GM workers return to work following second protest in Oshawa; New drone rules released by Ottawa
Oshawa plant workers hold two protests over closure decision
GM workers are back on the job in Oshawa after holding a second protest in 24 hours.
The sit-down protests last night and today follow GM’s continued push to close the plant this year, despite proposals from Unifor to keep it running. Union officials say keeping the facility open won’t hurt GM’s bottom line and are calling the decision corporate greed.
Exams, certificates and fines and jail time part of new drone flying rules in Canada
If you take risks with your drone you could be facing jail time in Canada.
The feds are releasing new rules around drone usage, coming into effect in June, which includes avoiding airfields and emergency scenes and only flying while sober. Drone users will need to be registered through an online exam and specialized drones will need certification to use.
Bank of Canada holds interest rate at 1.75 per cent
The Bank of Canada is keeping the interest rate steady to start the year.
The Central Bank says it will need to slow its interest rate pace for now, after downgrading its GDP forecast from 2.1 to 1.7 per cent for 2019. BoC officials say while the economy has slowed, it’s expected to pick up the pace again, reaching 2.1 per cent by 2020.