Canada

Rachel Notley wants action on Trans Mountain pipeline impasse by next week

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she wants progress on the Trans Mountain pipeline impasse by next week or she will take further retaliatory action. Notley says she wants British Columbia to reverse its decision to ban increased shipping of bitumen off its coast pending a review of spill safety measures. Alberta believes the move will effectively kill the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, which the province deems critical to getting a

Canada hopes for leniency as Trump threatens to impose global steel tariffs

WASHINGTON – The United States has fired a warning shot in what could become a global trade war over steel and aluminum, threatening to impose a wide range of tariffs and quotas within several months on an undetermined number of countries. Canada has reason to follow this closely. It is the biggest international exporter of both steel and aluminum to the United States, so it has a significant stake in

Trump says ‘no collusion’ after Mueller’s probe claims Russia started meddling in 2014

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday seized on what was wasn’t in special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of Russians as evidence that his campaign didn’t collude in Moscow’s effort to influence the 2016 election. READ MORE: Robert Mueller indicts 13 Russian nationals for interfering with U.S. election Mueller’s detailed charges against Russian nationals and companies for election meddling aimed in part at trying to boost Trump’s candidacy said

Spending in King Street pilot area on par with rest of Toronto: report

A new City of Toronto report on the King Street pilot project suggests spending in the area has not declined, despite criticism that the initiative has weakened the restaurant industry. Point-of-sale data obtained from Moneris shows the value of customer spending in the pilot area increased 21 per cent from October to the end of December, compared to 20 per cent growth for the city overall, according to the report.

Russia-Trump inquiry: Russians charged over US 2016 election tampering

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRussians recruited ‘real Americans’ as part of ‘information warfare’ Thirteen Russians have been charged with interfering in the US 2016 election, in a major development in the FBI investigation. Three of those named have also been accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and five have been accused of aggravated identity theft. The announcement was made by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who

Feds announce new rules to phase out coal, natural gas

OTTAWA – The federal Liberal government says its new regulations to phase out power plants fired by coal and natural gas will cost more than $2.2 billion, but potentially save the country billions more in reduced health care costs. Government documents posted online today outline the new measures aimed at reducing Canada’s dependence on the pollution-producing plants, and improving their efficiency. READ MORE: Satellite research shows world oceans expected to

Florida school shooting: FBI mishandled tip on gunman's 'desire to kill'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFlorida survivors on gun laws: ‘Something has to change’ The FBI has said it did not properly follow up on a warning that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz might carry out an attack. Last month, a person close to the 19-year-old contacted the law enforcement agency to warn of “the potential of him conducting a school shooting”. But protocols were not

Catalonia independence: Puigdemont 'could run if not in jail'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBarcelona rally demonstrator: ‘I feel forgotten by Catalan government’ Spain’s foreign minister has repeated his government’s position that the sacked Catalan leader could run in new elections in December, but stressed that meant only if he was not in jail. Alfonso Dastis spoke as a huge rally for Spanish unity was held in Catalonia’s largest city, Barcelona. Carles Puigdemont was removed from

Managing the managers: The rise of the business 'philosopher-kings'

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Are the new ideas and approaches pioneered by management consultants worth their fees? The place: a textile plant near Mumbai, India. The time: 2008. The scene? Chaos. Rubbish is piled up outside the building – with almost as much inside. There are piles of flammable junk, and open chemical containers. The yarn is at least bundled up in white plastic bags, but the inventory is scattered

The woman who won the lottery and chose to give it back

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Rachel Lapierre set up Le Book Humanitaire after winning the lottery What would you do if you won the lottery? Buy a new house, a sports car, or travel the world perhaps? But how many of us would use our winnings to set up a charity? That is exactly what Rachel Lapierre, a former Miss Quebec, did back in 2013. The Canadian always loved volunteering, and after