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Economy, Politics

Ottawa offers $1.6B boost for Alberta’s ailing energy sector

The federal government is promising more than $1.6 billion to support Alberta’s ailing oil and gas sector as the province struggles to recover from an oil glut and diversify its export markets beyond the United States. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology

Amazon announces 600 new tech jobs in Toronto

Internet retail giant Amazon announced Tuesday that it plans to expand its Toronto Tech Hub and create 600 new tech jobs in software development, machine learning, cloud computing, digital advertising, and artificial intelligence. Amazon has opened a new 113,000 square» 

Economy

Realtor association projects double-digit decline in home sales in 2018

National home sales are projected to post a double-digit decline in 2018, falling to the lowest level in five years despite Canada’s growing population and record low unemployment, according to the latest forecast released Monday by the Canadian Real Estate» 

Economy, Society

Canada to force airlines to compensate passengers for delays, overbooking

Canadian passengers who face flight delays or are bumped from their seat due to overbooking will be eligible for compensation under the federal government’s new proposed regulations for air travel. Transport Minister Marc Garneau unveiled the first draft of the» 

International, Politics

Canada receives consular access to second citizen detained in China

Canadian officials were granted Sunday consular access to the second of two Canadians detained in China last week amid rising tensions over the arrest in Canada of a top Chinese telecom executive earlier this month. “Today, Canada was granted consular» 

Politics

A new poll gives Freeland and Garneau top marks

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Transport Minister Marc Garneau might have more of a reason to feel festive than some of their cabinet colleagues as Parliament Hill prepares for the winter break, according to a new poll. Nearly half» 

International, Politics

Canadian officials met with detained Canadian in China

Canadian officials confirmed Friday that they were granted consular access to former Canadian diplomat detained in China on Monday on suspicion of “endangering national security.” “Today, Canada was granted consular access to Michael Kovrig,” a statement by Global Affairs Canada said.» 

International, Politics

Canada’s tourism minister cancels trip to China amid rising tensions

Canada’s tourism minister has cancelled a trip to China at the last minute amid growing tensions between the two countries. Melanie Joly’s office confirmed to Radio Canada International that China and Canada “mutually agreed” to postpone her planned trip that» 

Politics

Canada postpones major international air force exercise

Canada’s air force is postponing a major international exercise next year to upgrade its facilities at the air combat range in the western province of Alberta, officials announced Wednesday. The annual air force training exercise Maple Flag is usually conducted» 

International, Politics

What you need to know about Huawei, Meng Wanzhou and her possible extradition

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecom giant Huawei, in Canada following a U.S. extradition notice has triggered one of the worst political crises between Beijing and Ottawa. Meng, who was arrested in Vancouver earlier this»