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Canada approves contentious oil pipeline expansion, expects legal challenges

19 Jun 2019

OTTAWA/CALGARY, Alberta Canada on Tuesday approved as expected a hotly contested proposal to expand the western Canadian crude oil pipeline it bought last year, providing hope for a depressed energy industry but angering environmental groups.

Canadian oil sector anticipates nod for Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

18 Jun 2019

OTTAWA/CALGARY, Alberta, June 18 Canada's energy sector and politicians across the spectrum were anticipating the government would approve a hotly contested oil pipeline expansion on Tuesday after years of debate and court challenges.

UPDATE 1-Bank of Canada says flexible exchange rate crucial for inflation targeting

17 Jun 2019

OTTAWA, June 17 Flexible exchange rates are a key reason for the Bank of Canada's success in hitting inflation targets and will remain an important part of the monetary policy framework, a top official said on Monday.

Canada set to approve hotly-debated pipeline expansion, Trudeau unlikely to benefit

16 Jun 2019

OTTAWA/CALGARY, Alberta Canada looks set to approve a hotly-debated plan to expand an oil pipeline this week, people familiar with the process told Reuters, but the move is unlikely to help Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rebuild flagging support ahead of an October election.

Canada jobless rate hits all-time low, Canadian dollar jumps to seven-week high

07 Jun 2019

OTTAWA Canada added a higher-than-expected 27,700 net new jobs in May and the unemployment rate dipped to a record low of 5.4%, official data showed on Friday, helping push the Canadian dollar up to a seven-week high.

Canada frets about potential Chinese crackdown on more exports, mulls Xi meeting

06 Jun 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday he was concerned that China could broaden its crackdown on Canada's exports, and that he might seek a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping later this month.

Rising exports help cut Canada's trade deficit to six-month low

06 Jun 2019

OTTAWA Rising exports and falling imports helped shrink Canada's trade deficit in goods in April to C$966 million ($721 million), Statistics Canada said on Thursday, in the latest sign the economy is recovering from a slowdown.

Canada says it has real concerns over China's human rights, Beijing protests

05 Jun 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Tuesday by expressing "real concerns" about China's human rights record, prompting a swift protest from Beijing.

Canada says it has real concerns over China's human rights, Beijing protests

05 Jun 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Tuesday by expressing "real concerns" about China's human rights record, prompting a swift protest from Beijing.

UPDATE 1-Canada says it has real concerns over China's human rights, Beijing protests

05 Jun 2019

OTTAWA, June 4 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Tuesday by expressing "real concerns" about China's human rights record, prompting a swift protest from Beijing.

World News

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region

Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone that it said was flying over one of its southern provinces on the Gulf, increasing fears of military conflict as Washington seeks to isolate Tehran over its nuclear and regional activities.