CNW News Releases

Mar 28, 2020 14:51 ET
Mar 28, 2020 14:02 ET
COVID-19 - Most tourist accommodation establishments are being closed
QUÉBEC, March 28, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - On behalf of the Québec government, Minister of Tourism Caroline Proulx today announced the closing until further notice of tourist accommodation establishments. There are two exceptions to the rule: certain campgrounds that host snowbirds who do not have any other housing option and that provide adequate sanitary facilities, and hotels. Hotels can pursue their operations as they are designated as essential services for clienteles in need related to the directives of public health authorities. ...
Mar 28, 2020 14:00 ET
Québec Parental Insurance Plan - Minister Jean Boulet Announces Easing of Conditions for Workers on Parental Leave Who Lend Assistance to Their Employers
QUÉBEC, March 28, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec government will accommodate healthcare system workers who wish to interrupt or postpone their parental leave in order to participate in the response to the current health emergency. These workers will have six additional months to draw their Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) benefits....
Mar 28, 2020 12:38 ET
Government of Canada announces new domestic transportation measures
OTTAWA, March 28, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and is constantly determining what new measures may be required to contain the spread of the virus....
Mar 28, 2020 12:02 ET
UPDATE - Canadians Continue to Fly Back Home With Air Canada
Updated text: The April 1st flight to Peru is still being planned and not yet currently scheduled....
Mar 28, 2020 10:26 ET
Canadians Continue to Fly Back Home With Air Canada
A new special flight is scheduled from Algeria Additional flights are expected from Ecuador and Peru Air Canada continues its repatriation efforts, alone bringing back nearly 8,500 passengers today MONTREAL, March 28, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ -  Air Canada announced today that, in collaboration with the Government of Canada, it will operate its first special flight from Algiers on Tuesday. Additional flights from Peru and Ecuador are also scheduled to depart in the coming days. ...
Mar 28, 2020 10:02 ET
Desjardins Group announces changes in Canadian prime rate
MONTREAL, March 28, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group announces that effective March 30th, 2020, the Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec CAN prime rate will drop from 2.95 % to 2.45 %....
Mar 28, 2020 07:05 ET
Mar 28, 2020 07:00 ET
/R E P E A T -- Notice to the media - Government of Canada officials to hold a news conference on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)/
OTTAWA, March 27, 2020 /CNW/ - Government of Canada officials will hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....
Mar 28, 2020 07:00 ET
Approval of Settlement of Canadian AMS Women's Pelvic Mesh Litigation
TORONTO, March 28, 2020 /CNW/ - Siskinds LLP, Siskinds, Desmeules s.e.n.c.r.l., Rochon Genova LLP, and Merchant Law Group announced today court approval of a Canada-wide settlement reached in two class actions related to certain women's pelvic mesh devices for treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse ("POP") and Stress Urinary Incontinence ("SUI") manufactured and distributed by American Medical Systems Canada Inc. and American Medical Systems, Inc. ("AMS"). The class actions, which were commenced in 2012 against AMS and Endo Pharmaceuticals, allege various injuries associated with AMS' women's pe...
Mar 28, 2020 07:00 ET
Cottonelle® and Kleenex® Brands ask Canadians to #ShareASquareCanada and Commit $100,000 to United Way Centraide Canada's COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund
The brands will also donate $1 for every use of hashtag #ShareASquareCanada and provide product to those in need...
Mar 28, 2020 07:00 ET
Proposed Settlement of Canadian BSC Transvaginal Mesh Litigation
TORONTO, March 28, 2020 /CNW/ - Siskinds LLP and Siskinds, Desmeules s.e.n.c.r.l. announced today that a Canada-wide settlement has been reached in a class action related to certain transvaginal mesh devices for treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse ("POP") and Stress Urinary Incontinence ("SUI") manufactured and distributed in Canada by Boston Scientific Ltd. and Boston Scientific Corporation ("BSC").  The class action, which was commenced in 2012, alleges various injuries associated with BSC Transvaginal Mesh Devices....
Mar 28, 2020 01:40 ET
Mar 27, 2020 23:58 ET
Mar 27, 2020 21:20 ET
Parks Canada helps tourism businesses in national parks and historic sites deal with the impacts of COVID-19 by deferring commercial lease payments without interest until September 2020
GATINEAU, QC, March 27, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is taking action to protect Canadians and the economy from the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. To help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on Canada's tourism industry, Parks Canada will work with tourism operators in national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas to defer payments on commercial leases and licences of occupation without interest until September 1, 2020....
Mar 27, 2020 21:02 ET
Mercer Park Brand Acquisition Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year Ended 2019 Financial Results
TORONTO, March 27, 2020 /CNW/ - MERCER PARK BRAND ACQUISITION CORP. ("Mercer" or the "Company") is reporting its financial results as of December 31, 2019 and for the period from inception on April 16, 2019 to December 31, 2019. The Company's audited financial statements along with its management discussion and analysis has been filed on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval and may be viewed by shareholders and interested parties under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com....
Mar 27, 2020 20:57 ET
Claire's Stores Takes Further COVID-19 Related Action
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 27, 2020 /CNW/ -- Claire's Stores, Inc. today announced additional actions being taken to respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 virus. ...
Mar 27, 2020 20:05 ET
CIBC lowers prime lending rate
TORONTO, March 27, 2020 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) today announced that it is lowering its Canadian prime lending rate by 50 basis points from 2.95 per cent to 2.45 per cent, effective Monday, March 30, 2020....
Mar 27, 2020 19:46 ET
Notice to the media - Government of Canada officials to hold a news conference on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
OTTAWA, March 27, 2020 /CNW/ - Government of Canada officials will hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....