The legislation, which takes effect July 1, is meant to protect consumers from ticket scams. The province says it will not police ticket resales. Mirvish sells more than one million theatre tickets a year, but does not allow resales.
A woman who was sexually assaulted by the brother of serial killer Robert Pickton says she is elated she can once again walk tall after winning a lengthy court battle. A B.C. Supreme Court jury ruled late Tuesday following six hours of deliberations that David Pickton had inflicted psychological trauma on a woman after assaulting and threatening to rape and kill her more than two decades ago. Jurors awarded the 55-year-old woman $45,000, including $20,000 in punitive damages that the woman's lawyer said is intended as a deterrent.
Macy's Inc said on Wednesday it would end its business relationship with Donald Trump, and New York City said it was reviewing its contracts with the billionaire developer and U.S. presidential hopeful because of his comments insulting Mexicans. Calling Trump's remarks "disgusting and offensive," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement, "Trumpâs comments do not represent the values of inclusion and openness that define us as New Yorkers." In New York City, where Trump built his fortune in real estate, his company has a contract to run a golf course at Ferry Point in the Bronx. Trump also manages two public skating rinks in Manhattan's Central Park.
By Alwyn Scott SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co raised list prices for its jetliners by 2.9 percent on Wednesday, citing a range of costs that go into making the planes. The price of the company's forthcoming 777X, due for delivery by 2020, rose to $400 million in Boeing's new price list, posted on its website on Wednesday. Boeing said the price increases reflect higher wages as well as rising costs for materials, parts and services.
The investigation continues into bomb threats made against three recent WestJet flights. The most recent threat was made Tuesday night against FlightÂ 323 from Toronto to Saskatoon.Â It landed safely at John Diefenbaker airport and allÂ 113 passengers and fiveÂ crew members were able to leave the aircraft safely using theÂ stairs. On Saturday, a flight from Halifax to Edmonton was diverted to Saskatoon after receiving a bomb threat.
The department also announced that 30-year correction veteran Michael Kirkpatrick will be the new superintendent of the prison, the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. Matt was shot dead Friday after a three-week manhunt. Sweat was shot and captured on Sunday.
By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One day after Greece became the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund, the head of the international lender on Wednesday suggested Greece should move to reform its economy before its European creditors give it a break on its debt. In an interview with Reuters, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde avoided any pointed criticism of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras but still hinted at frustrations as she noted that Greece's economy had been on the road to recovery before the current left-wing Syriza party came to power. Lagarde was asked which should come first, commitments to reform by Athens or relief on its debts from euro zone governments.
By Diane Bartz and Lewis Krauskopf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to stop Sweden's Electrolux AB , which owns the Frigidaire, Kenmore and Tappan brands, from buying General Electric Co's appliance business, the Justice Department said in a statement. Whirlpool Corp , which bought Maytag in 2006, is the third. Electrolux shares traded in the U.S. on the OTC Pink market fell 9.3 percent, with more than 40,000 shares exchanged.
By Renee Maltezou and Alastair Macdonald ATHENS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks on Wednesday to reject an international bailout deal, wrecking any prospect of repairing broken relations with European Union partners before a referendum on Sunday that may decide Greece's future in Europe. Less than 24 hours after he wrote a conciliatory letter to creditors asking for a new bailout that would accept many of their terms, Tsipras abruptly switched back into combative mode in a television address. A day after Greece became the first developed economy to default on debt to the International Monetary Fund, long lines at cash machines provided a stark symbol of the pressure on Tsipras, who came to power in January vowing to end austerity and protect the poor.
With every new building that gets the go-ahead in Ontario, the familiar red signs that read "exit" in English or "sortie" in French are one step closer to disappearing for good. The shift is driven by the country's changing demographics, said Phil Rizcallah, director of the National Research Council's building regulations group.
Alexis Walker says her two-year-old son spent four days limping on a broken foot after a doctor atÂ the new McGill University Health Centre superhospitalÂ told her it wasn't broken. It was only after a different doctor called to say it was brokenÂ that NikitaÂ was fitted with a cast. Instead of being taken to a consultation room, the doctor came out to them in the waiting room, saying it was only a sprain.