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Indigenous community opposing Canada pipeline launches legal challenge

13 Feb 2020

OTTAWA/TORONTO An indigenous community opposing construction of a gas pipeline in Canada launched a legal challenge on Wednesday over the climate impact of fossil fuel projects on indigenous territories while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged pipeline protesters blocking rail lines to find a quick solution.

Canada's Trudeau urges quick end to protests blocking rail lines

12 Feb 2020

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday urged those blocking rail lines in protest against the construction of a natural gas pipeline to find a quick solution, as police warned they were ready to step in and end the standoff.

Canada's Trudeau urges quick end to protests blocking rail lines

12 Feb 2020

OTTAWA, Feb 12 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday urged those blocking rail lines in protest against the construction of a natural gas pipeline to find a quick solution, as police warned they were ready to step in and end the standoff.

UPDATE 2-Alberta urges approval of Teck oil sands mine, rejects federal aid idea

07 Feb 2020

OTTAWA, Feb 7 Officials from the energy-rich Canadian province of Alberta on Friday insisted the federal government approve a massive oil sands project, rejecting the idea that aid from Ottawa would soften the blow if it were to be quashed.

Canada readies aid for Alberta as deadline for massive oil sands project nears: sources

07 Feb 2020

OTTAWA Canada is preparing an aid package for Alberta, heart of the country's struggling oil industry, that would help dull the pain if it blocks an oil sands project that could create thousands of jobs, sources familiar with the matter said this week.

Agnico Eagle CEO urges Canada to back Arctic connection project

06 Feb 2020

OTTAWA Canada's government should fund initiatives like a proposed C$1.6 billion ($1.2 billion) project that would provide power and fiber optics to the country's remote north and spur new business, said a gold mining executive on Thursday.

Canada readies aid for Alberta as deadline for provincial oil sands project nears -sources

06 Feb 2020

OTTAWA, Feb 6 Canada is preparing an aid package for Alberta, heart of the country's struggling oil industry, that would help dull the pain if it blocks an oil sands project that could create thousands of jobs, sources familiar with the matter said this week.

Court dismisses challenge to Canada approval of Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion

04 Feb 2020

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/OTTAWA Canada's Federal Court of Appeal on Tuesday dismissed a challenge to government approval of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion (TMX), clearing some uncertainty from the project.

UPDATE 1-Canada's annual inflation rate holds steady at 2.2%

22 Jan 2020

OTTAWA, Jan 22 Canada's annual inflation rate held steady at 2.2% in December, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday, supported by higher energy prices and balanced out by slower cost gains in food and cars.

Trudeau wants USMCA deal ratified quickly, opposition says not so fast

21 Jan 2020

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday urged legislators to quickly approve a new continental trade pact but the main opposition party said it wanted to study the deal, indicating the ratification process could drag on.

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