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  1. Canada actually exports more refined petroleum product to the US approx 440K barrels per day (bpd) than the US exports to Canada 215K bpd. It reflects the fact that Canada & US is a single market as far as petroleum is concerned and product flows fluctuate as determined by geographical constraints, pipeline capacity, refinery outages and local market conditions among other things. Yes, we could build out refinery capacity to address the 15% of total consumption that we import, it just wouldn't be economical to do so.
  2. . Canada's airports likely to hike passenger fees as need for upgrades rise in the wake of pandemic The need for more space in an emergency was made dramatically clear in August 2005, when an Air France jet slid past the runway at Toronto's Pearson airport, before crashing into a ravine and catching fire Thu Aug 13, 2020 - The National Post Ryan Tumilty OTTAWA – Canada’s airports are facing the bill for long-recommended upgrades just as COVID-19 has decimated their revenues and passengers could end up covering the costs when planes take off again. In early March, bef
  3. . The new Aeroplan loyalty program has been revealed, and it’s a complete overhaul Tue Augt 11, 2020 - The Globe and Mail by Barry Choi When Air Canada announced it was launching its own loyalty program, many travellers were worried about a devaluation coming to existing points in the current Aeroplan program, but the changes coming should get you excited to fly again. After a slight delay due to the global pandemic, the new loyalty program has been revealed, and it’s a complete overhaul. Here’s what you can expect from Air Canada’s Aeroplan, which soft launches on Nov. 8 w
  4. . Is flying safe during COVID-19? Here’s the scant bit of scientific evidence Transport Canada is relying on Wed Aug. 5, 2020 - The Toronto Star by Kenyon Wallace Canada’s medical officers of health have repeatedly stressed the importance of physical distancing to reduce the possibility of COVID-19 transmission. But step on an airplane in Canada and suddenly social-distancing rules, not to mention limits on how many people you should be around at a given time, no longer apply. So what’s the basis for Transport Canada’s decision-making? The Star has found that Cana
  5. . New NAFTA - the fine print... 'Shock at the doorstep': New NAFTA raises duty-free limits for private couriers, but not Canada Post Consumers can choose to avoid paying the GST by picking a private courier over Canada Post, but many don't have that option Fri Jun 26, 2020 - Financial Post OTTAWA — Canadians who buy online from stores in the United States or Mexico will get a bit of reprieve from taxes and duties next week but only if their packages are delivered by a private courier. If Canada Post is the one tapped to drop the package in the mailbox or on the do
  6. . George Floyd Worked With Officer Charged in His Death The episode began with a report of a $20 counterfeit bill. It ended in a fatal encounter with the police, which the authorities have described in detail for the first time. Fri May 29, 2020 - The New York Times By Matt Furber, Audra D. S. Burch and Frances Robles MINNEAPOLIS — One was a veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department who moonlighted as an off-duty security guard. The other provided security at a Salvation Army store, and spent some of his evenings at local clubs, working as a bouncer. In the year
  7. (Excerpt from Division IX - Canada Labour Code) Where employer deemed to terminate employment (4) Except where otherwise prescribed by regulation, an employer shall, for the purposes of this Division, be deemed to have terminated the employment of an employee where the employer lays off that employee.
  8. . WestJet seeks exemption to section of Canada Labour Code covering group terminations If successful, termination of more than 50 employees won't require 16 weeks' notice or pay in lieu Thu May 21, 2020 - CBC News Aaron Saltzman WestJet is asking for an exemption to the section of the Canada Labour Code covering group terminations. In a letter to federal Labour Minister Filomena Tassi, the airline says it finds itself in "unprecedented circumstances with regards to the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent decline in air travel prompted by containment measures worl
  9. . Onex posts $1.1-billion loss, writes down WestJet stake Fri May 15, 2020 - The Globe and Mail by Andrew Willis Private equity firm Onex Corp. posted a US$1.1-billion loss in the first quarter as it wrote down the value of WestJet Airlines and other holdings due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. Toronto-based Onex booked a US$985-million loss on its investment portfolio and an additional $67-million loss on its wealth management platform, Gluskin Sheff. Onex says the decrease in fair value of its investments ranged from declines of between 1 per cent and 77 per cen
  10. . 6 Canadian service members killed in helicopter crash to be honoured at CFB Trenton ceremony DND says Canadian Armed Forces members on parade to wear masks, to distance physically Wed May 06, 2020 - CBC News Six Canadian military members killed in last week's helicopter crash off the coast of Greece will be honoured at a repatriation ceremony in Ontario on Wednesday. The ceremony, at CFB Trenton, is set to begin at 2:30 p.m. ET. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to attend. Family and friends of the service members will have a chance at the ceremony to
  11. . Two Medical Systems, Two Pandemic Responses May 02, 2020 - The New York Times By Ian Austen After lamenting in a recent Canada Letter about my inability to find an expert who could offer an informed comparison of how the medical systems in Canada and the United States were responding to the coronavirus pandemic, I soon heard from Prof. Peter Berman. He is particularly well placed for such an assessment, after spending 25 years teaching at Harvard, most recently as a professor of global health systems and economics at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Professor Ber
  12. . World’s biggest cargo plane to ship Chinese PPE to Quebec Mon Apr 27, 2020 - The Globe and Mail Steven Chase The cargo specialists arranging a massive shipment of personal protective equipment from China for the Quebec government have turned to the world’s biggest aircraft to carry the load. The Soviet-era Antonov AN-225 is scheduled to carry what will be the largest single delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Canada later this week to Montreal’s Mirabel Airport. The most recent flight plan calls for the huge aircraft to land on Thursday night. Much o
  13. . Cargojet soars as e-commerce shipments get a lift from COVID-19 lockdowns Thu Apr 23, 2020 - The Globe and Mail Matt Lundy - Economics Reporter As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to squeeze corporate Canada, Cargojet Inc. has emerged as an outlier: Business is strong, the cargo airline is hiring and it is paying $100-a-day raises to staff. Headquartered in Mississauga, Cargojet controls more than 80 per cent of Canada’s priority air cargo market. In contrast to hard-hit passenger airlines, Cargojet is capitalizing on a surge in e-commerce demand as families turn to online
  14. Cash Crunch Pits Airlines Against Customers in Refund Disputes