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Transport minister urges Air Canada to resolve system woes ahead of holiday travel

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:42

Canada's transport minister on Tuesday urged the country's largest carrier to resolve problems with its new reservation system, which have sparked an outpouring of complaints on social media.

First Nations youth protest proposed massive oilsands mine at UN climate conference

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:02

First Nations youth from Canada are at a United Nations climate change conference in Madrid, Spain, demonstrating against a massive proposed oilsands mine in Alberta.

Major hotel chains sued in U.S. for enabling, profiting from sex trafficking

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:46

Landmark U.S. legal action was filed on Monday accusing several major hotel groups of profiting from sex trafficking on behalf of 13 women who claimed they were sold for sex in hotel rooms.

Exxon Mobil prevails in New York climate change lawsuit

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 08:37

A judge on Tuesday ruled in favour of Exxon Mobil in a lawsuit brought by New York state accusing the oil company of hiding from investors the true cost of addressing climate change.

Environment minister's comments on carbon credits 'frustrating,' says CAPP boss

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 08:35

The Calgary-based head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says he’s frustrated with comments made by Canada’s environment minister ahead of this week’s global climate conference in Madrid.

U.S shuts down World Trade Organization appeals court

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 07:37

Global commerce lost its ultimate umpire Tuesday, leaving countries unable to reach a final resolution of disputes at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and instead facing what critics call "the law of the jungle."

U.S. should halt fossil fuel subsidies, Bloomberg tells UN climate conference

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 06:23

American billionaire and Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg says that the next U.S. president should halt fossil fuel subsidies altogether.

Hudson's Bay Co. quarterly loss widens on heavy discounts

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 05:55

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company reported a bigger third-quarter loss on Tuesday, hit by higher discounts at luxury chain Saks Fifth Avenue and weak sales at its namesake stores

Freeland in Mexico today as CUSMA meets its 'moment of truth'

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 05:05

Canada's Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is in Mexico City today in a last-minute flurry to tweak the renegotiated North American trade agreement.

'Huge risk' nuclear deal could let Ontario push N.B. aside, says consultant

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 02:00

The head of a provincially owned energy development corporation says he’s concerned Ontario will try to grab the lion’s share of the economic benefits from proposed small modular nuclear reactors at New Brunswick’s expense.

Interest in off-grid homes growing, but mortgages haven't kept pace

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 02:00

A growing number of Nova Scotians are considering an off-grid home. But in many cases finding the money to buy or build can be tricky, as most lenders still consider off-grid homes to be too risky to finance.

'It's about time Ottawa started working for Alberta,' Kenney says, touting a 5-point plan

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:41

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has visited Ottawa with a detailed plan for federal support that he says will help his province grapple with a prolonged commodity price slump that has left the economy reeling.

New NAFTA deal set to land after flurry of last-minute changes

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:11

The long wait for ratification of the revised North American trade agreement appears to be nearly over, with word that congressional Democrats may be satisfied with the text of changes proposed by Donald Trump's trade representative and circulated over the weekend.

Volkswagen charged for allegedly violating Canadian emissions standards

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:00

The federal government is charging Volkswagen for allegedly importing cars into Canada that company executives knew violated emissions standards.

Amazon says Trump's 'improper pressure' doomed Pentagon contract bid

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:22

Amazon says U.S. President Donald Trump's "improper pressure" and behind-the-scenes attacks harmed its chances of winning a $10-billion US Pentagon contract.

U.S. brings World Trade Organization's top court to brink of collapse

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 08:57

The fate of the World Trade Organization's top court was effectively sealed on Monday after the United States said it would not back a proposal to allow it to continue, trade officials said.

Liberals move to deliver tax cut they say will help 20 million Canadians

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 08:38

The Liberal government is taking steps to deliver on its campaign promise to lower taxes for Canadians as its top priority for the parliamentary agenda.

CRTC calls on Canadian telecoms to do more to fight scammers

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 08:03

Canada's telecom regulator moves to adopt a new weapon in the fight against phone scammers, calling on Canadian telecom companies to use a new technology that will make it easier to verify the origins of a call.

Storytelling platform Wattpad to open office in Halifax

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 07:49

Storytelling platform Wattpad says it will open what it calls a second headquarters in Halifax to tap into the city's talent pool as the company grows.

Paul Volcker, U.S. Federal Reserve's former chief, dead at 92

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 07:37

Paul Volcker, the towering former U.S. Federal Reserve chair who tamed inflation in the 1980s and decades later inspired tough Wall Street reforms in the wake of the global financial crisis, died Monday at age 92, according to the New York Times, which quoted his daughter.

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