity Fair By Eric Lutz Kyle Rittenhouse, who has been charged with two killings at a racial justice demonstration, walks down the street with an assault weapon in Kenosha August 25.Tayfun Coskun/Anad