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  • CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 26- Jim Prentice, the one-time federal minister and investment banker sworn in as premier of Alberta earlier this month, said on Friday the Canadian province must secure new oil-export pipelines to ensure the growth of its oil sands sector.

  • EU-Canada trade deal has been finalized Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:34 PM ET

    OTTAWA, Ontario— A major trade agreement with Canada has the backing of all 28 EU countries after last minute opposition from Germany had threatened to scuttle the deal, European Union leaders said Friday.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 26- The European Union and Canada on Friday dismissed threats by a top German politician to block a free trade deal the two sides wrapped up in August after five years of often difficult negotiations.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- Logic dictates that the United States will one day approve the northern leg of TransCanada Corp's controversial Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told an audience of executives in New York on Wednesday.

  • Canadian PM says doesn't anticipate a housing crisis Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 2:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 24- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Wednesday he did not anticipate a housing crisis in Canada, where some analysts are fretting about high debt levels and a booming housing market.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 15- Canada's anemic job market poses "significant challenges," Prime Minister Stephen Harper acknowledged on Monday, while promising new measures this year to help boost the economy. Canada's unemployment rate was 7 percent in August.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 12- Canada has finally ratified a foreign investment protection agreement with China after a two-year delay in a step that may help ease tensions between the two countries and smooth the way for a possible visit to China by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 8- Jim Prentice, a former key Cabinet minister in the government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has firm control over the province of Alberta's governing Progressive Conservatives, but convincing voters to extend the party's 43- year rule will be more challenging.

  • OTTAWA/ WASHINGTON, Sept 4- Canada is likely to choose between two major U.S. firms when it buys a new fleet of jet fighters, excluding two European competitors, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 2- Senior officials from Canada and China met quietly in Ottawa last week to discuss relations that have deteriorated so badly that they could threaten Prime Minister Stephen Harper's planned visit to China in November.

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Aug 24- Burger King is in talks to acquire Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc in a deal that would create a fast food powerhouse with a market capitalization of roughly $18 billion.

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Aug 24- Burger King is in talks to combine with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc in a deal that would create a fast food powerhouse with a market capitalization of roughly $18 billion.

  • Canada tightens sanctions on Russia banks and individuals Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    OTTAWA, Aug 6- Canada followed the U.S. and European Union on Wednesday by announcing more sanctions on Russian individuals and entities, including VTB Bank OAO, Russia's second-largest bank by assets. In addition to VTB, Canada targeted Bank of Moscow and the Russian Agricultural Bank.

  • OTTAWA, Aug 6- China's decision to investigate two Canadians for suspected spying highlights a sharp and unexpected deterioration in bilateral ties just months ahead of a trip by Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Beijing.

  • OTTAWA, Aug 5- Canada and the European Union have finalized the text of a proposed free trade deal after months of disagreements, but implementation is still about two years away, Canadian officials said on Tuesday. The deal would make Canada the world's only major economy with preferential access to the world's two largest economies, the EU and the United States.

  • TORONTO, July 29- Canada said on Tuesday it plans to impose additional sanctions on Russia in the coming days, in close coordination with partners in the United States and Europe.

  • BERLIN, July 26- Germany is to reject a multi-billion free trade deal between the European Union and Canada which is widely seen as a template for a bigger agreement with the United States, a leading German paper reported on Saturday.

  • OTTAWA, July 26- It is hard to envisage how Russia could ever be allowed back into the Group of major industrialized nations, given Moscow's aggression in Ukraine, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Saturday. Russia formally joined the G7 in 1998, when the body was renamed the G8.

  • OTTAWA, July 24- Canada said on Thursday it will impose sanctions on "a broad range" of Russian companies and banks to punish Moscow for what it said was the illegal occupation of Crimea and "provocative military activity" in eastern Ukraine.

  • UPDATE 1-Canada to impose sanctions on Russian sectors Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    OTTAWA, July 21- Canada will impose sanctions on a broad range of entities related to various Russian industries in response to action in Ukraine and to the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Monday.