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  1. In Data: The Return Of The Airbus A380 (simpleflying.com)
  2. Notice is / was from July 14 NAV CANADA @navcanada One of NAV CANADA’s telecommunications service providers, Zayo, is currently experiencing an outage, which is impacting our Company’s operations in parts of Western Canada. Please see our full statement below.
  3. Air Canada Foundation’s 10th Annual Golf Tournament Nets More Than $1 Million for Children and Youth Health and Well-Being
  4. Canada's random COVID testing returning for vaccinated air travellers Canada's random COVID testing returns for vaccinated air travellers | CityNews Vancouver
  5. I call it fake as it leads one to believe all Mortages are insured etc. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, payment deferrals on consumer debt peaked in June 2020. As at June 30, 2020, the following mortgage balances were in deferral: 18.7% insured 15.9% uninsured Of the mortgage balance in deferral, 33.8% was insured and 66.2% uninsured. In figure 1, the average outstanding balance of insured mortgages in deferral was $248,687. This was 20.6% higher than the average balance of insured mortgages that were not in deferral. the average outstanding balance of uninsured mortgages in deferral was $283,313. This was 32.9% higher than the average balance of uninsured mortgages that were not in deferral. Deferrals of insured and uninsured mortgages | CMHC (cmhc-schl.gc.ca) General requirements | CMHC (cmhc-schl.gc.ca) CMHC Mortgage Rules 2022 | WOWA.ca
  6. Fake News. Sure hope this guy does not get the leadership of the Conservative Party as that would likely result in another Liberal Government.
  7. Canadians disapprove of Justin Trudeau’s job as prime minister and feel he is divisive, national opinion survey says Adrian Humphreys - 30m ago React54 Comments| 120 Share Save Most Canadians disapprove of Justin Trudeau’s performance as prime minister and feel he is a divisive leader, with almost as many hoping he resigns before the next election, according to a new public opinion survey probing the legacy of Canada’s leader. © Provided by National PostPrime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on at the start of the first plenary session of the NATO summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29. The results of the Postmedia-Léger survey suggest Trudeau faces challenges in his continued electoral success. “When you take the results to these questions in their entirety, one can’t help but think the progressive coalition that elected Trudeau to his majority in 2015 and contributed to his back-to-back minorities is significantly strained, if not broken,” said Andrew Enns, an executive vice-president at Léger. “His personal popularity with NDP and Green voters is poor, which leads one to question his ability to win another election, certainly difficult to see him ever winning a majority.” John Ivison: The rot in Canada’s dysfunctional government is coming from the top Tasha Kheiriddin: Trudeau's true legacy — stoking the woke More than half of all respondents in the national survey, regardless of their party support, disapproved of the job Trudeau was doing as prime minister and nearly half of them said they thought he should resign before the next election. Thirty-two per cent of respondents said they strongly disapproved of Trudeau’s performance with another 23 per cent saying they somewhat disapproved. That compares to seven per cent who said they strongly approved of how Trudeau was doing and 33 per cent somewhat approved, according to the survey results. Dislike for Trudeau was strongest in B.C. and Manitoba and Saskatchewan, at 60 per cent, followed closely by Alberta and Quebec at 58 per cent. “A clear majority disapprove of his performance — higher in key electoral regions of BC and Quebec. One might say these numbers can improve as we get clear of the hard road of the pandemic, but when one considers the economic challenges ahead this is not a certainty,” said Enns. More than 60 per cent of respondents agreed that Trudeau has been divisive during his time in office, and more than 40 percent felt Canada became a worse country since his