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Saturday August 1 2015
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Ministers, Tory MPs pledge new cash, recycle old promises as election looms CANADA

OTTAWA - Federal cabinet ministers have made more than $1.4 billion in spending promises in the last two days, as the hours tick down to an expected election call. Since Thursday morning, the Conservatives have made 101 announcements offering either...

Ottawa closes sale of Canadian Wheat Board, name changes to G3 Canada Ltd CANADA

EDMONTON - The federal government has closed the book on the agency that once marketed almost all the grain produced by western Canadian farmers. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says Ottawa has finalized the sale of the Canadian Wheat Board to...

Denial by ship's owner delayed response on Vancouver fuel spill: report CANADA

VANCOUVER - The refusal by the owners of a grain carrier to admit that fuel had spilled from their vessel into Vancouver's English Bay slowed the reaction time to the emergency,...

Federal government moving to ban microbeads in personal care products CANADA

TORONTO - The federal government says it's developing regulations to ban the use plastic microbeads in personal care products. Microbeads are small particles that are used in a range of personal care products such as body scrubs and toothpaste....

Energy East pipeline will cost more than $12 billion, TransCanada says CANADA

CALGARY - It's looking like the Energy East project is going to get more expensive. TransCanada Corp., the company planning to build the controversial cross-Canada oil pipeline, had been estimating it would cost $12 billion. But on Friday,...

Ontario and Ottawa putting up $100M for Toyota expansion in southern Ontario CANADA

TORONTO - The federal and provincial governments have put aside their differences and teamed up to provide financial assistance to help expand Toyota's manufacturing operations in southern Ontario. The two governments will provide a total of...

Canada's frustrating dairy hardball could slow TPP talks, says New Zealand envoy CANADA

OTTAWA - Other parties around the bargaining table are growing exasperated with Canada for stonewalling their demands to pry open its dairy market as part of a major global free-trade deal. But cracks in the Canadian government's position have...

Report on environmental response to Vancouver oil spill set to be released CANADA

VANCOUVER - A report reviewing the coast guard's environmental response to a fuel spill in Vancouver's English Bay that soiled several beaches is expected to be released Friday. The independent review was commissioned by the Canadian Coast...

Duffy, Wallin, Brazeau Senate suspensions to end with dissolution of Parliament CANADA

OTTAWA - Three senators will see their suspensions without pay come to an abrupt end once an election is called, but only one will be get immediate, full access to perks and...

Economy shrank in May, fifth consecutive monthly decline, Statistics Canada says CANADA

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says real gross domestic product fell 0.2 per cent in May, the fifth consecutive monthly decrease. The federal agency says the drop was mostly a result of contractions in manufacturing, mining, quarrying and oil and gas...

Ontario Liberals accuse Harper of abandoning workers in the province CANADA

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberals waded into the looming federal election Thursday, accusing Prime Minister Stephen Harper of abandoning workers in the province by refusing to...

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