Anger, confusion after Air Canada orders 20-plus passengers off Montreal-to-London flight

Anger, confusion after Air Canada orders 20-plus passengers off Montreal-to-London flight

LONDON—Anger and confusion are mounting with Air Canada after the airline deplaned 25 passengers on a Monday night flight from Montreal to London with what some of those on board allege was “no explanation at all.” Jess McFadyen said the plane had been sitting on the tarmac for about an hour waiting to depart when, … Read more

Quebec companies plead for workers as province focuses on French-speaking immigrants

Quebec companies plead for workers as province focuses on French-speaking immigrants

Quebec Premier Francois Legault speaks at a news conference at the legislature in Quebec City on June 10.Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press Quebec’s plans to attract more French-speaking newcomers are unnerving some business owners who say they need immigrants from varied backgrounds to address a tight labor market in the province. Unlike other provinces, Quebec gets … Read more

BMO taps Citibank executive as new chief risk officer

BMO taps Citibank executive as new chief risk officer

Bank of Montreal BMO-T is hiring a new chief risk officer, bringing on board Citibank executive Piyush Agrawal later this year as current risk chief Pat Cronin prepares to retire after nearly 30 years at the bank. Mr. Agrawal comes to BMO from Citibank NA, the consumer banking arm of US financial services giant Citigroup … Read more

Most remaining mask mandates in Ontario set to end this weekend

Most remaining mask mandates in Ontario set to end this weekend

A woman wears a mask while riding the Bloor line subway on March 14, 2020. Most remaining mandatory mask rules in Ontario, including those requiring that people wear masks when riding public transit or visiting hospitals, will expire on Saturday.Carlos Osorio/The Canadian Press Ontario’s COVID-19 mask mandates will expire this weekend for hospitals, health care … Read more

Paths to Conservative leadership are now unlikely for anyone not named Poilievre

Paths to Conservative leadership are now unlikely for anyone not named Poilievre

Conservative leadership hopeful Pierre Poilievre takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Que. on May 25.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press After a weekend of Conservative leadership campaigns playing show-and-tell with their membership-recruitment figures, Jean Charest piped up to say he still has a clear path to victory. But that path … Read more

With the rise of delivery apps, are e-bikes and e-scooters allowed on the sidewalk?

With the rise of delivery apps, are e-bikes and e-scooters allowed on the sidewalk?

It’s great that you can order almost anything now and get somebody to bring it to your doorstep. But with all these delivery services like Uber Eats zipping around on bikes, e-bikes, e-scooters and e-unicycles, I’m now constantly dodging delivery drivers on the sidewalk. It’s not just delivery drivers – I see some people riding … Read more

Van life: How much does it cost to live in a cottage on wheels?

Van life: How much does it cost to live in a cottage on wheels?

James Tadeo checks e-mail on his laptop, in his converted Grand Caravan minivan, while exploring a country road north of Brampton, Ont., on May 19.Christopher Katsarov/The Globe and Mail James Tadeo, a warehouse supervisor and computer programmer, dreamed of owning a cottage. As a kid, his parents took him camping throughout Ontario: Algonquin Park, Georgian … Read more

Opinion: Retailer Simons returns from the brink of bankruptcy to resume expansion to Halifax

Opinion: Retailer Simons returns from the brink of bankruptcy to resume expansion to Halifax

Simons came close to the edge during the months-long lockdowns that left it dependent on its online business while remote work sapped clothing sales.ablokhin/Handout Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic pushed La Maison Simons to the brink of bankruptcy, the 182-year-old Quebec City-based fashion retailer has got its groove back – not to mention its … Read more

Cheaper housing one reason more Ontarians are moving to Quebec

Cheaper housing one reason more Ontarians are moving to Quebec

For the first time, longtime Torontonian Andrew Usher is considering buying a home. The reason? He moved to Montreal. In March 2021, Usher uprooted his decade-long life in Toronto’s west end to pursue a degree at Concordia University while continuing to work full-time remotely at his Toronto IT job. Noticing condo prices were drastically lower … Read more

Polar bear shot dead after venturing into residential area in Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula

Polar bear shot dead after venturing into residential area in Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula

In this image courtesy of Sophie Bonneville, a polar bear roams a field in Madeline-Centre, Que., on April 30.SOPHIE BONNEVILLE/AFP/Getty Images A polar bear that ventured into a residential area in Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula this weekend prompting a public safety alert has been shot dead, authorities said on Sunday. The Sûreté du Québec, the provincial … Read more