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 […]

Alberta crude oil curtailments remain unchanged despite price recovery

Alberta Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd says the province is leaving its oil curtailment levels at 325,000 barrels per day for now despite discounts for western Canadian crude that have narrowed to three-and-a-half-year lows. According to Net Energy Exchange, the difference between bitumen-blend Western Canadian Select and New York-traded West Texas Intermediate was about $8.25 US […]

Canada’s major grocery chains slow to tackle the mounting problem of plastic waste

When you throw your food’s plastic packaging into a blue bin you probably don’t expect it to be exported across the world to be dumped or burned. But that’s exactly what could happen. Exclusive images provided by Greenpeace show mountains of plastic packaging dumped next to palm plantations, near waterways and burned on the roadside in […]

Canada Post says normal delivery times restored for most of the country

Three weeks after striking postal workers were forced back to work, Canada Post says it’s caught up on most parcel delivery backlogs that had been created by rotating walkouts. The Crown corporation says its normal holiday delivery service guarantees have been restored across most of the country, except Vancouver. The federal government legislated an end […]

Ford F-series trucks are the most often stolen vehicles in Canada, insurers say

Auto theft is up six per cent across the country, according to a report released Tuesday by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). New Brunswick tops the lists with a 28 per cent increase, followed by Ontario with a 15 per cent increase, Quebec, up seven per cent, and Alberta, up six per cent — the highest per capita […]

China pressures U.S., Canada as bail hearing for Huawei exec resumes

China raised the pressure on the United States and Canada as a bail hearing for a top Chinese technology executive resumed Monday in Vancouver. A headline in a Communist Party newspaper called Canada’s treatment of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, “inhumane.” The Global Times editorial published in Monday’s edition followed formal […]

Huawei CFO argues she’s not a flight risk, seeks bail to remain in Vancouver

A top executive of China’s Huawei Technologies argued that she should be let out on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing due to her ties to Vancouver and fears for her health while incarcerated in Canada, court documents released on Sunday showed. Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is fighting to be released on bail […]

Shoppers Drug Mart granted licence to sell medical marijuana online

Shoppers Drug Mart has been granted a licence to sell medical marijuana online. Health Canada’s list of authorized cannabis sellers and producers has been updated to reflect that the pharmacy can sell dried and fresh cannabis, as well as plants, seeds and oil. A website has been set up by the company, which says that […]

Three ways the new NAFTA deal kept changing after it was announced

Turns out the negotiations to revise the North American trade agreement didn’t end when the agreement was announced Oct.1. The 60-day period leading up to its formal signature in Buenos Aires on Friday included an additional two months of haggling over specific parts of the deal. Several significant changes were made over the last two months during a […]