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Rachel Mendleson

Rachel Mendleson is a business reporter with HuffPost Canada. She has previously worked for Canadian Business and Maclean’s, as well as Dose and the Halifax Daily News.

Electro-Motive Workers To Vote On Severance Deal

Workers at the centre of the controversial closure of the Electro-Motive plant in London, Ont., will vote on a severance agreement Thursday morning. Tim Carrie, president of CAW Local 27, which repre...
02/21/2012 03:01 EST

Ontario's Incredible Shrinking Cities

Canada’s population may be growing faster than that of any other G8 country, but there are two Ontario cities that are not reaping the rewards of expansion. New census data shows that Windsor and Thu...
02/09/2012 07:55 EST

5 Signs Canada's Workers Are In For A Rough 2012

If there is any doubt that Canadian workers are in for a tough year, consider the cluster of gloomy developments that have taken shape in recent days. Though Canada’s job market emerged from the reces...
02/09/2012 02:02 EST

Caterpillar To Shut Down Electro-Motive Plant

[This story was updated from an earlier version.] TORONTO -- Caterpillar Inc. has announced that it will close the Electro-Motive plant in London, bringing a swift end to one of the most bitter labour...
02/03/2012 10:27 EST

New Type Of Corporation Arrives In Canada

For-profit companies that trumpet a commitment to social and environmental causes often struggle to prove to investors and customers that their dedication to betterment runs deeper than a clever green...
02/03/2012 06:25 EST

Mayor To Stephen Harper: 'Get Your A** Down Here'

UPDATE: The mayor of London, Ont,. is taking criticism from some corners after calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to "get [his] ass down here" during a rally for locked-out Caterpillar workers S...
01/21/2012 12:15 EST

Ontario Wants A Tax Hike?

As Ontario's money troubles triggered a warning from a major international credit rating agency, a new poll shows the majority of Ontarians favour balancing the books through tax hikes as opposed to d...
12/16/2011 04:14 EST