Lone Liberal who supported Tory motion on taxes informed of his punishment

Lone Liberal who supported Tory motion on taxes informed of his punishment
OTTAWA — A Liberal backbencher has been informed of the price he’ll pay for breaking ranks with the Trudeau government on an opposition motion calling for more consultation on controversial tax proposals. Wayne Long has been notified of the punishment he faces for voting against the government, a staffer in the MP’s Saint John, N.B. constituency office said Thursday. But... Read More

U.S. delays announcing second round of punishing duties on Bombardier CSeries

U.S. delays announcing second round of punishing duties on Bombardier CSeries
MONTREAL — The U.S. Department of Commerce says it is delaying its announcement on preliminary anti-dumping duties against Bombardier Inc. until Friday. The company is expected to face additional export duties on its CSeries commercial jet. The decision follows last week’s move to impose nearly 220 per cent preliminary countervailing tariffs once deliveries to Delta Air Lines begin next year.... Read More

Pipeline approval put Alberta’s needs ahead of B.C.’s oil-spill concerns

Pipeline approval put Alberta’s needs ahead of B.C.’s oil-spill concerns
VANCOUVER — A lawyer representing British Columbia in its fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion says the federal cabinet’s approval of the project is “lopsided” because it put Alberta’s economic needs ahead of B.C.’s concerns about oil spills. Thomas Berger said outside the Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday that the $7.4-billion project would disproportionately impact the interests of... Read More

Identity theft protection services may not be worth the monthly fee, experts say

Identity theft protection services may not be worth the monthly fee, experts say
Canadians rattled by the massive Equifax data breach may turn to credit monitoring and anti-identify theft services for peace of mind, but in most cases they’ll be paying more for what is presently available for little or no cost, according to experts. Consumers can already contact the two main credit bureaus, Equifax and TransUnion, by mail, fax or telephone to... Read More

Alberta, N.B. premiers disappointed by cancellation of Energy East pipeline project

Alberta, N.B. premiers disappointed by cancellation of Energy East pipeline project
CALGARY — The premiers of Alberta and New Brunswick say they’re disappointed by TransCanada’s cancellation of the Energy East pipeline, which would have connected their two provinces. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her government has always supported Energy East because of the new jobs, investments and markets it would create. New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant also said Energy East would... Read More

Conservatives savage Liberal government over cancellation of Energy East pipeline

Conservatives savage Liberal government over cancellation of Energy East pipeline
OTTAWA — The Opposition Conservatives are tearing a strip off the Liberal government over TransCanada’s decision to cancel the Energy East pipeline project. Deputy Tory leader Lisa Raitt is blaming the decision squarely on what she described as the “disastrous” Liberal policies of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “Today is the result of the disastrous energy policies promoted by Justin Trudeau... Read More

Trudeau’s tax cutting rhetoric doesn’t match reality

Trudeau’s tax cutting rhetoric doesn’t match reality
The government has raised income taxes on the majority of middle-class Canadian families, despite repeated claims of the opposite By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre The Fraser Institute Too often, reality doesn’t match political rhetoric. The federal government’s tax relief promises are a case in point. On the federal election campaign trail in 2015, Justin Trudeau promised to cut income... Read More

Technology companies clash on cross-border flow of digital data under NAFTA

Technology companies clash on cross-border flow of digital data under NAFTA
OTTAWA — Some Canadian information technology companies are pushing back at warnings that the personal information of Canadians is being compromised in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. They see nothing wrong with a proposal by the United States that would forbid the storage of sensitive data in computing facilities on Canadian soil. They say data should... Read More

TransCanada says it’s cancelling Energy East, Eastern Mainline pipeline projects

TransCanada says it’s cancelling Energy East, Eastern Mainline pipeline projects
CALGARY — TransCanada says it’s cancelling plans for the Energy East pipeline and Eastern Mainline projects. The Calgary-based company said previously that it was suspending its efforts to get regulatory approvals for the mega projects. Energy East was conceived as a way to ship Alberta oilsands production as far east as Saint John, New Brunswick. TransCanada says it will inform... Read More