election, according to the survey. A total of 33 per cent of respondents strongly agreed and another 28 per cent somewhat agreed the statement: “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau often favours certain groups and regions of the country over others, which has created national unity issues.” Agreement was strongest in Alberta and the Prairies. There were 22 per cent of respondents who disagreed with the statement, 15 per cent somewhat in disagreement and seven per cent strongly objecting. There were also 17 per cent saying they didn’t know. “There is evidence of a national unity divide in the country. Across the country there is a strong view the Trudeau government has stoked unity tensions, but this is particularly acute in Alberta and the Prairies,” Enns said. When asked if they felt Canada was a better, worse, or no different a place to live, work and raise a family than when Trudeau was first elected in 2015, 44 per cent of respondents selected worse. Only 17 per cent said it was a better place, with 30 per cent selecting no different and nine percent saying they didn’t know. Almost half of respondents (49 per cent) said Trudeau should resign as Liberal party leader and let someone else lead the party into the next election. Thirty per cent wanted him to remain as leader in the next election and 21 per cent said they weren’t sure. “It’s interesting that this is the one question NDP voters are more tempered in their negativity, perhaps a reflection of uncertainty what this would mean for their parliamentary deal,” Enns said. Respondents were also questioned about several policies and issues during Trudeau’s time as prime minister and were asked to select which they see as his greatest accomplishment and which is his greatest disappointment. Legalizing recreational marijuana was chosen as his greatest accomplishment by 16 per cent, followed closely by managing the COVID-19 pandemic at 15 per cent. Affordable daycare/childcare as well as reconciliation with Indigenous peoples were both selected by seven per cent, followed by Canada’s reputation internationally (6 per cent), gun control (5 per cent), climate change action (4 per cent). Canada-U.S. relations tied with purchasing the Trans Mountain oil pipeline at the bottom with two per cent each. It was Conservative and NDP supporters who pushed marijuana legalization to the top of Trudeau’s achievement list, with Liberal supporters more likely to say pandemic response was his highlight. The greatest disappointment with Trudeau was integrity issues. Seventeen per cent named integrity issues, such as Trudeau’s handling of the WE Foundation controversy, Jody Wilson-Raybould and SNC-Lavalin affair and others. A failure to keep his promises and too much focus on style over substance were both named as their biggest disappointment by 11 per cent. Purchasing the Trans Mountain pipeline disappointed nine per cent of respondents the most. There was a three-way tie at six per cent for invoking the Emergency Measures Act during the convoy protests, pandemic management, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Respondents were also asked to compare Trudeau’s time as prime minister since his election in 2015 to that of his father, Pierre Trudeau, who was prime minister from 1968 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1984. While 31 per cent said father and son performances have been equal and 28 per cent said they didn’t know, Pierre Trudeau’s time in office was favoured by 28 per cent of respondents and Justin Trudeau’s tenure by 12 per cent. Enns said this isn’t a particularly insightful finding since prime ministers tend to get more popular the further back in history they are. The public opinion survey studied responses from Canadian residents 18 years and older by 1,501 online surveys through Léger’s online panel between June 30 and July 3, 2022. Results were weighted according to age, gender, and region to ensure a representative sample of the population. As an online survey, traditional margins of error do not apply, according to Leger. If the data had been collected through a probability sample, the margin of error would be reported as ±2.5 per cent, 19 times out of 20.
