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  • 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...

  • TORONTO, April 2- Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver promised on Thursday to deliver a balanced budget on April 21 despite the economic damage from low oil prices, and pledged to avoid what he called tax-and-spend plans that could damage a fragile recovery. Canada is a major oil producer and exporter, and the price crash is leading to what Bank of Canada...

  • March 12- Canada's federal budget will show a deficit of just over C $2 billion in the current fiscal year and will be balanced in the year starting April 1, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday. On Nov. 12, Finance Minister Joe Oliver had projected an underlying surplus for 2014/ 15 of C $100 million. "This year, we're coming in at a little over C $2 billion, and of...

  • OTTAWA, March 12- Canada faces difficult choices in talks on a proposed 12- country Pacific trade pact and is doing its best to protect national interests, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday. Canada is under increasing pressure from the United States and others to start dismantling its so-called supply management system of milk quotas and import...

  • March 12- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd and Canadian National Railway Co have such huge market power that they cannot be allowed to dictate how Canada's grain shipment backlog is cleared, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday. Harper said in an appearance in Saskatchewan that the grain backlog was not nearly as bad as it was a year ago in the wake of the...

  • OTTAWA, March 12- Canada faces difficult choices in talks on a proposed 12- country Pacific trade pact and is doing its best to protect national interests, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday.

  • March 12- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd and Canadian National Railway Co have such huge market power that they cannot be allowed to dictate how well Canada's grain shipment backlog is cleared, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday.

  • March 12- Canada's federal budget will show a deficit of just over C $2 billion in the current fiscal year and will be balanced in the year starting April 1, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday. "Last year we had a deficit of only a little over C $5 billion, which was much less than we anticipated. This year, we're coming in at a little over C $2 billion, and of...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 19- Canada is introducing substantial new tax measures that will allow investors in new liquefied natural gas facilities to recover their costs more quickly, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday. The measures could help companies move forward with stalled developments in Canada, even as they cut spending around the world in response to...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 19- Canada is introducing substantial new tax measures that will allow investors in liquefied natural gas facilities to recover their costs more quickly, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday.

  • OTTAWA, Feb 17- Canada is imposing sanctions against top Russian oil firm NK Rosneft OAO and the head of conglomerate Rostec, among others, in response to the actions of Russian-backed militants in Ukraine, Ottawa said on Tuesday. In all, Canada- which said it was acting in coordination with the European Union and the United States- imposed sanctions against 37...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 17- Canada will have only three or four years to take advantage of its renminbi clearing hub before China liberalizes its capital account and so reduces the competitive advantage the hub creates, a Chinese banker key to the operation said on Tuesday. During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to China in November, it was announced that a...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 17- Canada will have only three or four years to take advantage of its renminbi trading hub before China liberalizes its capital account and so reduces the competitive advantage the hub creates, a Chinese banker key to the operation said on Tuesday. During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to China in November, it was announced that a...

  • Canada provides new C$200 mln loan to Ukraine Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:41 AM ET

    OTTAWA, Jan 28- Canada will provide a second C $200 million low-interest loan to Ukraine, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Wednesday. Canada provided a first loan for that amount in September. The second one will be delivered by Export Development Canada, the government's export agency, and is conditional on the approval of the next review of Ukraine's...

  • OTTAWA, Jan 28- Justin Trudeau, the man with the best shot at replacing Stephen Harper as Canada's prime minister, will spend this year's election campaign trying to convince voters that he is more than just a pretty face. Trudeau, 43, a relative political novice, took over Canada's storied but struggling Liberal Party in 2013 and quickly hauled it into first place...

  • OTTAWA, Jan 27- If Canada's opposition Liberals win the election set for this October they would be able to boost spending on their priorities without necessarily running a budget deficit, party leader Justin Trudeau told Reuters on Tuesday. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives, who have been in power since early 2006, portray management of the...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 23- Gold steadied above $1,300 a tonne on Friday, near its strongest level in five months after the European Central Bank launched a multi-billion bond-buying programme to invigorate the euro zone economy. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,300.70 an ounce by 0035 GMT. *Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper voiced complete confidence in the...

  • ST. CATHARINES, Ontario, Jan 22- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper voiced complete confidence in the Bank of Canada on Thursday, a day after it stunned markets by cutting interest rates amid a plunge in oil prices. Harper said the economy did not need stimulus measures and noted the Bank of Canada was still predicting some growth this year.