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Postmedia Network Inc., Canada’s largest-circulation English newspaper chain, has announced layoffs for 25 of its 58 Ottawa Bureau employees, The Toronto Star reports. The move marks the end of Postmedia’s wire service for breaking and international news, as the company returns to The Canadian Press to fill its pages and news portal with so-called “commodity news”.
So, yeah, sorry about that. The British Columbia Government offered up an official apology to Japanese-Canadians interned during World War II yesterday, CBC reports. The news (supplied, incidentally, by The Canadian Press) comes 24 years after the Federal Government issued their own apology.
And finally: some positive press for our friends at TransLink, with Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom announcing yesterday the corporation has been given powers to collect fines from fare evaders, The Province reports. The embarrassing news that there was no mechanism to collect fines issued to those found on the system without proof of payment broke at the end of March, with officials promising swift resolution.
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