General election 2019: voters queue for ‘most important poll in a generation’ – live news | Politics

Conservative ad telling voters they are in “one of 9 constituencies” required to get Brexit done Photograph: Facebook The Tories are sending targeted ads from the PM to voters in specific constituencies saying their seat is “one of the nine seats needed to Get Brexit Done” ... but they are sending them out to dozens of constituencies. The adverts have been posted to voters in more than...

Getting #Brexit done? – EU Reporter : EU Reporter

On Thursday (12 December) this week, the UK will hold what is widely considered to be its most momentous general election since 1979. An apparently stark choice faces the country: with the Conservatives, exit from the EU on 31 January 2020, and the prospect of the low-tax low spend ‘Singapore-on-Sea’ free market nirvana long desired by the most ardent Brexiteers; with Labour, the opposite:...

Transit strike: Here’s the latest on SkyTrain negotiations

SkyTrain workers are set to walk off the job Tuesday unless the union representing workers and the employer come to an agreement Monday.As of 2:00 a.m., negotiations between both parties continue behind closed doors.TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond said he is hopeful a deal could be reached, but urged SkyTrain users to make alternative arrangements.Without a deal, the Expo and Millennium lines will...

General election: Four Brexit party MEPs abandon Farage and urge voters to back Tories instead – live news | Politics

10.46am GMT10:46 Johnson apologises for any offence caused by his article comparing women wearing burqas to letterboxes On ITV’s This Morning Holly Willoughby asks about crime and safety. A lot of people feel unsafe, she says. Boris Johnson says he massively reduced crime when he was mayor of London. He says that Usman Khan, the London Bridge attacker, had to be released. It is always worth...

Update: CN, union reach tentative deal to end strike Wednesday morning

Teamsters Canada said in a statement on Tuesday a tentative agreement had been reached with Canadian National Railway Co. to end an eight-day strike that has severed supply chains across the country.The union says the agreement must first be ratified by union members, but normal operations at CN will resume Wednesday at 6 a.m. across Canada.The union had previously said progress had been made in...

CN strike: Farmers dump grain at Trudeau riding office

There won’t be propane available for Quebec farmers as long as the strike of 3,200 railway employees of CN continues, the Quebec government said Monday, demanding the federal government “take all necessary measures to rectify the situation.”Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonatan Julien said the essential supply of 2.5 million litres a day is guaranteed until at least Saturday.“We...

Union denounces Legault’s ‘shameless contempt’ for public sector workers

FTQ President Daniel Boyer speaks to the media in 2015. Dario Ayala / Montreal Gazette file photo Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec president Daniel Boyer on Monday denounced the “inflammatory language” and “shameless contempt” expressed for public sector workers by Quebec Premier François Legault even as contract negotiations are about to begin.In a speech...