Tag: Industry

Industry, passengers left stranded as anti-pipeline blockades shut rail service

Blockades set up by anti-pipeline protesters have forced Canadian National Railway Co. to shut down its entire network in Eastern Canada and Via Rail to cancel passenger service across the country. CN said Thursday that the company must initiate a “disciplined and progressive” shutdown in the East and stop and safely secure all transcontinental trains…

Taylor Swift mocks music industry sexism

Taylor Swift is pushing back against sexist stereotypes in her latest interview to promote her new album, Lover. The 29-year-old pop star — who also addressed Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein this past week — spoke to CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Tracy Smith about how women are treated differently than their male peers in the music industry. “You’re always going to…

Lee Iacocca, auto industry leader, dead at 94

Automotive executive Lee Iacocca has died at age 94, reported multiple news outlets. Born in Pennsylvania to Italian immigrant parents, Iacocca worked at the Ford Motor Company in the 1940s, rising in the ranks to eventually become president of the auto company from 1970 to 1978. He was known as the “Father of the Mustang,” spearheading…

Real estate industry poised for a tech disruption in 2019

Real estate agent Shawn Zigelstein remembers a time, just a few years ago, when a printer, scanner and fax machine were the most important tools of his trade. Now, those gadgets are nearly obsolete. Real estate agent at Royal LePage Shawn Zigelstein poses for a photograph at his office in Richmond Hill, Ont., on Monday,…