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Stephen Harper

  • Some of the 12 nations taking part in negotiations on a Trans-Pacific Partnership want Canada to start dismantling a system known as supply management, which protects dairy, egg and chicken producers. Harper said on Thursday that Canada must join TPP but it would also work to protect supply management, a system that New Zealand's trade minister says belongs in...

  • OTTAWA, June 25- Canada must join a proposed Pacific trade pact but will also strive to protect its farmers, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday, referring to pressure to scrap foreign tariffs that protect the dairy industry. A number of the 12 nations taking part in talks on a Trans-Pacific Partnership want Canada to start dismantling a system of...

  • OTTAWA, June 25- Canada must be part of a proposed Pacific trade pact but will also strive to protect its farmers, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday, referring to concerns that the treaty could harm the dairy industry. A number of the 12 nations taking part in the talks want Canada to start dismantling protections for dairy, egg and chicken producers.

  • Philippe Couillard said in an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press that if Quebec is simply a "transit place" for TransCanada's proposed $12 billion Energy East project, he doesn't see much benefit. Canada is looking for ways to export its growing oil sands production, but the Obama administration has delayed a decision on TransCanada's proposed...

  • OTTAWA, June 22- If Canada's Liberal Party wins the October general election it will create a special cabinet committee to oversee damaged relations with the United States, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau said on Monday. Trudeau, whose Liberals are in third place in most opinion polls, blamed Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper for souring ties with...

  • OTTAWA, June 22- If Canada's Liberal Party wins the October general election it will create a special cabinet committee to oversee and manage damaged relations with the United States, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau said on Monday. Trudeau, whose Liberals are in third place in most opinion polls, blamed Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper for souring...

  • OTTAWA, June 18- Canada's left-of-center New Democratic Party, which is leading opinion polls ahead of October's election, would not enact surprise corporate tax hikes if it takes power and has "great confidence" in Bank of Canada policies, its finance critic said. Mulcair has said the party would bring corporate taxes closer to the average of the Group of Seven...

  • OTTAWA, June 18- Canada's left-of-center New Democratic Party, which is leading opinion polls ahead of October's election, would not enact surprise corporate tax hikes if it takes power and has "great confidence" in Bank of Canada policies, its finance critic said. Mulcair has said the party would bring corporate taxes closer to the average of the Group of Seven...

  • *G7 expresses concerns about upsurge in Ukraine violence. President Barack Obama accused President Vladimir Putin of wrecking Russia's economy in a doomed drive to recreate the glories of the Soviet empire and G7 leaders said they could step up sanctions against Moscow if violence in Ukraine escalated. At the conclusion of a Group of Seven summit in the...

  • KRUEN, Germany, June 8- German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Group of Seven leaders to commit to tough goals to cut greenhouse gases on the final day of their summit in Bavaria on Monday, at which they also discussed the threat from Islamic militants. Merkel, once dubbed the "climate chancellor", hopes to revitalise her green credentials by getting the G7...

  • KRUEN, Germany, June 8- German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Group of Seven leaders to commit to tough goals to cut greenhouse gases at the final day of their summit in the Bavarian Alps on Monday. Merkel, once dubbed the "climate chancellor", hopes to revitalise her green credentials by getting the G7 industrial nations to agree specific emissions goals ahead of a...

  • STELLARTON, Nova Scotia, May 29- Canadian Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced his resignation on Friday, the second shock departure from Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet this year, just months ahead of a tough election for the governing Conservatives. "It's a perception issue now for Harper," said University of Calgary political science professor...

  • OTTAWA, May 29- Canadian Justice Minister Peter MacKay is set to announce his resignation on Friday, the second shock departure from Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet this year, just months ahead of a tough election for the governing Conservatives. Citing Conservative Party sources, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp and other media said MacKay will not...

  • OTTAWA, May 29- Canadian Justice Minister Peter MacKay is set to announce his resignation on Friday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp said, the second shock departure from Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet this year, just months ahead of a federal election. Citing a Conservative Party source, the CBC said MacKay would not seek re-election.

  • OTTAWA, May 29- Canadian Justice Minister Peter MacKay is set to announce his resignation on Friday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp said, the second shock departure from Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet this year just months ahead of a federal election. He is scheduled for a joint media event with Harper in Halifax later on Friday. Foreign Affairs...

  • 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.

  • 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...