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Agnico Eagle putting Quebec mines on care and maintenance, withdraws guidance

Agnico Eagle putting Quebec mines on care and maintenance, withdraws guidance

TORONTO — Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. is ramping down operations in Quebec's Abitibi region including the LaRonde complex, the Goldex mine and the Canadian Malartic mine as non-essential businesses shut down in the province.
Leon's Furniture cutting half of its staff, closing 72 corporate stores

Leon's Furniture cutting half of its staff, closing 72 corporate stores

TORONTO — Leon's Furniture Ltd. is laying off 3,900 employees or about half its total current workforce as it deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. The company says it will temporarily close 72 of its 205 corporate-owned stores across Canada.
Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Newspaper publishers in Quebec, Atlantic Canada laying off nearly 400 employees

Two newspaper publishers in Quebec and Atlantic Canada are temporarily laying off nearly 400 employees because of the impact of COVID-19.
Shaw Communications Inc. founder and executive chair JR Shaw has died at 85

Shaw Communications Inc. founder and executive chair JR Shaw has died at 85

CALGARY — The founder of Shaw Communications Inc., JR Shaw, has died, the company said Tuesday. He was 85.
2 more publishers withdraw from BookExpo convention

2 more publishers withdraw from BookExpo convention

NEW YORK — Three of the top five publishers in the U.S. will not be attending BookExpo, the industry's national convention. Organizers already had pushed back the event from May to July in the hopes of easing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Nearly 7,000 employees to depart WestJet as airlines continue to curb operations

Nearly 7,000 employees to depart WestJet as airlines continue to curb operations

MONTREAL — WestJet Airlines Ltd. says roughly half of its 14,000 employees will leave the company — some temporarily — due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario reports 85 new COVID-19 cases, bringing province's total to 588

Ontario reports 85 new COVID-19 cases, bringing province's total to 588

TORONTO — Ontario reported 85 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 588, as non-essential businesses in the province prepared to close. The large increase included two more deaths, both in long-term care home residents.
Ontario cuts some hydro rates in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Ontario cuts some hydro rates in response to COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — Ontario cut hydro rates for residential consumers, farms and small businesses on Tuesday in response to a surge in people forced to work from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
People stuck at home due to virus turn to news programming

People stuck at home due to virus turn to news programming

NEW YORK — With millions of American homebound due to the coronavirus pandemic, there's little surprise they're curious about what's going on in the world.