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Feds promise $2.5 billion to N.L. over 38 years with reviewed Atlantic Accord 

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter THE CANADIAN PRESS ST JOHN’S, N.L. -Newfoundland and Labrador will receive $2.5 billion from Ottawa over 38 years from the newly reviewed Atlantic Accord, a crucial federal-provincial agreement on offshore resource revenues. Premier Dwight Ball and federal cabinet minister Seamus O’Regan were in St. John’s on Monday ...

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Indigenous energy summit includes session on pipeline ownership options 

CALGARY-First Nations that produce oil and gas in Canada will hear presentations Wednesday at the Indigenous Energy Summit on how they might take ownership of major energy projects, including the Trans Mountain pipeline. Steven Saddleback of the Indian Resource Council says a session will feature presentations on financing models that ...

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Northwestern B.C. First Nation expects RCMP to enforce injunction 

HOUSTON, B.C.- Members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation in northwestern British Columbia expect RCMP may serve an injunction at a protest camp on a remote forest service road southwest of Houston within hours. The camp was established almost 10 years ago as a checkpoint to manage entry to traditional territories, ...

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NAFTA drama earns Chrystia Freeland CP’s Business Newsmaker of 2018 

By Mike Blanchfield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- There will be drama. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland took pains to predict that in a lengthy August 2017 speech that spelled out Canada’s goals at the start of the North American Free Trade Agreement talks with Mexico and the volatile Trump administration. ...

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First Nation leader pitches sustainability to pipeline investors

 HOUSTON -Environmental and First Nations groups say shareholders at Kinder Morgan’s annual general meeting voted for a resolution today for greater sustainability disclosure after a presentation made by a chief from British Columbia. Neskonlith Chief Judy Wilson says she told the meeting in Houston that environmental, social and governance issues ...

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Supreme Court rules former Stephen Harper aide guilty of influence peddling

OTTAWA-The Supreme Court of Canada says a one-time senior aide to former prime minister Stephen Harper is guilty of influence peddling. Bruce Carson’s case will now be sent back to the trial judge for sentencing after the court rejected his interpretation of the influence-peddling law in an 8-1 decision. He ...

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Tribe asks judge for ‘meaningful role’ in pipeline study

By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D.-The American Indian tribe leading the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says federal officials are being unco-operative as they complete more court-ordered environmental study of the project. The Standing Rock Sioux wants a federal judge to order that the tribe be allowed ...

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‘Napping on NAFTA’: Harper blasts Trudeau government handling of negotiations 

WASHINGTON- Stephen Harper has come out against his successor’s handling of NAFTA negotiations with the United States. He criticizes the Trudeau Liberals in a memo titled, “Napping on NAFTA.” The memo was obtained by The Canadian Press and it criticizes the government in several ways: For rejecting U.S. proposals outright, ...

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