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Canada Post employees begin rotating strike action

OTTAWA—The union representing 50,000 Canada Post employees has begun rotating strikes in four cities across the country.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said the 24-hour strikes began today at 12:01 a.m. (local time) in Victoria, Edmonton, and Windsor, Ont., and at 1:01 a.m. in Halifax.

The union said mail still will be delivered in those cities, but will be delayed.

Beer tax hike halted

The province has taken action to prevent an immediate increase in beer prices by stepping in to halt a scheduled tax hike put in place by the previous government.

By taking this step, Premier Doug Ford, along with Finance minister Vic Fedeli, will leave more money in the pockets of Ontario beer fans.