Morneau to Tout Canada-US Trade to US Governors and Mayors

Finance Minister Bill Morneau addresses The Canadian Club of Toronto and The Empire Club regarding Budget 2017 in Toronto on March 24, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Frank Gunn)
Finance Minister Bill Morneau addresses The Canadian Club of Toronto and The Empire Club regarding Budget 2017 in Toronto on March 24, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Frank Gunn)

CALGARY—Canada’s finance minister says he intends to head south of the border next week to reinforce the importance of Canada-U.S. trade. “Our approach was to...

  • A photo of the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) platform outside its headquarters in Beijing, China. After Canada approved CNOOC’s takeover of Canadian oil and gas producer Nexen, it vowed to reject any future foreign takeovers in the oil sands sector by state-owned companies. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Getting in Bed With a Dragon

    Canada’s need to attract foreign capital and China’s desire for strategic investments abroad are playing an elaborate game of cat and mouse. Business ties between... Read more

  • Minister of Finance Bill Morneau speaks during a press conference before tabling Budget 2017 in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on March 22, 2017. Innovation is a major focus in the Liberals’ second budget. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Canada’s Budget 2017 Innovation Push Draws Skepticism Amid Praise

    OTTAWA—Spurring innovation is one of the top priorities in the Liberal government’s second budget under Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Canada does a great job in... Read more

  • (L-R) Heather Coulombe, Sandee MacLean, and Kerry Walkins at the Farmer's Daughter Country Market. (Courtesy of Heather Coulombe)

    Two Sisters’ Unique Initiative Puts Cape Breton Island on World Map

    OTTAWA—It’s something like an “Anne of Green Gables” story in a 21st-century setting. Instead of “sending word” to Nova Scotia for a boy to help... Read more

  • Government House Leader Bardish Chagger during question period in the House of Commons on March 9, 2017. Bardish's office is proposing major changes to how Parliament functions. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle)

    Liberals’ plan to reform Canada’s Parliament slammed by Tories, NDP

    PARLIAMENT HILL—The federal Liberals’ attempt to have Parliament sit for four days a week instead of five is running into strong opposition.    On March... Read more

  • An officer displays bags containing fentanyl during a news conference hosted by the Ontario Provincial Police in Vaughan, Ont., on Feb. 23, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

    Education, Awareness a Big Part of Combating Opioid Crisis, Says RCMP Expert

    As fentanyl overdoses continue to plague communities across Canada, the RCMP’s national drug program coordinator says education and awareness-raising play an important role in the... Read more

  • U.S. Trade Representative-nominee Robert Lighthizer (L) talks to former senator Bob Dole during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Lighthizer Hearing: US Congress Urges Get-Tough Approach With Canada

    WASHINGTON—In a possible preview of upcoming NAFTA negotiations, U.S. lawmakers are urging a get-tough approach with Canada in several areas, including the supply-management systems that... Read more


    Canadian Household Debt Hits Another Record in Fourth Quarter

    OTTAWA—The amount Canadians owe compared with how much they earn hit another record high last year. Statistics Canada said the amount of household credit market... Read more

  • A sold sign in front of a west-end Toronto property on Nov. 4, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Graeme Roy)

    Chinese Buyers Want Canadian Real Estate for Educational Reasons: Study

    TORONTO—The top reason why foreign buyers from China want to get into the Canadian housing market is education, not investment, according to data from a... Read more

  • Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan during question period in the House of Commons on Feb. 9, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

    Canada in Brief, March 9-15

    Sajjan, Freeland announce Canada to extend Ukraine training mission to 2019 OTTAWA—The Liberal government is extending Canada’s military mission in Ukraine for another two years... Read more

  • Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale speaks to media after a visit with officials in the border town of Emerson, Manitoba, on March 4, 2017. (The Canadian Press/John Woods)

    Asylum-Seeker Influx: Keep Calm and Plan On, Federal Ministers Told

    OTTAWA—The country’s national police force and border watchdog say they have the resources they need—at least for now—to deal with the influx of people entering... Read more

  • A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property on Nov. 4, 2016. Prices in Ontario’s capital city continue to surge higher as the housing inventory dwindles. (The Canadian Press/Graeme Roy)

    Toronto’s Housing Market Can Learn From Vancouver’s Experience

    Recent data show Toronto’s housing market is heading down the same dangerous road Vancouver’s was on. While analysts agree the situation is improving in Vancouver,... Read more

  • Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly during question period in the House of Commons on Feb. 16, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Don’t Levy an Internet Tax to Pay for Digital Canadian Content, Group Urges Ottawa

    With Heritage Minister Melanie Joly investigating all possible scenarios on how best to support online Canadian content, a non-partisan organization is hoping the government will... Read more

  • Minister of Transport Marc Garneau speaks at a news conference in Ottawa on Feb. 23, 2017. Garneau is proposing the creation of a tough national standard to penalize distracted drivers who use their cellphones on the road. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Canada in Brief, March 2-8

    Garneau wants tough national standard for distracted drivers using cellphones MONTREAL—Transport Minister Marc Garneau is proposing the creation of a tough national standard to penalize... Read more

  • A camp for internally displaced civilians outside Fallujah, Iraq, on June 14, 2016.  (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

    Desperate Times Obscure Canada’s Role in Iraq’s Uncertain Future

    ERBIL, Iraq—A baby’s cry pierces the din as dozens of people wait to see a doctor or nurse at what’s surely one of the busiest... Read more

  • =Vehicles get stuck on a snow-covered side street in North Vancouver on Feb. 3, 2017. The Weather Network spring forecast calls for Canadians to expect more storms before the wintry weather ends. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    Spring Is Coming, but Winter Has ‘A Bit of Bite Left,’ Forecaster Says

    Despite unusually warm temperatures in parts of the country, a forecaster says bouts of late winter weather are expected for many regions through March, with... Read more

  • Residents walk in the northern Labrador community of Natuashish, N.L., in this file photo. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

    Senators Push Feds to Overhaul Funding to Address Inuit Housing Crisis

    OTTAWA—A Senate committee is warning that an acute Inuit housing crisis will only get worse unless the federal government makes swift changes to how it... Read more

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