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Company extracting metals from asbestos waste gets $12M from Ottawa 

By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS Ottawa gave $12 million on Friday to help a company extract magnesium from the waste of closed asbestos mines, despite warnings from Quebec’s public health officers that the province’s workplace protections are still lacking. The federal funding for Alliance Magnesium came a day after ...

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Feds Must Reject U.S. Quotas on Canadian Steel and Aluminum

TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2018 – The United Steelworkers is calling on the federal government to take a decisive stand against U.S. quotas on Canadian steel and aluminum products. “Canada’s government must emphatically stand up for the Canadian steel and aluminum industries and thousands of families whose livelihoods are at stake,” ...

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Non medical cannabis worth $3.3 billion to Canada’s economy in 2016: StatCan

OTTAWA- The illegal production and consumption of non-medical cannabis was worth about $3.3 billion in 2016, according a Statistics Canada analysis of the underground economy. The agency generally hasn’t included illegal drugs and prostitution in the underground economy, but it has been providing more cannabis-related data ahead of Oct. 17, ...

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Market forces put America’s recycling industry in the dumps 

By Mary Esch THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBANY, N.Y.- America’s recycling industry is in the dumps. A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard choices about whether they can afford to keep recycling or should simply send all those bottles, cans and plastic containers to ...

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One of oldest coal companies in US files for bankruptcy 

By Matt Volz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HELENA, Mont.- One of the oldest coal companies in the U.S. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday to deal with more than $1.4 billion in debt amid declining demand for the fuel. Englewood, Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal Co. filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy ...

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Feds restart Indigenous pipeline consultations, stoke caution from First Nations

By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Indigenous communities are open to a new consultation on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, but many are greeting its launch with some caution. The Liberals said Wednesday that they won’t appeal the August decision from the Federal Court of Appeal that tore up ...

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B.C. files to be intervener in new National Energy Board hearings on pipeline

VICTORIA- The British Columbia government wants to take part in the National Energy Board’s reconsideration of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Environment Minister George Heyman says the government has registered as an intervener in the next set of hearings after the Federal Court of Appeal tossed out the board’s first ...

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AFN NAFTA: Respecting First Nations rights helps achieve economic stability,investment certainty

(Ottawa, ON) – On the announcement of a tentative trade agreement now named the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the general exception clause for Indigenous Peoples Rights will help ensure the protection of inherent, Aboriginal and Treaty rights and bring greater economic ...

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