  8. Intesting announcement but 1. What will power this plant? 2. Was an environmental study done? Trudeau announces deal to build $1.5-billion electric-vehicle battery plant in Ontario $1.5-billion investment by Umicore will make Canada a global player in electric vehicles, PM says John Paul Tasker · CBC News · Posted: Jul 13, 2022 12:19 PM ET | Last Updated: 28 minutes ago Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Sylvain Fredette, right, during a tour of Motrec, a heavy-duty electric vehicle production facility in Sherbrooke, Que. Trudeau announced Thursday Belgian company Umicore will build a new factory in Loyalist Township in eastern Ontario. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday that Ottawa has signed a deal with Umicore, a global metals refiner, to build a new battery facility in Ontario's Loyalist Township. Speaking at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., the prime minister said the facility will supply materials for one million electric vehicles a year. Umicore, a multinational corporation based in Belgium, will transform metals such as nickel, cobalt and lithium into cathode active battery materials (CAM) at the new eastern Ontario site — materials that are critical to producing lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. Battery-mineral shortage likely to impede Canada's goals for electric vehicles, industry expert says Global EV demand creates once-in-a-generation opportunity for Canadian mining sector Trudeau said the new plant will create one thousand jobs while it is being built and hundreds of long-term positions once it is up and running. He said the government and industry investments are part of a "big bet" that Canada can be a key international player in electric-vehicle supply chains. "Today's announcement is about creating jobs, cutting pollution and building a stronger, cleaner economy for Canadians. Umicore's intention to establish its new facility in Loyalist Township is another major step forward as we make Canada a global leader in producing electric vehicles, from minerals to manufacturing," Trudeau said. Ontario's Economic Development Minister Vic Fedeli said the $1.5-billion investment will build the first industrial-scale manufacturing plant of its kind in North America. Federal Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said the plant will fill a gap in the Canadian electric-vehicle system by shoring up a key part of the battery-making process. The plant will be built with some financial support from both levels of government but a dollar figure wasn't immediately available. Umicore said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ottawa, which will allow it to tap funds from the federal Strategic Innovation Fund to help offset some of the construction costs associated with building a plant of this size. The company already has penned an agreement with Loyalist Township for a 350-acre parcel of land that eventually will house the plant. The company will start on construction in 2023, with the site expected to be fully operational by the end of 2025 — pumping out the materials that will help drive the global transition from cars and trucks powered by internal combustion engines to electric vehicles. "We are most grateful to the Canadian and Ontario governments for their support and for their readiness to co-fund this planned project. The facility will help Canada and Umicore in their shared objective of achieving a carbon-neutral battery supply chain," said Mathias Miedreich, CEO of Umicore. Stellantis plants in Windsor, Brampton to get $3.6B in upgrades for EV production Canada, Ontario commit millions for Honda plant upgrades to manufacture hybrid cars Carmakers General Motors, Honda and Stellantis, the company that makes Jeep and Chrysler vehicles, have also promised recently to spend billions of dollars in the coming years to build battery and electric vehicle manufacturing facilities in Ontario — investments that have breathed new life into Canada's long-stagnant auto sector. According to government data, Canada's auto sector supports nearly 500,000 workers, contributes $16 billion annually to the country's gross domestic product and is one of the largest export industries.
  9. And so far they are right as we have no numbers for the year (2022) and definitely none for 2023.
  10. 'A brutal summer': Air Canada paying the price for airport chaos Shares have fallen 23% in three months for second biggest decline in the Bloomberg Americas Airlines Index Author of the article: Bloomberg News Ana Paula Barreto Pereira Publishing date: Jul 11, 2022 • 22 hours ago • 3 minute read •ple wait in line to check in at Pearson International Airport in Toronto. PHOTO BY NATHAN DENETTE /THE CANADIAN PRESS Air Canada’s hope for a strong recovery in 2022 has been foiled by chaos at Canada’s biggest airports. Travellers are back in big numbers as the summer vacation season kicks off. But Toronto’s Pearson International Airport has descended into scenes of long lines and a sea of luggage, and the nation’s largest airline is paying the price. About 65 per cent of Air Canada flights tracked by FlightAware.com were delayed on Friday and Saturday, again making it one of the worst-performing airlines in the aviation website’s daily rankings. More than half of Pearson departures — for all airlines — took off late on those two days, the site said. Nearly half of departures from Montreal’s Trudeau International were delayed on Saturday.
