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Canadian capital Ottawa, Montreal brace for heavy flooding

29 Apr 2019

OTTAWA/MONTREAL Canada's capital city of Ottawa readied on Friday for heavy flooding as rains were set to further engorge the swollen Ottawa River, while Montreal declared a state of emergency as it too braced for an inundation of flood waters. | Video

UPDATE 3-Bank of Canada cuts growth forecast, abandons talk of rate hikes

24 Apr 2019

OTTAWA, April 24 The Bank of Canada held interest rates steady on Wednesday as expected but removed wording around the need for future hikes and lowered its growth forecast for 2019, cementing the market's view that further increases are off the table for now.

Spring floods in Canada's Quebec leave one dead, force evacuations

22 Apr 2019

OTTAWA Spring flooding has killed one person and forced nearly 1,700 people from their homes in Canada's Quebec province, with waters expected to continue rising on Monday due to rising temperatures and more rain forecast for the coming days.

New leader of Canada's Alberta province chips away at Trudeau's green plan

17 Apr 2019

OTTAWA Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's already shaky bid to persuade Canadians to fight climate change will get even tougher after the election on Tuesday of conservative Jason Kenney as premier of the energy-rich province of Alberta.

WRAPUP 1-Canada annual inflation rate edges up in March

17 Apr 2019

OTTAWA, April 17 Canada's annual inflation rate edged up to 1.9 percent in March from 1.5 percent in February as the downward pressure from gasoline prices lessened, easing market expectations that the Bank of Canada would cut interest rates by year end.

Canada sheds 7,200 jobs in March, first decline in seven months

05 Apr 2019

OTTAWA The Canadian economy unexpectedly shed 7,200 jobs in March, its first decline in seven months, Statistics Canada data showed on Friday, reinforcing market expectations that the Bank of Canada will keep interest rates unchanged next month.

Embattled Trudeau buoyed by party, could still face wrath of Canadian voters

04 Apr 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party rallied behind him on Wednesday over his expulsion of two former Cabinet ministers who had questioned his leadership, but he is still in a battle to regain dwindling support before a general election in October.

Embattled Trudeau buoyed by party, could still face wrath of Canadian voters

03 Apr 2019

* Prime Minister was under party pressure to act to end scandal

WRAPUP 1-Canada economy posts surprise growth in Jan; reverses 2 monthly declines

29 Mar 2019

OTTAWA, March 29 The Canadian economy grew by a surprise 0.3 percent in January, reversing recent declines as the construction and manufacturing sectors picked up, and likely leaving the Bank of Canada on the sidelines over the coming months.

Quebec to ban public workers from wearing religious symbols

28 Mar 2019

OTTAWA The Canadian province of Quebec will ban public sector employees from wearing religious symbols during work hours, in legislation introduced on Thursday, a controversial move that critics say targets Muslim women who wear hijabs or other head coverings.

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Trump plays down Iranian shooting of U.S. surveillance drone

U.S. President Donald Trump played down Iran's downing of a U.S. military surveillance drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and that "it would have made a big difference" to him if the remotely controlled aircraft had been piloted.