Hockey Canada’s strategy of deflecting serves no one but its disgraced leadership

Hockey Canada’s strategy of deflecting serves no one but its disgraced leadership

Witnesses Scott Smith, Hockey Canada President and Chief Operating Officer, left, and Hockey Canada Chief Financial Officer Brian Cairo, appear at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Awhile back, I had a job in a movie theatre. The theater at the foot of an atrium … Read more

Fed officials beat inflation drum; 50-basis-point rate hike ‘reasonable’ next month

Fed officials beat inflation drum;  50-basis-point rate hike ‘reasonable’ next month

Aug 3 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials voiced their determination again on Wednesday to rein in high inflation, although one noted a half-percentage-point hike in the US central bank’s key interest rate next month might be enough to march toward that goal. “I start from the idea that 50 (basis points) would be a reasonable … Read more

Fed to stick to 75 bps hike in July; 40% chance of recession

Fed to stick to 75 bps hike in July;  40% chance of recession

The Federal Reserve building in Washington September 1, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BENGALURU, July 21 (Reuters) – The US Federal Reserve will opt for another 75 basis point rate hike rather than a larger move at its meeting next week to quell stubbornly-high inflation as the … Read more

Exclusive: China seeks to stop UN rights chief from releasing Xinjiang report – document

Exclusive: China seeks to stop UN rights chief from releasing Xinjiang report – document

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Report on human rights in Xinjiang promised for months Chinese letter expresses ‘grave concern’ about report UN rights chief set to leave … Read more

Aviation sector faces hiring headache as mechanics shortage looms

Aviation sector faces hiring headache as mechanics shortage looms

MONTREAL/BENGALURU, July 15 (Reuters) – Christophe Gagnon considered quitting his avionics studies as COVID-19 crippled aviation, but the 21-year-old stayed in class and now the industry is desperate for more like him to keep planes flying. Two years after lockdowns nearly grounded the airline industry, repair shops and suppliers are scrambling for students like Gagnon, … Read more

Ukrainian newcomers struggle to make ends meet in Canada

Ukrainian newcomers struggle to make ends meet in Canada

Inna Abilova, left to right, stands with her mother, Maryna Yakovenko, and sister, Sabina Abilova, who recently arrived in Canada from Ukraine, in Toronto on June 30, 2022.Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press Sabina Abilova and Andrii Koziura sit at the dinner table in their basement apartment, laptops open, searching for jobs that might help them pay … Read more

Canada’s stellar unemployment rate is a blessing for banks and the housing market – but no one seems to notice

Canada’s stellar unemployment rate is a blessing for banks and the housing market – but no one seems to notice

A customer enters a restaurant with help wanted signs on Nov. 17, 2021 in Laval, Que.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press A deluge of gloomy economic news is dominating headlines, and the prospect of a recession is on every central banker’s radar, but beneath it all an undeniably positive development is hiding in plain sight – one … Read more

Chinese truckers left stranded for days at highway exit by hardline COVID curbs

Chinese truckers left stranded for days at highway exit by hardline COVID curbs

A worker in a protective suit walks at an entrance to a tunnel leading to the Pudong area, after restrictions on highway traffic amid the lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Shanghai, China March 28, 2022. REUTERS /Aly Song/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, … Read more

Joe Cressy leaving Toronto city council for new job

Joe Cressy leaving Toronto city council for new job

City councilor Joe Cressy, who helped lead Toronto’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is leaving city hall early to become a senior executive at George Brown College. Cressy, 37, who revealed last fall he would not seek re-election after two terms representing the Spadina—Fort York area, is the college’s new senior vice-president of external relations, … Read more

Tech workers urge companies to join Ukraine’s digital blockade of Russia

Tech workers urge companies to join Ukraine’s digital blockade of Russia

OAKLAND, Calif., March 30 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) President Brad Smith wrote to Ukraine’s leader this month with a clear message: despite Kyiv’s calls for it to sever all ties with Russia, the US software behemoth would continue doing business in the country with non-sanctioned clients, including schools and hospitals. “Depriving these institutions of … Read more