A heat warning for our region is expected to end today after we broke another hot temperature record yesterday, reaching a high of 30.5 C. Today marks the fifth straight day of record-breaking temperatures. Cooler air is forecast to move into the area today into tomorrow. More seasonable temperatures are forecast to end the week, with a forecast high of 17 for Thursday and 15 for Friday.
Bombardier’s hopes for breaking into the U-S market have taken a massive blow, after the Trump administration ruled in favour of the Montreal-based company’s American rival. In a preliminary decision, the U-S Commerce Department has slapped a massive duty on Bombardier’s sale of C-Series jets to Delta Airlines. The ruling comes after Boeing complained that Bombardier benefited from unfair government subsidies. Delta, Bombardier and the Canadian government have all blasted the decision. So has British Prime Minister Theresa May, who says she’s “bitterly disappointed.”
Premier Kathleen Wynne says economists differ in their analysis of Ontario’s plan to hike the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour. She was responding to questions about a new report from T-D Bank that says the plan will cost the province’s economy up to 90-thousand jobs by 2020. Wynne says in a province as wealthy as Ontario, people shouldn’t have to work two jobs or go to the food bank because they can’t make a decent full-time wage. The government says it will phase in the increase gradually,
going from $11.40 to $11.60 next month, then to 14 dollars an hour on January 1st and 15 dollars the following year.