Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers have agreed to extend mediation by another 24 hours. Both sides said late Monday that they would continue to negotiate with the help of a special mediator into Tuesday. Canada Post has been bargaining with its employees for more than nine months, but both sides were far apart as of late last week on key issues including pension changes and pay scales.
Protesters forced the cancellation on Monday of the first day of hearings in Montreal into TransCanada’s Energy East Pipeline project with police making three arrests. The National Energy Board said it was also postponing today’s session because of what it called a “violent disruption.” The board said it would release details today on how it will proceed with the Montreal hearings.
Police have released the cause of death of three people killed in a bloody attack involving a crossbow in east Toronto last week. Toronto police Det. Sgt. Mike Carbone says a woman found in a garage on Thursday died from strangulation, a man found in the same garage died from a crossbow bolt to the neck and a man found in the driveway died from an arrowhead stab wound to the neck. Brett Ryan, 35, of Toronto is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the slaying.
ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:
— Scotiabank will release its third-quarter results.
— Statistics Canada will release the industrial product and raw materials price indexes for July.
— Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne travels to Mexico to participate in the 2nd Climate Summit of the Americas.
— Trial continues in Winnipeg for Andrea Giesbrecht on charges of concealing the remains of six infants in a storage locker.
— A provincial byelection will be held in Nova Scotia’s Halifax Needham riding.
— The Fraser Institute will release a new essay comparing Canada’s first-past-the-post voting system to the alternatives.