Only Cool Brewery Has Stuck To Doug Ford’s Buck-A-Beer Challenge

TORONTO — Four months after Doug Ford delivered on his campaign promise to bring back “buck a beer,” the only brewery still offering the option appears to be one in the Ontario premier’s west Toronto neighbourhood. When Ford announced incentives for companies selling beer at $1 for a bottle or can last August, two breweries took him up on the offer — Cool Brewery in Toronto and Barley Days Brewery in Picton, Ont. Loblaws also offered its President’s Choice beer for a dollar a bottle for a limited time. But now the Liquor Control Board of Ontario says the Barley Days Brewery beer that had been available for a dollar… Read More

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General Dynamics Says Cancelling Deal With Saudi Arabia Would Cost Billions

OTTAWA — The Ontario-based company that is selling $15-billion worth of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia is warning the Liberal government that cancelling the deal will it cost billions of dollars in penalties. General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada said in a statement Monday that cancelling the contract would also hurt its workforce. The statement comes as the federal government is reviewing the controversial contract. Canada is reviewing all arms sales to Saudi Arabia and won’t issue any new export permits until the review is complete. Watch: Chrystia Freeland announces sanctions on 17 Saudi Arabian nationals. Story continues below. The October murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he entered a Saudi consulate… Read More

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Hollywood’s disappearing actresses

I had wondered what happened to Eliza Dushku. Even if her name is unfamiliar, you probably know her face. Over the years, the actress has played a badass cheerleader in Bring It On, a badass vampire slayer in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and a badass FBI agent in Banshee. Whenever Hollywood goes looking for a woman who can kick butt with charisma — you know, a badass — Dushku has often been on the short list of stars who can deliver. So it wasn’t much of a surprise last year when Dushku signed on with the CBS show Bull to play, naturally, a badass lawyer. It was a… Read More

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Can Britain undo Brexit? Sure. Here’s how.

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s position on Brexit is clear: Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead. Unfortunately, it looks like the torpedoes are going to hit. May refuses to revisit the question of whether Britain should leave the European Union. But there’s increased chatter from her own party that she should reconsider. Parliament is nearing open revolt against her government. Why? Because the Brexit deal May hammered out likely can’t pass, meaning the maximum-chaos scenario of a no-deal Brexit is more likely than ever. The solution is obvious: May should swallow her pride and have a second referendum on Brexit. May has held firm thus far to the apparently sacrosanct… Read More

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CBS is firing Les Moonves without severance after sexual misconduct allegations

CBS has decided its ousted CEO Les Moonves won’t receive a severance payment. A series of sexual misconduct allegations against Moonves were reported by The New Yorker in July. Moonves was removed as chairman and CEO of the network in early September, and CBS announced Monday he wouldn’t receive a $120 million severance payment due to his “breach of employment contract” and resistance to the company’s investigation, among other things. Breaking: CBS is firing Les Moonves for cause, and will not pay his $120M severance. pic.twitter.com/X2IF8cfK3N — Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) December 17, 2018 Lawyers hired by CBS found Moonves to be “evasive” and “untruthful at times” in the investigation,… Read More

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Workplace Harassment Affects Nearly 1 In 5 Canadian Women, 1 In 8 Men: StatCan

Canadian women are considerably more likely to face harassment in the workplace than men, according to data released Monday by Statistics Canada. The data, which comes from the agency’s 2016 General Social Survey on Canadians at Work and Home, found nearly one in five women and more than one in eight men reported some sort of harassment on the job. Women are twice as likely as men to report physical violence against them at work, and more than five times as likely to report sexual harassment or unwanted sexual attention. “Workplace harassment refers to experiences of verbal abuse, humiliating behaviour, threats, physical violence, and unwanted sexual attention or sexual harassment… Read More

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