National Newswatch

Justin Trudeau takes aim at NDP over EU-Canada trade pact as summit wraps up

Jul 18 2019 — Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called out New Democrats Thursday after their leader encouraged French officials to reject the comprehensive trade agreement between the European Union and Canada. Earlier this week Jagmeet Singh, along with Green Leader Elizabeth May and five other Canadian and Quebec politicians, signed a letter urging lawmakers in France not to ratify […]

Justin Trudeau takes aim at NDP over EU-Canada trade pact as summit wraps up

Jul 18 2019 — Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called out New Democrats Thursday after their leader encouraged French officials to reject the comprehensive trade agreement between the European Union and Canada. Earlier this week Jagmeet Singh, along with Green Leader Elizabeth May and five other Canadian and Quebec politicians, signed a letter urging lawmakers in France not to ratify […]

Garneau ‘disappointed’ in airlines’ move against new passenger bill of rights

Jul 15 2019 — Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he was "surprised" and "disappointed" by legal action from Canadian airlines to quash new rules to beef up compensation for passengers subjected to delayed flights and damaged luggage. "We feel that we have done our homework very, very carefully in consultation with the airlines and with other stakeholders," […]

Garneau ‘disappointed’ in airlines’ move against new passenger bill of rights

Jul 15 2019 — Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he was "surprised" and "disappointed" by legal action from Canadian airlines to quash new rules to beef up compensation for passengers subjected to delayed flights and damaged luggage. "We feel that we have done our homework very, very carefully in consultation with the airlines and with other stakeholders," […]

Dozens injured aboard Air Canada flight after plane hits turbulence

Jul 11 2019 — Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Thirty people were sent to hospital with injuries after an Air Canada flight travelling from Toronto to Sydney, Australia, hit severe turbulence and was forced to divert to Honolulu. Nine of those people were in serious condition, some suffering lacerations and injuries to their head, back and neck, emergency first responders in Hawaii said. "Any time we get a […]

SNC-Lavalin CEO steps aside as board eyes new direction for ailing firm

Jun 11 2019 — Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Neil Bruce's tenure as CEO of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. came to an end Tuesday, capping off a near four-year stint marked by a 42 per cent plunge in share price and a political controversy tied to an ongoing corruption case. Bruce, 58, will be succeeded on an interim basis by chief operating officer Ian Edwards, effective immediately. […]

Judge rules SNC-Lavalin headed to trial on charges of fraud, corruption

May 29 2019 — Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — A Quebec judge has ruled there is enough evidence to send SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. to trial on charges of fraud and corruption, surprising few and prompting a further tumble in the beleaguered firm's share price. "Given the threshold to be met by the prosecution at the stage of the preliminary inquiry, this outcome was expected," said SNC-Lavalin […]

SNC-Lavalin shares hit 10-year low after CEO reveals plan to exit 15 countries

May 2 2019 — Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Shares in SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. hit a 10-year low Thursday after the company announced plans to wind down its operations in 15 countries and reported a $17-million loss in its latest quarter. The stock closed down $4.48, or 13.13 per cent, at $28.97 Thursday. "We will stop bidding on certain projects, certainly within the mining area," CEO […]