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History: April 23, 1906 Alberta introduces speed limits

The newly invented technology of the automobile was quickly catching on around the world, and with it, problems. The western prairie province of Alberta which had only joined the Canadian Confederation in 1905, saw its first automobile arrive in 1901.» 

Economy

Gas prices, Ontario minimum wage hike help propel annual inflation

Canada’s annual inflation rate crept up higher to hit 2.3 per cent in March but the increase was not as steep as expected by most economists. The March figures from Statistics Canada show inflation hovering just above the Bank of Canada’s» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

 Financial institution backing out of new tar sands, fossil fuel projects

Europe’s largest international financial institution, HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Company) has made a major announcement today. The worlds seventh largest lender said it will no longer finance any new developments dealing with Canada’s tar sands, Arctic drilling or» 

Economy, International, Politics

NAFTA agreement hinges on auto rules, says Freeland

Canadian, Mexican and U.S. negotiators trying to hammer out a new North American Free Trade Agreement are focussing on the automotive industry rules as the centrepiece of the new NAFTA deal, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in Washington Thursday.» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Free-the-beer: Supreme court ruling today

Landmark ruling on provincial trade regulations While the Canadian federal government negotiates international free trade deals, it’s not the same within Canada. The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has ruled today on a case known colloquially as “free the beer”.» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Expert says NAFTA trade deal means Canada can’t limit emissions

The trade talks continue with senior members of the Canadian, American, and Mexican governments to work out details on renewal of the North American Trade Agreement. It’s being called “NAFTA 2.0 For People or Polluters?” The international trade talks now» 

Economy

Bank of Canada maintains key interest rate at 1.25 per cent

The Bank of Canada decided to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Wednesday, but warned of rate hikes to come as inflation heats up. The target for the overnight rate, which impacts rates that Canadian consumers and businesses get» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Canada’s pipeline battle follows Prime Minister to London

Canada is embroiled in an increasingly bitter battle over an oil pipeline. The Trans Mountain pipeline would see the American headquartered company, Kinder Morgan, build a pipeline from the Alberta oil-sands across the Rocky Mountains, through British Columbia to the» 

Economy, Health, International

Cuba’s Canadian embassy post “unaccompanied” now

Cuba’s Canadian embassy in Havana, is now officially an ‘unaccompanied post’, Global Affairs Canada announced today. This follows the mysterious illnesses and ailments that Canadian and American delegations complained of, in the fall of  2017. “A new type of a» 

Economy

March home sales plunge, average prices down too

The number of homes sold in March plunged nearly a quarter and the average price of a Canadian home sold last month was just over $491,000, a 10-per-cent drop in the past year, according to the latest market survey released»