New Canadian opposition leader faces fight to defeat Trudeau

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, May 28 : Andrew Scheer, a social conservative who now heads Canada’s main opposition party, faces a formidable rival in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he bids to heal a divided party and fend off charges he is a closet extremist. Scheer, a low-profile 38-year-old former speaker of the House of […]

Canada ready to impose pollution caps, fuel tax on provinces

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, May 19 : Canada has planned to impose a cap on pollution in provinces that refuse to adopt a national price on carbon, setting up a potential fight with the country’s powerful energy-rich west. Last December the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reached a deal with eight of the […]

Kinder Morgan treads minefield in post-vote British Columbia

By Ethan Lou and John Tilak CALGARY, Alberta/TORONTO, May 17 : British Columbia could become a minefield for Kinder Morgan Inc, with the recent provincial election results expected to weigh on the US company’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and plans for a Canadian initial public offering. The Canadian province’s pro-energy Liberals Party won the election […]

Liberals win tight poll in Canada’s British Columbia, lose majority

By Nicole Mordant VANCOUVER, May 10 : The ruling Liberal Party squeaked to victory in British Columbia elections, but it lost its majority after 16 years in power as the left-leaning New Democrats picked up seats, preliminary results showed. The Liberals will now form the Western Canadian province’s first minority government in 65 years, and […]

US Commerce chief says Canadian trade threats ‘inappropriate’

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, May 6 : US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said today that threats of retaliatory trade actions from Canadian officials “are inappropriate” and will not influence final US import duty determinations on Canadian softwood lumber. “We continue to believe that a negotiated settlement is in the best interests of all parties and […]

Canada hits back in lumber dispute, threatens action against US

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, May 6 : Canada struck back at the United States over a lumber dispute, threatening to ban shipments of US thermal coal from Pacific ports and suggesting sanctions against products from Oregon. Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will defend the timber industry against what he calls an unfair […]