Politics Stephen Harper

  • CALGARY, Feb 3- Canada is committed to fast-tracking infrastructure investments in the province of Alberta that is reeling from the global slump in energy prices, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday. Canada stands ready to provide up to C $250 million to the province in the form of advance fiscal stabilization payments, said Trudeau, who...

  • Canada climate push spells uncertainty for oil sands Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 10:15 AM ET

    PARIS, Dec 9- Canada's newly elected government is committed to being a strong ally in global efforts to curb climate change, but it is unclear yet what that will mean for its vast oil patch, Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna said on Wednesday. President Barack Obama rejected TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline into...

  • Nov 24- Canada's most populous province, Ontario, said on Tuesday it would aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050, although it offered only hints of how it hopes to slow climate change. Ontario, whose economy depends in part on manufacturing, will outline a five-year plan next year with specific commitments for cutting...

  • The 43- year-old with film-star looks was the center of attention at a Group of 20 summit in Turkey and a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in Manila, where he survived a mobbing by enthusiastic onlookers. While he was in Turkey, Trudeau was criticized in Canada for what was considered a muted response to the deadly Paris attacks and for posing for selfies...

  • The 43- year-old with film star looks was the center of attention at a Group of 20 summit in Turkey and a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in Manila, where he survived a mobbing by enthusiastic onlookers. President Barack Obama wants Trudeau to commit long-term to the U.S.-led military mission against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, while NATO members are...

  • BELEK, Turkey, Nov 16- Canada's new Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met China's top leader on Monday, seeking to revive political ties and boost trade to help energize a faltering economy. Canadian executives and even the foreign ministry say relations with China spluttered from early 2006 to October 2015, when Stephen Harper's Conservatives were in...

  • OTTAWA, Nov 6- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday he was disappointed at the U.S. decision to block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline but didn't see it standing in the way of improving relations between the two countries. While Canada's newly elected Liberal government had backed Keystone XL, Trudeau made clear he would not adopt the same...

  • OTTAWA, Nov 4- Liberal leader Justin Trudeau named a young, ethnically diverse and gender-equal Cabinet on Wednesday as he was sworn into office as Canada's 23rd prime minister, marking the end of nearly a decade of Conservative rule. "It's an incredible pleasure for me to be before you here today to present to Canada a cabinet that looks like Canada," Trudeau told...

  • OTTAWA, Nov 4- Liberal leader Justin Trudeau named a corporate executive and political newcomer as his finance minister on Wednesday as he was sworn into office as Canada's 23rd prime minister, promising a more optimistic government after a decade of Conservative rule. Prime Minister Trudeau, 43, kicked off his majority government with some controversy by...

  • OTTAWA, Nov 4- Liberal leader Justin Trudeau named a corporate executive and political newcomer as his finance minister on Wednesday as he was sworn into office as Canada's 23rd prime minister, promising a more optimistic government after a decade of Conservative rule. Prime Minister Trudeau, 43, kicked off his majority government with some controversy by...

  • Keystone XL's builder faced darkening prospects Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | 2:25 AM ET

    Monday's appeal by Calgary- based TransCanada Corp has been widely interpreted as an attempt to avert an impending "no" from President Barack Obama to the nearly 1,200- mile cross-border pipeline. The U.S. State Department said it had received a letter from TransCanada asking for the delay but a spokesperson said the review would continue for now.

  • MONTREAL/ OTTAWA, Oct 20- Canada's Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, who came from behind to trounce his Conservative rivals and snatch a majority mandate, now has to deliver on pledges from tackling climate change to legalizing marijuana. Trudeau, who had also promised to withdraw Canada from combat in the coalition fight against Islamic State, said he...

  • MONTREAL/ OTTAWA, Oct 20- Canada's Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, who came from behind to trounce his Conservative rivals and snatch a majority mandate, now has to deliver on pledges from tackling climate change to boosting the economy and legalizing marijuana. The Liberal leader will have to quickly start delivering on his promises to change...

  • MONTREAL, Oct 20- Canada's Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, having trounced his Conservative rivals, will face immediate pressure to deliver on a swathe of election promises, from tackling climate change to legalizing marijuana. Trudeau, a telegenic father of three, also returns a touch of glamour, youth and charisma to Ottawa. Britain's Daily Mirror...

  • MONTREAL, Oct 20- Canada's Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, having trounced his Conservative rivals, will face immediate pressure to deliver on a swathe of election promises, from tackling climate change to legalizing marijuana. Trudeau, a telegenic father of three, also returns a touch of glamour, youth and charisma to Ottawa. Britain's Daily Mirror...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that the ousting of the ruling Conservative Party in Canada's election will not affect his decision on whether to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline between the two countries. Kerry, asked at a climate change event in Washington whether the election result would influence his decision, said that he...

  • LONDON, Oct 20- The euro rose 0.5 percent against the dollar on Tuesday, helped by solid data and a change in the mood music from European Central Bank policymakers before Thursday's meeting, beating back market bets on further monetary easing. "This latest release should give the ECB's Governing Council a little more breathing space as it continues to assess the...

  • FOREX-Euro recovers from bout of pre-ECB selling Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 4:07 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 20- The euro recovered from a 10- day low against the dollar on Tuesday, with a change in the mood music from European Central Bank policymakers before Thursday's meeting beating back market bets on further monetary easing. ECB governing council member Christian Noyer said late on Monday the European Central Bank's quantitative easing program was...

  • MONTREAL/ CALGARY, Oct 20- Canada's Liberal leader Justin Trudeau rode a late surge to a stunning majority election victory on Monday, toppling Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives with a promise of change and returning a touch of glamor, youth and charisma to Ottawa. We beat negative, divisive politics with a positive vision that brings Canadians...

  • *China growth woes weigh on copper, crude oil. With risk appetite flagging in Asia, spreadbetters expected a slightly lower open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC. The Canadian dollar, already under pressure from sliding crude oil prices, faced extra headwinds as Canada's Liberal Party was tipped to won Monday's general election which would...