Former politician Bill Blaikie dies after battle with kidney cancer

Bill Blaikie, MP for Transcona, is photographed in his Winnipeg constituency office Thursday, March 15, 2007 with books that contain every parliamentary debate since he started in federal politics twenty eight years ago. Blaikie, the longest running MP at 28 years, announced today that he will not be seeking re-election in the next federal elections. (CP PHOTO/John Woods) CANADA Bill Blaikie, MP for Transcona, is photographed in his Winnipeg constituency office Thursday, March 15, 2007 with books that contain every parliamentary debate since he started in federal politics twenty eight years ago. Blaikie, the longest running MP at 28 years, announced today that he will not be seeking re-election in the next federal elections. (CP PHOTO/John Woods) CANADA

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Global 4-day week pilot was a huge success, organizers say

The verdict is in: A four-day work week is good for business. After six months, most of the 33 companies and 903 workers trialling the schedule, with no reduction in pay, are unlikely ever to go back to a standard working week, according to the organizers of the global pilot program.