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October 5, 2018 1:30 PM Feds on track to impose carbon price on growing number of provinces on Jan. 1

Newfoundland hasn’t made public its plan. Nova Scotia has a cap-and-trade regime on its big industrial emitters and it’s not clear yet if that will meet Ottawa’s requirement for a broad-based carbon price. Alberta will be fine for Jan. 1 but Premier Rachel Notley is no longer committing to raising her province’s carbon price in line with federal requirements 5

September 14, 2018 6:09 PM Ontario outlines arguments in lawsuit against federal carbon tax plan

The Ontario government says it has taken the next step in its legal challenge against the federal government’s carbon tax plan. Environment Minister Rod Phillips says the government has filed a statement in court outlining its arguments that Ottawa’s carbon pricing plan is unconstitutional. The province argues the federal government does not have the power 15

June 12, 2018 9:38 PM AT&T wins court approval to buy Time Warner over Trump opposition

Deal is seen as turning point for industry upended by companies like Netflix AT&T won approval from a U.S. court on Tuesday to buy Time Warner Inc for $85 billion US, dealing a blow to U.S. President Donald Trump's administration which tried to block the deal and likely setting off a wave of corporate mergers. The planned deal, approved without conditions 47

June 8, 2018 2:00 PM Trump keeps up Twitter salvos at Trudeau and supply management as he arrives at G7

U.S. president says Canada's protection of dairy farmers killing U.S. agricultural interests U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived for the G7 meeting in Quebec, where he faces the prospect of an awkward encounter with host Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — a leader he has spent the better part of the last 24 hours attacking on Twitter as an economic 23

May 9, 2018 8:00 AM Canada's appetite for legal cannabis could be almost as big as it is for wine, CIBC says

Bank pegs value of recreational market at $6.5B in Canada Canadians could soon be spending more on recreational cannabis than they do on liquor, if a report from a major bank is to be believed. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce calculated in a report this week that in the next two years, Canadians will consume 800,000 kilograms of cannabis, the vast majority 47

May 1, 2018 2:41 PM Scotland bans bargain-basement booze in move to reduce alcohol-related illnesses

Britain’s Supreme Court finally rejected the distillers’ challenge last year. Health campaigners say minimum pricing will save lives and money. Almost a fifth more alcohol is sold per adult in Scotland than in other parts of Britain, and Scottish authorities say alcohol misuse causes about 697 hospital admissions and 22 deaths a week. Scotland sets its own health 25

April 30, 2018 3:47 PM Ottawa claims carbon pricing plan could cut 90 million tonnes of emissions by 2022

The report marks the first time Ottawa has provided a specific estimate of the impact of its $50-per-tonne carbon price. Using models of what carbon pricing does to human behaviour and economic growth, the analysis also projects economic growth of about two per cent a year, with or without carbon pricing. All provinces but Saskatchewan are signatories 20

April 25, 2018 10:26 PM B.C. set to introduce pot laws, but years of fine tuning likely: minister

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s solicitor general says the province’s pending recreational marijuana legislation will be more evolutionary than set in stone. Mike Farnworth says additional government regulations, expected to be introduced Thursday, will form a framework that will require ongoing fine tuning as the country adapts to legalized pot this summer 27

April 23, 2018 8:13 PM Liberals show their election hand by reaching left

Justin Trudeau is already casting next year’s vote as a two-way race, and that should have the Conservatives worried, Chantal Hébert writes. If the New Democrats had sought to rearrange the stars in an alignment more favourable to Trudeau, they could not have acted otherwise. If anything, the Conservative need for a split to the party’s left has become 37

April 17, 2018 3:27 PM Tesla shuts down Model 3 assembly again to fix bottlenecks

Shares of Tesla Inc. traded lower Tuesday after reports that the company had shut down production of its Model 3 mass-market electric car again to solve manufacturing bottlenecks. The automaker told employees this week there would be a four- or five-day production hiatus. The company says it warned of future production pauses when it shut down the line to improve 38