  11. Air Canada and Emirates Form Strategic Partnership 12 July 2022Canadian Aviation News MONTREAL, July 12, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada and Emirates today announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement that will create more options for customers when travelling on the carriers’ networks while also enhancing the customer experience throughout the journey. Air Canada and Emirates intend to establish a codeshare relationship later in 2022 that will offer enhanced consumer travel choices for Air Canada customers to travel to the United Arab Emirates and to destinations beyond Dubai. Emirates customers will also enjoy an enhanced travel experience when travelling to Toronto or to key destinations across the Air Canada network. Customers will have the ability to book connecting travel between both airlines’ networks with the ease of a single ticket, seamless connectivity at the carriers’ respective global hubs and baggage transfers to their final destinations. “As we continue pursuing our strategy of expanding our global reach in response to growing opportunities in VFR markets (Visiting Friends and Relatives) that serve Canada’s large multicultural communities, we are very pleased to form a strategic partnership with Emirates, a highly respected flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates with a hub in the vibrant city of Dubai. This strategic agreement will create network synergies, and Air Canada customers will have additional, convenient options when travelling between Canada and the United Arab Emirates as well as destinations beyond Dubai” said Michael Rousseau, President and Chief Executive Officer at Air Canada. “We look forward to introducing Air Canada codeshare service on key Emirates flights, as well as adding the EK code on select Air Canada flights, and welcoming Emirates customers on our services later this year.” Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “This is a significant partnership that will enable our customers access to even more destinations in Canada and the Americas, via our Toronto and US gateways. It also opens up many new route combinations for travelers across Emirates’ and Air Canada’s extensive networks in the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. We are pleased to partner with Air Canada, one of North America’s most established airlines and Canada’s flag carrier and we look forward to jointly progressing on various areas to provide even better customer flight choices and experiences.” To further enhance the customer experience, the carriers will also establish reciprocal frequent flyer benefits and reciprocal lounge access for qualifying customers. Further details of the partnership and specific codeshare routes will be announced when finalized and will be subject to regulatory approvals and final documentation.
  12. U.S. backs Canada's decision to return Russia-Germany pipeline turbines U.S. backs Canada returning Russian pipeline turbines | CTV News
  13. FIRST READING: The Brits most certainly would have kicked out Trudeau by now Here's how Trudeau's scandals compare with Boris Johnson's FIRST READING: The Brits would have kicked out Trudeau by now | National Post Author of the article: Tristin Hopper Publishing date: Jul 11, 2022 • 2 hours ago • 8 minute read • 215 Comments
  14. Some French companies, including one of the world's largest tire manufacturers, are converting their gas boilers to run on oil in case Russia cuts off their supply French Companies Switch Gas Boilers to Oil in Case Russia Cuts Supply (businessinsider.com)
  15. California air charter firm diverts 5 Boeing jets with more than 1,000 American passengers on board because Dublin airport was understaffed kduffy@insider.com (Kate Duffy) - 3h ago Story Link: California air charter firm diverts 5 Boeing jets with more than 1,000 American passengers on board because Dublin airport was understaffed (msn.com)
  16. What continues to surprise me, considering that Russia is attacking and killing civilians, is why the Ukraine does not retaliate in kind.
