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Canada imported less oil in 2020, but U.S. grew its percentage of import market during pandemic
News/Business: The United States further cemented itself as the top supplier of oil imports to Canada last year, even as the amount of crude that Canada imported plunged by 20 per cent amidst the pandemic's economic fallout.
London, Ont., meat plant shut for 2 weeks amid COVID-19 outbreak affecting 82 workers
News/Canada/London: A London, Ont., meat-processing plant with 900 employees has been shut down temporarily to deal with a growing COVID-19 outbreak that has seen the number of active cases hit 82.
Ship stuck in Suez Canal forbidden from leaving Egypt until $900M bill is paid
News/Business: Egyptian authorities impounded a massive cargo vessel that blocked the Suez Canal last month amid a financial dispute with its owner, the canal chief and a judicial official said Tuesday.
Ottawa has agreed to financial relief package for Air Canada, sources say
News/Politics: The federal government has reached an agreement with Air Canada that will provide the pandemic-battered airline with financial support in exchange for refunds to customers who had their flights cancelled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Salesforce will start letting vaccinated employees go back into the office
News/Business: Salesforce.com said it would start allowing vaccinated employees to return to some of its offices, making it one of the first major U.S. corporations to give vaccinated workers preferential treatment over those who have not taken the shot.
Canadians should expect 'significant' move in budget for child care, early education: LeBlanc
News/Politics: Access to national early learning programs and child care have become an “economic imperative” and Canadians should expect a “significant” announcement in the forthcoming federal budget, said Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc.
U.S. taxi services see business boost helping Canadians avoid hotel quarantine
News/Business: Several U.S. airport transport services say they're seeing a boost in business by driving Canadian snowbirds across the U.S.-Canada land border so they can avoid hotel quarantine requirements.
Amazon workers in Alabama vote against forming union
News/Business: Amazon workers voted against forming a union at an Alabama warehouse, handing the online retail giant a decisive victory and cutting off a path that labour activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond.
Big oil companies have 'diametrically opposed' views on renewables
News/Business: In today’s oilpatch, a divide is growing between the oil majors as some companies are investing in alternative energy while other firms have no interest in it. Both face their own risks and challenges as the world shifts to lower emitting sources of energy.
Metro, Sobeys among companies called out for not doing enough to reduce harmful chemicals
News/Technology & Science: Some major names in Canadian retail, including Metro, Sobeys and the parent company of Tim Hortons, have received a failing grade in one environmental group's report card ranking businesses on their commitment to reduce certain chemicals and plastics in the products and packaging they carry.