By David Olive Business Columnist Mon., May 28, 2018 Tesla’s in turmoil Tesla Inc. co-founder and CEO Elon Musk last week suggested he’ll put a $78,000 (U.S.) Model 3 electric vehicle (EV) on the market ahead of the $35,000 version he promised when first announcing the Model 3. There are a few reasons to bet he won’t do that. A $78,000 Model 3 will compete in the luxury niche, and not be the mass-market vehicle with which Musk hoped to revolutionize global auto-making. A $78,000 version will enrage the nearly 500,000 Tesla fans who each ponied up a $1,000 deposit on what they expected to be a $35,000 version. Tesla, already at risk of falling behind in the EV revolution it helped trigger, will cede the market for affordable EVs to the many automakers that already have reasonably priced EVs on the road, including a $36,620 Chevrolet EV that has been a popular and critical success. Article Continued Below Musk’s carefully … [Read more...] about Rough road ahead if Tesla delays $35,000 Model 3
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By By Rachel Abrams The New York Times Robert Gebeloff Fri., May 4, 2018 A quarter-century ago, there were 56 teenagers in the labour force for every “limited service” restaurant — that is, the kind where you order at the counter. Today, there are less than half as many, which is a reflection both of teenagers’ decreasing workforce participation and of the explosive growth in restaurants. But in an industry where cheap labour is an essential component in providing inexpensive food, a shortage of workers is changing the equation upon which fast-food places have long relied. This can be seen in rising wages, in a growth of incentives, and in the sometimes odd situations that business owners find themselves in. This is why Jeffrey Kaplow, for example, spends a lot of time working behind the counter in his Subway restaurant in Lower Manhattan. It’s not what he pictured himself doing, but he simply doesn’t have enough employees. … [Read more...] about A Fast-Food Problem: Where Have All the Teenagers Gone?
By Moira Welsh Investigative Reporter Sat., April 21, 2018 A woman who surreptitiously married her ex-boyfriend after he suffered a “catastrophic” brain injury spent six years fighting his family in court — paid for by Ontario’s taxpayer-funded legal aid system. Now, in a landmark decision, Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward J. Koke has ruled that Legal Aid’s ongoing support of Kathleen Anne Worrod was an “abuse of process” that undermined the public interest and wasted precious judicial resources meant for low-income Ontarians. Worrod’s case forced the family of Muskoka landscaper Kim Kevin Hunt, 57, to needlessly spend hundreds of thousands of dollars of its own money on legal bills, the judge said, ruling that Worrod and Legal Aid are now on the hook. It is the first time that Legal Aid Ontario has been ordered to pay costs in a losing case it funded. Justice Koke ordered $385,279.54 be reimbursed to … [Read more...] about Judge lambastes Legal Aid Ontario after it foots bill for woman who married her ex-boyfriend after he suffered a ‘catastrophic’ brain injury and then spent years fighting his family in court
By Rob Ferguson Queen's Park Bureau Tues., April 17, 2018 Ontario should revamp its OHIP+ pharmacare plan to make families with private drug coverage use their own plans first, freeing up cash to fund expensive medications for kids and young adults with rare diseases in a “common sense approach,” says a patient advocacy group. The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Society pitched the idea to the major political parties Tuesday with an eye to the June 7 provincial election, arguing that making private plans the first payer for prescriptions — instead of taxpayers — would keep public coverage in place for families without drug plans. OHIP+ came into effect January 1 and provides 4,400 medicines on the provincial drug benefit formulary to Ontarians 24 and under free of charge, regardless of income, partly in a bid to push other provinces and the federal government into a national pharmacare plan. Premier Kathleen has promised to extend … [Read more...] about To pay for costly medicines for kids, teens who have rare diseases, Ontario should change its new pharmacare plan: patient group