Christopher Reynolds

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Alouettes hire University of Montreal coach Danny Maciocia as GM

Danny Maciocia is returning to the Montreal Alouettes as general manager.

Meet the apparel companies holding out against the offshore manufacturing tide

Cheap overseas labour, global supply chains and dwindling pools of skilled workers at home have wreaked havoc on the sector in Canada. But a handful of domestic clothing makers are not only holding out against the offshore tide, they're growing production.

Passengers with disabilities say new rules present some greater barriers to air travel

Tracy Odell, president of Citizens with Disabilities Ontario, is one of a number of advocates who say new rules ostensibly designed to make air travel more accessible fail to go far enough — and in some cases mark a step backward.

Parc-Extension residents say evictions on the rise amid gentrification

Tenants and community advocates gathered at Parc Saint-Roch Saturday to raise awareness, build solidarity and swap cautionary tales as a sprawling new university campus prepares to open its gates down the street.

Quebec business owners say Groupon owes them cash as its northern presence fades

Éloïse Lafrenière, who owns the Davelo Beauty Institute in the Montreal suburb of Carignan, says the daily deals company Groupon owes her $11,500.

'We didn't like it at all': CP Rail CEO objects to oil production curtailments

The head of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has voiced his discomfort at the idea of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's recent production curtailments, designed to draw down a glut of trapped crude oil and decrease the differential between western Canadian and U.S. benchmark oil prices.

Canada needs to commercialize AI, not just do research, industry leaders say

Fewer than half of roughly 100 machine-learning patents developed in Canada between 2007 and 2017 have remained here. The majority of patents are owned by foreign corporations including Microsoft, IBM and Google.

WestJet apologizes to passengers who were stranded in Cancun for 33 hours

WestJet Airlines Ltd. has announced it will launch an investigation after passengers spent an extra day and a half in Mexico over the weekend, many without the hotel rooms the airline had said would be made available following a cancelled international flight.

CN Rail and CP Rail exceed grain revenue max despite drop in grain shipping

The country's two major railways exceeded their grain cap in 2017-18, despite shipping less of the stuff than last year, according to the Canadian Transportation Agency.

How a Quebec factory town transformed after GM left

In the wake of GM's announcement that it will shutter its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., experts point to Boisbriand's transformation from industrial outpost to mixed-use development as both a model of regeneration and a cautionary tale.

Flair Airlines apologizes after calling RCMP on passengers, following 12-hour flight delay

RCMP officers were called in to explain re-booking and accommodation options to passengers nearly 12 hours after the flight's scheduled departure time, according to the RCMP and a Flair customer who filmed part of the encounter.

Quebec gets its first Netflix original film amid tax, cultural content concerns

Patrice Laliberté, an upstart director with no full-length credits to his name, is part of the small filmmaking team selected to make the first Netflix original feature film out of Quebec.

Bombardier CEO defends layoffs, insists they are necessary

The comments were the first Alain Bellemare has made about the layoffs — or potential cuts ahead — since the multinational company announced major restructuring in its aerospace division last Thursday.

Trilateral free trade deal extends hiring spree at the Montreal port

Employers at the Montreal port are taking on 50 new workers by 2019 in a move prompted by the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal, according to the association representing port companies.

Women lead trucking industry charge to get more female big riggers behind wheel

Confronted with a worker shortage and outdated attitudes, women are leading a push to foster more female big-riggers and overcome the perception of unglamorous lifestyles and an industry-wide reputation for machismo.