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December 10, 2018 7:53 PM Nearly 85 per cent of UN nations back migration deal, excluding U.S

Louise Arbour of Canada, a former UN human rights chief, said the issue also has been tied up in parliamentary debates in Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Israel, Slovenia and Switzerland — although some of them did participate in creating the accord, which has since been ensnared by tough political headwinds. The conference is the capstone of efforts 7

December 5, 2018 7:11 PM Global carbon pollution up in 2018, studies say

WASHINGTON—After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging scientists. World carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to have risen 2.7 per cent from 2017 to 2018, according to three studies released Wednesday from the Global Carbon Project , an international 13

November 30, 2018 11:44 AM AMLO’s NAFTA chief aims for U.S. to lift steel duties this year

The governments of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were aiming to get Donald Trump to lift the steel tariffs before signing the accord, known as the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, on the sidelines of a Group of 20 meeting in Argentina. That effort looks to have fallen short, and for Mexico talks will now pass to incoming 13

November 27, 2018 2:09 PM Canadian firm Brookfield in talks to invest in Dubai property developer

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is in early talks for an investment in Dubai property developer Meraas Holding, according to people with knowledge of the matter, in a deal that would signal a vote of confidence in the emirate’s ailing property market. The Canadian firm is weighing options that would give it control of some retail properties from Meraas 10

November 18, 2018 2:25 PM Justin Trudeau weighs in on contract talks as Canada Post deadline expires without deal

OTTAWA—The Canadian Union of Postal Workers issued a request Saturday for the federal government to appoint a mediator in its contract talks with Canada Post, as it rejected the Crown corporation’s latest offers. Canada Post issued new, time sensitive, proposals last week aimed at reaching agreements with its approximately 42,000 urban employees and 8,000 rural 17

November 8, 2018 3:30 PM Ottawa will bankroll some climate change programs left after Ford ends Ontario’s cap-and-trade

Ottawa is stepping into the breach to bankroll some of the climate change programs left after Premier Doug Ford ended Ontario’s cap-and-trade environmental alliance with Quebec and California. Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on Thursday announced that small- and medium-sized Ontario businesses as well as community organizations and non-profit 23

October 28, 2018 6:36 PM California agrees not to enforce its net neutrality law

The Justice Department has struck a temporary agreement with California officials not to move forward with a lawsuit challenging the state's new net neutrality law, delaying a pivotal legal battle over the future of the internet. Under the proposed deal struck Friday between federal and state officials, and with telecom industry advocates, the Justice 21

October 1, 2018 4:51 PM Trump lauds NAFTA replacement as ‘historic’ trade agreement

The accord makes modest revisions to a trade deal Trump once called a “disaster,” easing uncertainty for companies reliant on tariff-free commerce among the three countries. U.S. and Canadian negotiators worked around the clock this weekend to secure an agreement just before a Sunday midnight deadline, allowing leaders from those nations and Mexico to sign the pact by late November 18

September 29, 2018 12:47 AM Canada gets boost from Mexican president-elect as NAFTA talks go down to the wire

WASHINGTON—Canada and the U.S. have been engaged in “intense” NAFTA talks all week, a Canadian official said Friday, as they strived to reach a deal before the U.S. and Mexico started an official countdown to the possible signing of a deal that does not include Canada. Canada received support from the incoming president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez 26

September 26, 2018 1:09 AM Macron-Trump bromance cools after New York meeting

NEW YORK—Gone is the shoulder squeezing, the affectionate dandruff-brushing — and French President Emmanuel Macron’s hope that he could use his unlikely friendship with Donald Trump to rein in the American president’s more incendiary instincts. When the two men met Monday in New York, they shook hands lightly and got down to the tasks at hand. They agreed 23