Tag: Impact

Heavyweights Uber, Foodora in separate battles that could impact gig economy

Hearings are underway in two precedent-setting battles over the future of the Canadian gig economy and workers’ rights, with the practices of two of the sector’s biggest heavyweights — Uber and Foodora — under scrutiny. The Supreme Court heard opening arguments Wednesday in an appeal that will determine whether Uber can require drivers to lodge…

Impact treat TFC matchup in Voyageurs Cup as a salvage mission

MONTREAL—The Montreal Impact’s Major League Soccer playoff hopes are fading, but they still have a championship to play for this month. “I don’t know if it saves the season but still, it’s a trophy,” Impact defender Jukka Raitala said on the eve of the first leg of the Canadian Championship final against surging Toronto FC.…

This pilot project has recovered half a million dollars for vulnerable workers, but they fear impact of Ford government cuts

Since its 2017 launch, a pilot project tackling workplace abuse has recovered over half a million dollars in unpaid wages for vulnerable workers who could not otherwise afford a lawyer. It has also built legal clinics’ capacity to provide employment law support and educated employees about their rights on the job. But the Ford government’s…

Montreal Impact sign Argentine striker Maxi Urruti to new three-year deal

MONTREAL — The Montreal Impact have signed Argentine striker Maximiliano Urruti to a new three-year contract, with an option year for 2022. The Impact acquired the 27-year-old Urruti from FC Dallas in December in exchange for US$ 75,000 in targeted allocation money and a first-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. Montreal said it used…

B.C. First Nations leaders raise concerns at NEB hearing over pipeline impact on land

VICTORIA—First Nations leaders from British Columbia told a National Energy Board hearing in Victoria that there are serious concerns about the potential impacts of an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline on their homelands. Two leaders representing the Fraser Valley’s Sto:lo Tribal Council say protection of the Fraser River’s salmon, animals and surrounding lands is their eternal…