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November 17, 2018 12:36 AM Ottawa to deliver competitive boost for Canadian companies

He said soft oil prices have created a “new headwind” for the Canadian economy. Markets, he said, are watching closely for Morneau’s response “to the competitive challenges posed by last year’s U.S. tax reforms,” particularly a made-in-Canada capital investment boost. “If Morneau delivers on that hope, some will see it as a new tailwind for a Canadian 6

November 13, 2018 8:53 PM A $1.7-trillion fund manager joins critics of Trudeau oil policy

One of the largest foreign holders of Canadian energy stocks says investors are turning away from the country, frustrated over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s failure to get pipelines built to ease a record discount for oil-sands crude. In a letter to the prime minister, Darren Peers, an analyst and investor at Los Angeles-based Capital Group Cos., warns 10

November 13, 2018 12:47 AM Ottawa talking with Pakistan about bringing woman released from death row to Canada

OTTAWA—The federal government is talking with Pakistan about the possibility of bringing a Pakistani woman, who was recently released from death row, to Canada. Asia Bibi, a Christian, was sentenced to death in Pakistan eight years ago for blasphemy after being convicted of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad — a charge her family has long denied 8

November 12, 2018 10:12 PM Trudeau’s spy chief has heard audio recordings in Khashoggi case

“At the request of Prime Minister Trudeau, the CSIS Director travelled to Turkey to discuss the investigation into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi,” John Townsend said in an emailed statement, first reported by Global News. “I can confirm that the Director of CSIS has listened to the audio tapes in question and has provided a briefing for the prime 8

November 11, 2018 1:26 PM Canadians commemorate Remembrance Day, marking centenary of First World War’s end

Trudeau is spending Remembrance Day weekend in France and his office says he will attend Armistice Day ceremonies in Paris today, marking the end of the “war to end all wars.” Back in Ottawa, Governor General Julie Payette will attend the national ceremony alongside Sajjan, after returning from Belgium where she attended additional commemorative events 11

November 9, 2018 5:13 PM Trudeau’s trade talk to be tested on 10-day, three country trip

Observers say Trudeau’s biggest test will be in the last two stops. He’ll try to convince countries in the Asia-Pacific region that Canada will pay more attention to a region where trade deals often depend on personal relationships. Foreign-policy experts who keep track of Canada’s trade interests there caution that Trudeau is likely to return home with a series 21

November 6, 2018 10:31 PM Justin Trudeau treads carefully on U.S. election day

While Americans were rendering their verdict on Donald Trump’s politics on Tuesday, Justin Trudeau was on CNN, talking about the “elephant and moose” relationship between Canada and the United States. Canada is still “massively outweighed” in that metaphor, Trudeau told CNN interviewer Poppy Harlow, but “will stand securely in our own strength and our own approach 14

November 6, 2018 7:52 PM Legal cannabis holds no special attraction for organized crime: memos

The memos, disclosed through the Access to Information Act, show officials from nine federal agencies became seized with the question early this year after media reports said questionable money was supporting legal medicinal marijuana enterprises. The internal notes say the use of offshore bank accounts for investing is not illegal, nor was there evidence 13

November 6, 2018 2:43 PM Trudeau says Canada could ratify new NAFTA even if U.S. tariffs stay put

WASHINGTON—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t ruling out the possibility that Canada will ratify its new North American trade deal with the United States and Mexico even if U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum exports are still in place. In an interview with CNN, portions of which are airing as U.S. voters cast ballots in pivotal midterm elections, Trudeau 13

November 5, 2018 4:23 PM Encana founder blames Trudeau for Newfield deal

Encana Corp.’s founder and former chief executive officer Gwyn Morgan said he’s disappointed by the driller’s $5.5 billion (U.S.) purchase of Newfield Exploration Co., which moves focus to the U.S. and dashes his hopes that the company would represent Canada on the world stage. Morgan, who named the oil and gas producer Encana to evoke “Energy Canada 11