Union president expects more layoffs at Bombardier plant; Sudden retirement of Canadian Military’s second in command opens door for Norman return
Bombardier to layoff 550 employees at North Bay plant
The union president of over 500 Bombardier employees being laid off believes more job losses are coming. According to the Canadian Press, the company announced the cuts to its North Bay railway car plant Tuesday night. The Ontario government wants to work with Bombardier to save the jobs but the union president isn’t optimistic.
Retired Lt.-Gen. hopes former vice admiral will return to service
The sudden retirement of the Canadian Military’s second in command has opened the door for a potential return of Mark Norman. Lt.-Gen. Paul Wynnyk’s resignation came as a surprise Tuesday night. He said he hoped Norman, the former Vice-Admiral, would return to duty in some capacity after a controversial retirement last month.
CFIA recalls kale kit over listeria concerns
While Kale is considered a superfood, people could get sick if they eat this brand. According to CTV News, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a recall on Eat Smart’s Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bag. The organization said the 28 ounce kit with a best before date of July 17, 2019, could contain listeria contamination.
Canada wants to eliminate LGBTQ conversion therapy
The federal government urged provinces to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy. According to CTV News, Canadian officials called the practice “shameful” and “cruel.” The Liberals are considering taking further action and creating Criminal Code reforms to crack down on the programs.