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Canada could tap more 50-year funding as central bank hikes rates

By Fergal Smith TORONTO, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Strong investor demand for Canada’s recent sale of ultra-long bonds, the first in nearly three years, raises prospects for additional issuance of these bonds over the coming months, strategists and investors said. Further issuance could help the federal government lock in cheap ...

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Contractors picked for controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion 

CALGARY- The company behind the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion says it has picked contractors to work on the project extending between Alberta and British Columbia. Kinder Morgan Canada says it has selected or signed agreements with six firms that have experience in building pipelines and major infrastructure projects in ...

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Protests to escalate against Enbridge pipelines in Midwest

By Steve Karnowski And Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS -Protests are ratcheting up against Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace its Line 3 oil pipeline from Canada to Wisconsin, and against a separate Enbridge pipeline through the Great Lakes waterway that links upper and lower Michigan. Six protesters were arrested ...

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Philpott looks to bring Indigenous health delivery to new department

By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA -Newly minted Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says her new department will likely include the delivery of health services for First Nations and Inuit,  an area previously under her watch at Health Canada. Philpott said consultations and legislation will be required for the ...

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National Energy Board says Trans Mountain meets conditions for B.C. terminal

VANCOUVER- The National Energy Board says the Trans Mountain pipeline project has met conditions required for the expansion of its Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, B.C. Trans Mountain, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Canada, has plans to expand the terminal’s dock to load three tankers, up from one, and increase ...

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Theatre directors look to boost representation of Indigenous artists

By Lauren La Rose THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- As Kevin Loring becomes the first-ever director of Indigenous theatre at the National Arts Centre, he’ll be looking to help blaze a trail in a creative realm where he’s faced his share of roadblocks. “For a long time, I would only get ...

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What’s making news in British Columbia

 B.C. TO BE INTERVENER IN TRANS MOUNTAIN COURT CASE The B.C. government will be allowed to intervene in a legal fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, with some conditions. Ottawa has approved the $7.4-billion project that would triple the capacity of the Alberta-to-B.C. pipeline and increase tanker traffic from ...

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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Aug 27, 2017  TORONTO-Canadian Press- Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: The banks are doing just fine, thanks: Investors got a first look last week at how Canadian banks are faring amid a housing market slowdown and record consumer debt levels. Spoiler: Their profits ...

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