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Cross Canada corridor concept getting dusted off ahead of election

By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- The notion of a pan-Canadian corridor dedicated to rail, power lines and pipelines has been around for at least half a century but it looks like it’s about to get a big publicity boost. Last week, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer used a major ...

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NB Green Party makes progress in bill that promotes municipality based renewables 

FREDERICTON- New Brunswick’s Green Party is pushing to increase the amount of renewable energy produced by municipal governments and First Nations, with the support of the leader of the People’s Alliance. The plan, which passed second reading on Thursday, would amend the Electricity Act to allow local governments and First ...

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House approves bill to aid casino bid by Massachusetts tribe 

 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Chairman Cedric Cromwell celebrates recognition of tribe land in Taunton. (Photo by Steve Klamkin WPRO News file photo 2015) By Matthew Daly THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON- The House on Wednesday approved a bill reaffirming the right of a Massachusetts tribe to hold land in trust, a crucial ...

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Ben Chin, Morneau’s chief of staff, to join PMO on Friday as senior adviser

OTTAWA- Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s former chief of staff Ben Chin will start a new job as a senior adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week. Morneau’s office in fall 2017, the veteran political aide worked for former British Columbia premier Christy Clark and former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty. ...

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OPG Reports 2019 First Quarter Financial Results

May 14, 2019 OPG completes Nanticoke Solar Project on time and on budget;  completes major milestone on Darlington Refurbishment Project TORONTO , May 14, 2019 Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG or Company) today reported net income attributable to the Shareholder of $213 million for the first quarter of 2019. “OPG ...

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SNC Lavalin reports $17.3M first quarter loss, revenue down from year ago 

MONTREAL- SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. reported a loss in its first quarter compared with a profit a year ago as its revenue edged lower.   The engineering and construction firm says it lost $17.3 million or 10 cents per share for the quarter ended March 31. That compared with a profit ...

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Court grants Competition Bureau access to records of complaints against Bell 

OTTAWA-Canada’s competition watchdog says a court order issued Thursday will allow it to see customer complaints filed against Bell Canada.   The Federal Court of Canada has granted the Competition Bureau’s request for records from the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services.   The Competition Bureau says that its investigation ...

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New corporate ethics ombud named but powers remain unclear 

  OTTAWA- The federal government’s long-awaited announcement Monday of a watchdog to enforce responsible conduct by Canadian companies operating abroad was greeted with disappointment by human-rights advocates.   That’s because International Trade Minister Jim Carr says it will take almost two more months to finalize the powers of the new ...

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