Ottawa should be ready to ditch Trans Mountain if consultations fail to get Indigenous ‘buy-in,’ says Singh

Jagmeet Singh says the federal government should be willing to terminate the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline if consultations do not end in “partnership” and “buy-in” from all the communities along the route. “They can’t say that they want to build something and say it’s going to be built, and then on the other […]

Jane Philpott tapped to fill Treasury Board cabinet vacancy

Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott has been chosen to fill the cabinet vacancy as president of the Treasury Board, CBC News has learned. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will shake up his cabinet Monday morning, likely the last change before Canadians head to polls later this year.  Liberal sources also said Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan would be moved to replace […]

Ottawa offers $1.6B backstop for energy sector as political tensions with Alberta fester

The federal government is promising more than $1.6 billion — most of it in commercial loans —  to support the ailing energy sector, as political tensions in the Ottawa-Alberta relationship simmer. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi and International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr made the announcement in Edmonton this morning. The bulk of the money […]

Growing security fears hobble global ambitions of Chinese tech giant Huawei

While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant’s ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad. Australia and New Zealand have barred Huawei Technologies Ltd. as a supplier for fifth-generation networks. They joined the United States and Taiwan, which limit use […]

Martinrea to close Ajax car part factory in wake of GM Oshawa news

Martinrea International Inc. says it will be forced to close an automotive factory when General Motors winds down production at its Oshawa assembly plant next year in one of the clearest indications of the knock-on effects of the closure on suppliers. Rob Wildeboer, executive chairman of manufacturer Martinrea, says the company will have no choice […]

Postal union launches protest campaign as employees halt rotating strikes

Federal back-to-work legislation may have ended rotating strikes by postal workers — but their union now says it’s switching to a campaign of “non-violent civil disobedience” to press its contract claims. In a statement issued Tuesday, Canadian Union of Postal Workers Union (CUPW) National President Mike Palecek said that while legal strike action is ending, the pressure campaign is […]

Bombardier CEO defends layoffs, insists they are necessary

The head of Bombardier Inc. is defending his move to lay off 5,000 workers — 3,000 of them in Canada — citing efficiency while leaving the door open to more job cuts down the line. “Yes, it is tough. And yes, many people do not like this. But the fact is we want to go […]

The truth about teatoxes: Why health experts say this celeb-endorsed craze is unnecessary

It’s one of the latest celebrity-endorsed crazes sweeping social media: Teatoxing, the idea you can detoxify your body, reduce bloat, boost energy, burn stored fat and ultimately flatten your tummy — in part by drinking tea. But according to Health Canada, the sale of some of these popular brands — with catchy names like FlatTummy […]

Bell and Rogers to defend sales practices at CRTC hearing

Canada’s two biggest telecommunications companies will get their turn to speak on Friday in a five-day probe by Canada’s telecom regulator into sales practices in the industry. Officials from BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. will address a panel at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on Friday, their first chance to participate in the five-day public probe by […]