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The week ahead: Loblaws workers threaten strike, Transport Canada raids CP headquarters

Four stories we're watching this week

Jun 22, 2015

by Elizabeth Hames

CP headquarters raided
Transport Canada has raided the offices of CP after allegations surfaced the railroader had left cars filled with dangerous goods unattended on a mountain slope in the dark, and perhaps most crucially, without the use of hand breaks. The alleged incident occurred Feb. 14 and 15 near Revelstoke, B.C. No charges have been laid.

Loblaws workers threaten strike
More than 28,000 workers at Loblaws-owned grocery stores in Ontario are preparing to walk off the job after rejecting a deal struck between their union and their employer. The union representing the workers says it will reach out to the employer to see if a return to negotiations is possible.

Statistics Canada to release tourism data
Statistics Canada will shine some light on the country’s tourism industry, on Friday, when it releases its National Tourism Indicators report. The report will outline how much was spent overall on tourism in Canada in the first quarter of the year, as well as how much of that money was spent by Canadians or visitors to the country.

Deal or no deal?
A brief moment of hope that Greece and its creditors were close to a deal has faded into uncertainty. Greece had put forward a proposal that initially appeared tempting, but its international creditors now say there is no guarantee they’ll accept the deal. Greece must repay more than $2 billion in loans to the International Monetary Fund by June 30.

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