Day: July 1, 2020

USMCA comes into effect after months of negotiations

The new NAFTA is officially a law. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) came into effect on Wednesday, bringing an end to months of negotiations between the three countries. Speaking days earlier, Justin Trudeau cast an optimistic light on the new deal.  He says the deal will provide security for automobile manufacturers and ensure that Canada …

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Coronavirus: Ontario government asks school boards to consider starting upcoming academic year earlier

The Ontario government has asked the province’s school boards to consider starting the upcoming academic year a little bit earlier than normal as planning for reopening facilities during the coronavirus pandemic continues. “In order to maximize instruction time for students, school boards and school authorities are encouraged to start their school year by Sept. 1,” …

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Child care providers say Ontario government’s efforts to help falling far short

TORONTO – The Ontario government risks gutting the child-care sector if it doesn’t begin funnelling promised funds to beleaguered day-care centres that were shut down due to COVID-19, the organization representing the industry said Tuesday as the province’s premier pledged to look into the matter. An open letter from the Association of Day Care Operators …

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Cineplex (TSX:CGX) Craters After Disappointing Q1

Arguably, one of the hardest-hit stocks by the pandemic, Cineplex (TSX:CGX) is down by approximately 71% year to date. Given the prolonged economic shutdown, Cineplex’s viability is now in question.  Investors are anxious to see how the company is faring, and whether there’s a risk of insolvency. This is why Tuesday’s quarterly results were so …

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Indigenous fusion cuisine coming to Caldwell First Nation’s restaurant near Point Pelee

The Caldwell First Nation has a restaurant just outside Point Pelee National Park, and it has decided to make some major changes that includes a new menu featuring Indigenous fusion food.  The community has hired a new chef for the restaurant at The Happy Snapper. Chef Bill Alexander is well known in the culinary world — he’s a …

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