Month: October 2020

‘Obliterated by the Atlantic bubble’: WestJet suspends service to four Eastern Canada cities

WestJet Inc. says it’s “indefinitely suspending” operations to Moncton, Fredericton, Sydney and Charlottetown, while significantly reducing service to Halifax and St. John’s, effectively eliminating more than 100 flights weekly or almost 80 per cent of seat capacity from the Atlantic region starting Nov. 2. “It has become unviable to serve these markets and these decisions […]

Unilateral ban on single-use plastics ignores spirit of USMCA, critics, experts say

WASHINGTON, Wash. — Canada’s proposed ban on single-use plastics may not run afoul of its trade deal with the United States and Mexico, but experts suggest it disregards the “pause-and-check” spirit of the agreement. The Washington-based Plastics Industry Association added its voice this week to a chorus of complaints about the proposal, which would classify […]

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