  17. Two of Europe's biggest airlines stop selling their cheapest tickets to reduce demand for flights Jyoti Mann 29 minutes ago Lufthansa Airlines restricted sales of low-cost tickets this week. Getty Images Lufthansa and Air France-KLM limited sales of their cheapest tickets to reduce travel chaos. The European airlines are also cutting thousands of flights from their summer schedules. Airlines are having to find new ways to cope with the causes of the summer travel chaos. Lufthansa and Air France-KLM, two of Europe's biggest airlines, have restricted the sale of cheaper tickets to reduce demand as airlines continue to struggle with staffing and other issues, the Financial Times reported. A lack of ground handling staff, high Covid sickness rates and general staff and supply shortages have been blamed for for the summer travel chaos. Lufthansa paused sales of its cheapest tickets for a few days this week so that passengers already affected by flight disruption could rebook, the newspaper reported. It lifted the limitations on Friday. KLM was continuing to make prices for short-haul flights such as Amsterdam to London far more expensive than usual. A return ticket on that route was priced at almost $850 on Friday, according to the FT, up from a more typical $170. "The whole airline industry is suffering. Not only airlines, airports, suppliers and air traffic control – the entire system is experiencing an unprecedented operational crisis, all over the world," Lufthansa chief executive, Jens Ritter, said in a LinkedIn post Friday. The surge in demand from about 30% of pre-pandemic earlier in the year to 90% this summer was "impossible" and "overwhelming", Ritter said. Lufthansa cut the number of flights it operated in Germany in July as a result in an attempt to stabilize demand. "Lacking staff in ground handling, high sickness rates because of COVID, supply shortfalls, the tight airspace because of lack of staff or due to the war in Ukraine," Ritter said of factors disrupting its schedule. However, many have questioned why airlines in both the US and Europe that received government financial support and help to pay staff on furlough have not been better able to cope with the return of passenger demand. Lufthansa and Air France-KLM did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
  18. I read an article this week about this apology, the writer said blacks were not allowed to fight in WWI as it was seen as a "White War" Black Canadians | The Canadian Encyclopedia No. 2 Construction Battalion | The Canadian Encyclopedia
  19. Slavery: The slave population (hide) The historian Marcel Trudel catalogued the existence of about 4,200 slaves in Canada between 1671 and 1834, the year slavery was abolished in the British Empire. About two-thirds of these were Native and one-third were Blacks. The use of slaves varied a great deal throughout the course of this period. For the entire 17th century, there were only 35 slaves of which 7 were Blacks. Between 1700 and 1760, some 2,000 were enumerated, including both Natives and Blacks, and about as many from the Conquest until 1834. After 1760, the number of Black slaves in the colony increased considerably, from 300 to more than 800. This increase is attributable in large part to the arrival of the Loyalists in Quebec after 1783 who brought their own slaves with them. Demographic repartition of the slave populations in the St. Lawrence Valley. The slaves were generally very young: among the Panis, the average age would have been 14 years old and 18 years old for Blacks. The percentage of females among Aboriginal slaves was 57 percent. Among Black slaves the percentage of males was also 57 percent. Slave, with a Weight chained to her Ancle, 1796, by John Gabriel Stedman Tobacco In Louisiana, in contrast, the number of Aboriginal slaves was always lower than that of Black slaves. Throughout the French regime, there were about 1,700, of which the majority were females who worked as household help and served as concubines for the French. They were often hardly ten years old. Their average age at death was 17 years, testimony to their vulnerability to European epidemics, as were the Panis slaves in Canada. Louisiana planters preferred slaves of African origin, who ran away in lesser number and who were healthier. Between 1719 and 1743, the Company of the Indies (Compagnie des Indes), which held a monopoly on the slave trade, sent some 6,000 Africans to Louisiana. The majority of them were males since females were generally reserved for the slave trade in Africa and because field work required more robust manual labour. The majority were from Senegambia, the remainder came from the Angola-Congo region and the Bight of Benin. In contrast to Canada, which was a “society with slaves,” Louisiana was a “slave society.” The slave population, which was much higher, played an important role in the economic development of the region. Yet slavery was nevertheless less prevalent than in the French Antilles during the same period. Who could buy a slave? (show) Why were there so few slaves in Canada? (hide) In Canada, the colonial economy did not favour the growth of slavery because the economy’s two principal industries required little manual labour: The fur trade was controlled by a small group of professionals and essentially relied on the labour of Native fur trappers. Manual labour in families was sufficient for small farming operations. Furthermore, the purchase of an Aboriginal or Black slave was an unaffordable expense for settler-proprietors. A Black slave cost from 800 to 1000 pounds, that is, twice as much as an Aboriginal slave. In the 18th century, the annual average income of an unskilled worker was about 100 pounds. That of a bona fide artisan was from 200 to 400 pounds. Slavery | Virtual Museum of New France (historymuseum.ca)
  20. You can afford chicken and goats??????
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