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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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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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Natural gas bills will go down about $29 a year, Enbridge says

TORONTO- Enbridge Gas Distribution Ltd. says its typical Ontario residential customer’s natural gas bill will go down about $29 a year. The gas distribution company says its received approval from the Ontario Energy Board for new rates starting next month. The Ontario government’s cancellation of the cap and trade program will ...

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Cameco says the tax court has ruled in its favour in its dispute with CRA

SASKATOON- Shares in Cameco Corp. shot higher in early trading after the company said the tax court has ruled in its favour in a dispute of reassessments issued by the Canada Revenue Agency. Cameco shares were up $2.60 or about 20 per cent at $15.39 in early trading on the ...

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‘More effective than a carbon tax:’ Saskatchewan digs in heels on climate change 

MOOSE JAW, Sask.- The Saskatchewan government is doubling down on its climate change strategy and continues to defy Ottawa’s demand it put a price on carbon emissions. Environment Minister Dustin Duncan says the province is expanding emission limits based on production for facilities such as potash mines and pulp mills. ...

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Facebook, Instagram to charge GST on online ads by mid 2019

Aug 29 2018 16:44:00 Source: CP [The Canadian Press] TORONTO -Facebook and Instagram will charge the goods and services tax on online advertisements purchased through their Canadian operations, but other technology giants said they aren’t ready to follow suit just yet. The U.S.-based social media networks said they decided to ...

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Royal Bank reports third quarter profit up from year ago, raises dividend

By Armina Ligaya THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- Royal Bank of Canada set the tone for the latest round of big bank earnings with a dividend hike and profits and revenues in the latest quarter, helped by higher interest rates and mortgage growth. Canada’s biggest bank by market capitalization delivered a ...

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