More than 100 First Nations could purchase the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline

Dozens of First Nations leaders are meeting this week to discuss a plan that could make them the next owners of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline. Indigenous leaders will debate Wednesday which financial model is ideal if they are able to purchase the pipeline project, which would boost the amount of oilsands bitumen shipped from […]

19% of women, 13% of men report workplace harassment in StatsCan survey

About 19 per cent of Canadian women and 13 per cent of men reported being harassed in the workplace, with the highest level of harassment in health-care jobs, according to Statistics Canada. Verbal abuse was the most common form of harassment for both men and women with 13 per cent of women and 10 per […]

Canadian steel buyers racing to get imports into country through tariff exemptions

Canadian steel buyers are racing to get construction steel into the country to claim first-come, first-serve exemptions from tariffs that were meant to stabilize the country’s market in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s metals tariffs. With steel prices already high, the companies that fabricate steel structures used in major building projects say the […]

Agribition panelists encourage Sask. First Nations to explore economic potential of cannabis production

Cannabis has been a hot topic all year — and a Wednesday panel discussion at the Western Canadian Agribition aimed to explore the economic potential for First Nations communities following legalization of recreational pot. The annual livestock show and agriculture festival, which kicked off at Evraz Place in Regina on Monday, featured an Indigenous Agriculture Summit on Wednesday, […]

After massive oil spill, spotlight shifts to agency regulating N.L. offshore industry

Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest-ever offshore oil spill has raised a storm of questions about who has the power to turn oil production on and off in risky situations.  In the eye of that storm: the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, a federal-provincial regulatory body that critics say defers to the wishes of offshore oil companies on numerous […]

Morneau to outline plan to boost business competitiveness in fiscal update

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver an update on the country’s finances today and outline his plan to keep Canada competitive as the U.S. takes bold steps to lure investment and boost business growth. Morneau is expected to stress that Canada’s economy is strong overall — but faces competitive challenges from the deep tax cuts and regulatory reforms […]

Parcel backlog mounting as CUPW rejects latest offer from Canada Post

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has rejected Canada Post’s latest offer in their labour dispute as a delivery backlog weighs on consumers placing orders for packages during the busiest shopping period of the year. The two parties have been negotiating for nearly a year, and the Crown corporation set midnight tonight as the deadline to accept its […]

Suncor CEO Steve Williams to retire; Mark Little named as replacement

Suncor Energy Inc. says Steve Williams will retire as chief executive after the company’s annual meeting next May. Williams, 62, joined Suncor in 2002 and took the helm of Canada’s largest energy producer by market capitalization from longtime CEO Rick George when he retired in 2012. Williams has been one of the more outspoken CEOs […]

Delays at Sturgeon Refinery add to Alberta heavy oil price discount woes

A new refinery touted as part of the solution to Alberta’s oversupply of heavy oil likely won’t begin processing oilsands bitumen until year-end, several months later than expected. That means 80,000 barrels per day of diluted bitumen that would have been delivered to the $9.7-billion Sturgeon Refinery near Edmonton is instead joining the queue to […]

Canopy Growth shares stumble 8% after company posts quarterly loss

Shares of Canopy Growth Corp., slipped as the cannabis producer reported a wider loss of $330.6 million in its latest quarter, missing analyst estimates, as operating costs surged ahead of the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada. Revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 30 totalled $23.3 million, up from $17.6 million a year ago but […]