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  • OTTAWA, May 26- A surge in support for Canada's left-leaning New Democrats is forcing strategists and investors to consider a once unthinkable prospect- the party which has never governed federally might now win the October election. The New Democratic Party scored a stunning upset in Alberta's provincial election this month, ending four decades of...

  • OTTAWA, May 25- North American energy ministers said on Monday they had set up a working group on climate change and energy, a partnership designed to help Canada, the United States and Mexico harmonize policies. The agreement comes even as Canada's right-leaning Conservative government and the Obama administration clash over the lengthy and ongoing U.S....

  • WINNIPEG, May 15- Canada, under fire for its environmental record, pledged on Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 but gave few details of what Ottawa acknowledged was an ambitious plan. "We will continue to reduce Canada's emissions while protecting the economy," she told a news conference in Winnipeg.

  • Canada plans to cut emissions by 30 percent by 2030 Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:26 PM ET

    TORONTO— Canada announced Friday it plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 amid international efforts to create a new framework for addressing climate change. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government said it formally submitted its target to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...

  • OTTAWA, May 15- Canada is set to pledge on Friday that it will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, CBC News said. Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq will also announce new rules to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, the CBC said, citing unnamed sources. Recent data shows Canada has no chance of meeting its...

  • OTTAWA, May 8- Canada and the Philippines will begin exploratory talks towards a bilateral free-trade agreement, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Friday. Harper announced the launch of the talks at a news conference with Philippine President Benigno Aquino. The two countries will also work to upgrade their 1996 Foreign Investment Promotion...

  • OTTAWA, May 6- Canada's ruling Conservatives look set to avoid taking much damage from the political destruction of a powerful sister party in Alberta and could in fact take advantage of the meltdown in a federal election this October. The left-leaning New Democrats on Tuesday ended a 44- year run in office by the Conservatives in Alberta, the western province...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, May 6- A seismic political shift in Canada's oil-producing heartland of Alberta has left voters, investors and oil executives braced for change as a rookie left-wing government promises major reforms after 44 years of Conservative rule. "The vast majority of energy executives and professionals we spoke with downplayed the polls, projecting...

  • GATINEAU, Quebec, May 4- Canadian Liberal leader Justin Trudeau pledged on Monday to cut taxes for most middle-class families and raise taxes on the rich as he sought to regain his polling lead over the governing Conservatives ahead of October's election. Trudeau, son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, helped lift the Liberals into first place in the polls...

  • GATINEAU, Quebec, May 4- Canadian opposition Liberal leader Justin Trudeau pledged on Monday to cut taxes for most middle-class families and raise taxes on the rich, as he sought to regain his polling lead over the ruling Conservatives ahead of an October election. Trudeau, son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, helped lift the Liberals into first place...

  • President Barack Obama is unlikely to deliver his verdict on TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline between mid-June and mid-October for fear of being seen as interfering in Canada's upcoming election, said three Ottawa- based sources familiar with the matter. In 1963, when relations between President John F. Kennedy and Conservative Prime Minister John...

  • OTTAWA, April 22- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, facing a battle to win reelection to a rare fourth term in October, has boosted his chances with a populist budget expected to energize his base. The tax breaks in the budget the Conservative government delivered on Tuesday, plus the cold hard cash it will give to every family with children starting in July,...

  • OTTAWA, April 22- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, facing a battle to win reelection to a rare fourth term in October, has boosted his chances with a populist budget expected to energize his base. The tax breaks in the budget the Conservative government delivered on Tuesday, plus the cold hard cash it will give to every family with children starting in July,...

  • OTTAWA, April 20- The dive in oil prices last year means the budget that Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver delivers on Tuesday will contain fewer big treats for voters in October's election than the Conservative government had hoped. But oil is a major Canadian export and with oil prices roughly halving between June 2014 and January 2015, government...

  • OTTAWA, April 15- The leader of Canada's opposition Liberals said on Wednesday that he is "unequivocally opposed" to forming a coalition government with the left-leaning New Democratic Party following an election set for October. NDP leader Tom Mulcair has previously urged the centrist Liberals to consider a coalition to defeat Prime Minister Stephen...

  • OTTAWA, April 15- The Canadian government on Wednesday unveiled a C $350 million deal to supply uranium fuel to India, formally ending a lengthy dispute that began after New Delhi used Canadian technology to develop a nuclear bomb. Canadian producer Cameco Corp will supply 7.1 million pounds of uranium concentrate to India over the next five years.

  • Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard stressed the urgency of enacting taxes on carbon, creating cap-and-trade systems or using technology to capture or reduce carbon emissions. Nine of Canada's 13 premiers attended a provincial climate change summit in Quebec City that was in preparation for an international conference in Paris in December.

  • TORONTO, April 13- Ontario will join a cap-and-trade market set up by Quebec and California to reduce carbon emissions and slow the pace of climate change, provincial Premier Kathleen Wynne said on Monday. Quebec joined California's cap-and-trade carbon market in 2014. Both are part of the Western Climate Initiative, a group of U.S. states and Canadian...

  • WASHINGTON/ OTTAWA, April 2- Canada declined a U.S. invitation last week to jointly announce climate policy cooperation with Mexico, with Ottawa saying it has not yet finalized its own domestic strategy, sources from both countries familiar with the discussions said on Thursday. On March 24, three days before the United States and Mexico announced they would...

  • WASHINGTON/ OTTAWA, April 2- Canada declined a U.S. invitation last week to jointly announce climate policy cooperation with Mexico, with Ottawa saying it has not yet finalized its own domestic strategy, sources from both countries familiar with the discussions said on Thursday. On March 24, three days before the United States and Mexico announced they would...