December 3rd, 2021

Business

Air Transat and WestJet sign codeshare deal for transatlantic travel

By The Canadian Press on November 19th, 2021

MONTREAL – Air Transat and WestJet have agreed to co-operate on a codeshare agreement for transatlantic travel. The deal will allow travellers to book flights to Europe involving both airlines on a single ticket with through-checked bags. Under the arrangement, WestJet’s code will be placed on Air Transat flights to select cities in Europe, while ... Read More »

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Modi vows to repeal India farm laws after prolonged protests

By Sheikh Saaliq, The Associated Press on November 19th, 2021

NEW DELHI (AP) – In a surprise announcement, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday his government will withdraw the controversial agriculture laws that prompted yearlong protests from tens of thousands of farmers and posed a significant political challenge to his administration. The decision is a major climbdown by Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party government, which ... Read More »

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Trudeau says he raised EV tax credit, Buy American, Line 5 with Biden during summit

By The Canadian Press on November 18th, 2021

WASHINGTON – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he directly raised concerns about a proposed electric-vehicle tax credit, Buy American rhetoric and the cross-border Line 5 oil pipeline with U.S. President Joe Biden. Trudeau made the remarks on Thursday night following a trilateral summit with the American leader and his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, ... Read More »

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Paper Excellence takeover of Domtar set to close after Competition Act approval

By The Canadian Press on November 18th, 2021

RICHMOND, B.C. – Domtar Corp.’s pulp mill in Kamloops, B.C., will be sold as its takeover by B.C.-based Paper Excellence cleared its final hurdle with Canadian Competition Act approval. The companies say the facility will be sold to resolve the Competition Commissioner of Canada’s concerns about the implication on the purchase of wood fibre from ... Read More »

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S&P/TSX composite slips despite higher crude prices, energy sector gains

By The Canadian Press on November 18th, 2021

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index was relatively flat despite gains in the energy sector as crude prices partially recovered from recent weakness. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 15.48 points to 21,637.54. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 60.10 points at 35,870.95. The S&P 500 index was up 15.87 points ... Read More »

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‘A backlist Christmas’: Booksellers fear stockouts amid supply chain woes

By Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press on November 18th, 2021

TORONTO – As COVID-19 restrictions shuttered bookstores across the country last year, Dundurn Press president and publisher Scott Fraser says he feared the crisis would deliver a death blow to one of Canada’s largest independent publishing houses. But since then, Fraser says the Toronto press’s sales have rebounded as many Canadians appear to have emerged ... Read More »

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López Obrador keen to engage Trudeau on Indigenous reconciliation challenges

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press on November 18th, 2021

OTTAWA – President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is keen to engage Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on finding ways to heal relations with Indigenous Peoples in his country, says the Mexican ambassador to Canada. López Obrador says Canada and Mexico can share experiences on healing their respective relationships with Indigenous Peoples, Juan José Gómez Camacho, the ... Read More »

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Burnaby refinery maintaining fuel supply as Trans Mountain remains closed

By The Canadian Press on November 18th, 2021

CALGARY – The Trans Mountain pipeline remains idled due to flooding, but British Columbia’s gasoline supply is secure for now. Up to 40 per cent of gasoline sold in B.C. normally arrives in the province as a refined product through the Trans Mountain pipeline. The pipeline was shut down Sunday due to flooding and extreme ... Read More »

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‘I don’t know’: Biden noncommittal on including Canadian vehicles in EV tax credit

By The Canadian Press on November 18th, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden isn’t making any promises about whether he’s willing to alter his controversial tax credit proposal for new electric vehicles. Biden, meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office, says that’s one of the issues the two leaders will talk about. Later today, Trudeau, Biden and Mexican President ... Read More »

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Lopez Obrador keen to engage Trudeau on Indigenous reconciliation challenges

By The Canadian Press on November 18th, 2021

OTTAWA – The Mexican ambassador to Canada says President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador is keen to engage Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on finding ways to heal relations with Indigenous Peoples in his country. Juan Jose Gomez Camacho, the Mexican ambassador to Canada, tells The Canadian Press that Lopez Obrador says Canada and Mexico can share ... Read More »

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