TORONTO, June 11 (Reuters) – Canadian railways should bring
in automatic braking systems and video recording devices to help
prevent accidents like a fatal 2012 passenger train derailment,
the country’s transportation watchdog said on Tuesday.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s proposals would
apply to both passenger and freight travel, bringing railways in
line with air travel, where flight recorders and automatic pilot
systems have long been required.
TORONTO, June 11 (Reuters) – Canadian employers are less
inclined to add jobs than they were just three months ago,
according a survey released on Tuesday that cast doubt on
whether a hiring boom seen in May will be sustained.
A net 9 percent of Canadian employers expect to add jobs in
the third quarter, with the biggest gains seen in the
transportation and public utilities sector, the study from
staffing company Manpower Inc showed.
TORONTO, June 10 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
advanced slightly on Monday as an upgrade of the U.S. credit
outlook and strong domestic housing starts helped lift shares of
financial companies, while energy shares rebounded from recent
Standard & Poor’s upgraded its credit outlook for the United
States government to “stable” from “negative”, reducing the
threat of a further downgrade to the country’s sovereign debt
TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada will make operators of nuclear power plants liable for the first C$1 billion ($980 million) of damages in the event of an accident, up from C$75 million under existing rules, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said on Monday.
Oliver also told a nuclear conference that Canada’s Conservative government intends to increase the period during which compensation claims can be made after a disaster to 30 years from 10 years.
TORONTO, June 6 (Reuters) – Canada has charged two of the
world’s biggest chocolate makers, Nestle SA and Mars
Inc with colluding to fix the price of their products, the
country’s competition watchdog said on Thursday.
Canada’s Competition Bureau also said that the Canadian arm
of Hershey Co was expected to confess to fixing prices,
but recommended it get lenient treatment because it cooperated
with the investigation.