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WestJet CEO Ed Sims finds Air Canada aid package 'bittersweet' as talks drag on

WestJet CEO Ed Sims finds Air Canada aid package 'bittersweet' as talks drag on

OTTAWA — WestJet CEO Ed Sims says the federal government's aid package for Air Canada could be "problematic" unless his company gets equitable treatment, as talks over pandemic relief continue between Ottawa and Canadian carriers.
S&P/TSX composite, Dow Jones and S&P 500 set record highs as mood rises on economy

S&P/TSX composite, Dow Jones and S&P 500 set record highs as mood rises on economy

TORONTO — Broad-based optimism lifted Canada's main stock index to a record close on Thursday as U.S. markets also pushed higher on news suggesting a strong recovery from the pandemic slump. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 150.
AIMCo names former CMHC head Evan Siddall as next chief executive

AIMCo names former CMHC head Evan Siddall as next chief executive

Alberta Investment Management Corp. has named the former — and often outspoken — head of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. as its next chief executive.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,321.92, up 150.26 points.) Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). Financials. Up 68 cents, or 0.58 per cent, to $118.02 on 8.6 million shares.
Gucci celebrates 100 years with Michele's 'Aria' collection

Gucci celebrates 100 years with Michele's 'Aria' collection

MILAN — Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele is celebrating the fashion house’s 100th anniversary this year, giving historic sweep to a collection unveiled virtually Thursday.
Quebec impresario Gilbert Rozon faces civil suit over alleged sexual assault

Quebec impresario Gilbert Rozon faces civil suit over alleged sexual assault

MONTREAL — Quebec entertainment mogul Gilbert Rozon is facing a $1.6-million civil lawsuit over an alleged sexual assault dating back to 1994.
Tribute planned for Adam Schlesinger, who died of COVID-19

Tribute planned for Adam Schlesinger, who died of COVID-19

NEW YORK — Members of the Monkees, R.E.M., Dashboard Confessional and The Black Keys are turning out for a virtual tribute concert next month for Adam Schlesinger, who died of COVID-19 a year ago.
After union vote, Bezos vows to do better for Amazon workers

After union vote, Bezos vows to do better for Amazon workers

NEW YORK — After a union battle at an Alabama warehouse, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos acknowledged that Amazon has to do better for its workers and vowed to make Amazon a safer place to work.
Writers Guild of Canada diversity report says despite steady progress, gaps remain

Writers Guild of Canada diversity report says despite steady progress, gaps remain

TORONTO — A Writers Guild of Canada report says while its members in the TV industry have seen steady progress on diversity issues, gaps still remain.
For some, vaccination poses a moral dilemma: Do I wait so others can get their shot?

For some, vaccination poses a moral dilemma: Do I wait so others can get their shot?

The advice of public health officials is unequivocal: If you're eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, get one as soon as possible. But for Tracey Brooks in Stoney Creek, Ont., the situation isn't so simple.