Extra, Extra: Toronto Becomes a Yuan Trading Hub, Ontario Frees Willy, and U of T Grad Students Reject University's Latest Deal
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Extra, Extra: Toronto Becomes a Yuan Trading Hub, Ontario Frees Willy, and U of T Grad Students Reject University’s Latest Deal

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  • After stock markets closed today, Toronto became North America’s first trading hub for China’s currency, which will make it much easier to do business with China on the home front. So far, there are only a handful of yuan/renminbi trading hubs outside of China.
  • Today, the Ontario government put a stop to the acquisition and breeding of killer whales. So, whatever you were thinking of doing with that backyard kiddie pool I see you’ve filled up—just don’t.
  • Over the weekend, U of T teaching assistants and graduate student faculty voted against the university’s most recent offer, recommended by CUPE 3902’s bargaining committee, which would bolster the minimum funding package from its current paltry $15,000 to a marginally less paltry $17,500. The Star reports that members of the union were concerned that the university’s wording would not guarantee $17,500 as a new minimum guaranteed to all, but rather a lump sum to cover raises.
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