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Made In Canada: A better oil and natural gas for tomorrow

Sometimes it requires traveling outside our borders to learn how others see us as a country. It’s true when we put a Canadian flag on our backpack …

Layoffs, loss of capital investment in oilsands to continue in 2018: CAPP

While Alberta’s oil industry celebrated the approval of Keystone XL and a slow increase in production in 2017, the head of the main lobby group …

You Said It: Wynne vs. Ford

<b>NO WAY</b>Regarding the recent poll of Ontario voters that had 19 per cent approving of the job the Ontario Liberals have done under Premier Kathleen …

After Week on Job, CN Rail CEO Tells Wall Street He's in a Hurry

Canadian National Railway Co.’s new boss is speeding up spending plans for new track and drivers as the carrier faces mounting pressure from …

Solar-Manufacturing Renaissance Already Falling Apart

Tariffs were supposed to drive a boom in U.S. solar manufacturing, but the biggest planned investment announced after tariffs is already being scaled …

Solar Power

India gives Trudeau list of suspected Sikh separatists in Canada

© Reuters. India gives Trudeau list of suspected Sikh separatists in Canada<p>NEW DELHI, Feb 22 (Reuters) - India has handed Canada a list of nine …

Canopy Growth Corp.'s Newest Acquisition Target Is Peculiar

The world's largest cannabis company has its eyes set on the world's premier manufacturer of morphine.<p>When it comes to the world's fastest-growing …

Cannabis

Five things you should know about before you start your work day on March 14

Howdy, Calgary-based correspondent Geoffrey Morgan bringing you up to speed on the day’s top business stories. First, the appetizer: The Canadian …

Why Tillerson's exit could shake oil markets

A number of analysts quickly predicted that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's ouster and Mike Pompeo's ascendance will ensure a more aggressive U.S. …

Oil

Loonie rises with oil prices as traders absorb rate outlook

(Reuters) - The Canadian dollar strengthened against the greenback on Wednesday, boosted by a rise in oil prices after strong Chinese factory activity lifted investor enthusiasm for commodities.<p>A Canadian dollar coin, commonly known as the "Loonie", is pictured in this illustration picture taken in …

A ‘Major Second Wave’ of U.S. Fracking Is About to Be Unleashed Upon the World

U.S. oil and natural gas is on the verge of transforming the world’s energy markets for a second time, further undercutting Saudi Arabia and …

This was not just an act of attempted murder in Salisbury – nor just an act against UK. It is an affront to the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons. https://t.co/iMh3CfvCy8

Everyone is taking sides in the Qatar crisis. Here's why these four North African states aren't.

By Youssef Cherif<p>Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt — the “Boycott Quartet” — have been trying to isolate Qatar since their embargo began in June. But in North Africa, their search for supporters failed remarkably. Despite the Gulf Cooperation Council’s significant investment …

North Africa

A North Korean ship was seized off Egypt with a huge cache of weapons destined for a surprising buyer

By Joby Warrick<p>, Reporter<p>Last August, a secret message was passed from Washington to Cairo warning about a mysterious vessel steaming toward the Suez Canal. The bulk freighter named <i>Jie Shun</i> was flying Cambodian colors but had sailed from North Korea, the warning said, with a North Korean crew and …

North Korea

Peru's President to face impeachment proceedings

<b>(CNN) —</b> Peruvian lawmakers decided to move forward with proceedings to impeach President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski amid allegations of bribery in connection to one of the largest corruption scandals in Latin America.<p>On Friday, lawmakers voted 93 to 17 in a motion to initiate the process of impeachment …

Russian spy: UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats

<b>The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in Salisbury, the PM says.</b><p>Theresa May said the diplomats, who have a week to leave, were identified as "undeclared intelligence officers".<p>The UK later told the UN Security …

Don’t treat us like North Korea: Canadian aluminum producers offended by Trump

A group representing Canada’s aluminum producers is angry that a seven-decade trade relationship with the U.S. is being undermined by President …

Russia Moves to Scrap Accords to Send Gas to Ukraine

Move, which comes amid tensions between nations, could affect flow of gas bound for Europe<p>By<p>Thomas Grove<p>Thomas Grove<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@tggrove<p>thomas.grove@wsj.com<p>MOSCOW—Russia is tearing up its contracts to supply Ukraine with natural gas, sparking another stand-off between Moscow and …

Russia

16 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in School

I am 28 now. I don’t think about the past or regret things much these days.<p>But sometimes I wish that I had known some of things I have learned over …

Trade war could spark food fight, California growers fear

Steel and aluminum may be the intended quarry of a trade war that President Trump has said would be "good" for the U.S. economy, but the casualties of the conflict could be food, agricultural economists warn.<p>China, the European Union, Mexico, Canada and other trading partners have sent strong …

Agriculture

Cannabis retailer Fire and Flower plans to open 30 stores, hire hundreds of people

Toronto cannabis retailer Fire & Flower is moving its headquarters to Edmonton, its CEO said Wednesday.<p>Fire & Flower stores will open in Alberta with …

‘Early adopter’ sells his Mississauga condo in Bitcoin | The Star

Starke said he isn’t aware of any other cryptocurrency-based condo sales in Canada, and neither is Shrosbree.<p>“I don’t know a single human being that …

Canada, top exporter of steel and aluminum to U.S., ‘flabbergasted’ by Trump’s tariff proposals

By Alan Freeman<p>OTTAWA — Canadians reacted with a mixture of anger, confusion and resignation this week to President Trump’s promise to hit U.S. imports of steel and aluminum with hefty tariffs, upending decades of economic cooperation and integration.<p>“We’re pretty consistently flabbergasted that …

5 Things to Realize About the Coming Cyber World War

A cyber aggressor could knock down utilities and disrupt banks, but U.S. cyber capabilities would prevail.<p>The assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the archduke of Austria-Hungary, at the hands of a Serbian nationalist, lit a fuse that ignited World War I, a catastrophe that slaughtered 17 million …

Assad Is Still Using Chemical Weapons in Syria

Neither the threat of U.S. action nor an Obama-era agreement appears to deter Bashar al-Assad.<p>UN investigators are looking into reports the Syrian regime used chemical weapons on at least two rebel-held towns in recent days. The reports mark at least the sixth time the regime of President Bashar …

Middle East

Australia considers banning ISPs from listing internet speeds they cannot provide

The Australian government is considering a bill that would make it illegal for ISPs to falsely advertise high internet speeds. Under the proposed legislation, lying about internet speeds would become a fineable offense that could cost ISPs that violate the law up to $1 million AUD.<p>Andrew Wilkie, a …

The SEC is probing cryptocurrency companies with initial coin offerings

The Securities and Exchange Commission sent subpoenas in recent weeks to dozens of tech companies and individuals who are involved in cryptocurrency, <i>The W</i><i>all Street Journal</i> reported Wednesday evening, citing anonymous sources.<p>The targets of the subpoenas include companies that have launched initial …

Canada’s phony debate about carbon taxes

Opinion: Most provincial and federal climate plans use carbon pricing as a revenue tool to fund government programs that subsidize inefficient carbon …

Trudeau's personal approval rating drops, but voters still back his federal Liberal Party: poll

While some say political panel shows offer little to the Canadian viewer outside of talking points, others say they offer a chance to burst out of …