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Ontario court fines Mitsubishi Electric $13.4M for rigging bids for car parts

OTTAWA — Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has been fined $13.4 million by Ontario's Superior Court of Justice after the Japanese auto parts company pleaded guilty to three counts of rigging bids.
Loonie takes a hit from lumber duties expected to result in job losses

Loonie takes a hit from lumber duties expected to result in job losses

MONTREAL — U.S. duties on softwood lumber imports helped drive the Canadian dollar to its weakest level in more than a year on Tuesday, with the U.S. move expected to inflict job losses on rural communities in coming months.

Environment minister celebrates World Penguin Day by posting puffin video

OTTAWA — What, some Canadians are wondering, has the Liberal government's environment minister been puffin? Catherine McKenna was trying to mark World Penguin Day with a simple tweet accompanied by a cute video of penguins frolicking in the wild.
Quebec announces plan to help forestry sector in wake of U.S. duties

Quebec announces plan to help forestry sector in wake of U.S. duties

QUEBEC — The Quebec government is offering as much as $300 million in loans and loan guarantees to help protect the province's forestry sector against softwood lumber duties levied by the United States.

Alberta needs new operations centre to manage disasters: minister

EDMONTON — Alberta is looking at building a new operations centre to better manage how it responds to disasters such as the Fort McMurray wildfire.
Loyalties of Canadian hockey fans divided entering next round of NHL playoffs

Loyalties of Canadian hockey fans divided entering next round of NHL playoffs

MONTREAL — With just two Canadian teams standing after the first round of the NHL playoffs, not everyone is rooting for a Stanley Cup final showdown between the Ottawa Senators and the Edmonton Oilers. Take Dan Fougere, for example.

Dairy, lumber: Trump team signals broader renegotiation of NAFTA

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's surprisingly caustic complaints about trade with Canada in recent days could be setting the stage for a broader renegotiation than previously signalled of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Calgary couple accused of abusing nieces and nephew to learn fate in June

CALGARY — A couple accused of abusing their two nieces and a nephew with implements that included wooden spoons, needles and barbecue forks are to learn their fate in June.

P.E.I. says it's No. 1 in Canada when it comes to recycling and composting

CHARLOTTETOWN — When it comes to recycling and composting, residents of Prince Edward Island can now boast they're the best in Canada. The P.E.I.
Great-West to cut 1,500 jobs over two years, part of business transformation

Great-West to cut 1,500 jobs over two years, part of business transformation

WINNIPEG — Great-West Lifeco will cut 1,500 positions over the next two years in response to changing technology and customer expectations, the financial services company said Tuesday.