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The Canadian Press was created by newspaper publishers in 1917 to facilitate the exchange of news across a vast and sparsely populated country. Today, The Canadian Press is a dynamic, agile, bilingual news agency, driven by leading-edge technology and the ability to serve multimedia news Canadians everywhere.

WestJet, Air Canada assess 737 Max situation as winter sun season looms

WestJet is removing Boeing 737 Max jets from its holiday schedule while Air Canada warns the impact of the grounded jet on its operations may ripple well into 2021.
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Transport watchdog fines four airlines $45,000 under new passenger bill of rights

Canada's transport watchdog has slapped four of the country's biggest airlines with $45,000 in fines for violating new passenger protection rules.
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Air Canada challenges Onex’s WestJet takeover

The latest twist in the drama surrounding Canada’s biggest airlines has Air Canada filing a challenge with the country’s transport regulator over WestJet Airlines Ltd.’s acquisition by Onex Corp.
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Norwegian pulling out of Canadian market with cancellation of Dublin flights ex YHM

Low-cost carrier Norwegian is pulling the plug on its Dublin flights out of Hamilton, ON with the last departure set for Sept. 13.
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War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps up

Transat A.T. is facing off against Montreal developer Group Mach at a securities tribunal hearing over Mach's move to block the tour operator's sale to Air Canada.
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Air France KLM orders 60 A220s, the aircraft formerly known as Bombardier C Series

Airbus SE has secured a firm order from Air France- KLM for 60 A220 aircraft – the former Bombardier C Series – to be built at the European giant's Mirabel facility north of Montreal.
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Swoop points to Boeing 737 Max ripple effect after wave of flight cancellations

Swoop airline is facing a backlog of flights after engine trouble on an aircraft touched off a four-day wave of flight disruptions that has left passengers stranded and angry.
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Scorpion hitches a ride to Canada in woman’s luggage then promptly gives birth

Remember the snake that hitched a ride to Hawaii? Well, maybe it got the idea from the scorpion that bummed a ride to B.C.
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Forget the exclusivity, says Group Mach, we’ll bid for Transat anyway

Transat said that while it was aware of Group Mach’s interest in the company, it hadn’t received a proposal. Now Group Mach has announced it will rectify that, with a formal offer coming before Transat’s exclusive talks with Air Canada end on June 26.
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Barack Obama spotted cheering for the Raptors in Toronto

Toronto found itself on the forefront of the world stage last night when former U.S. president Barack Obama was spotted at Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
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