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Nov 6, 2015

Canadian PM says not shutting door to idea of aid for Bombardier

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said he was not shutting the door on the idea of government aid for aerospace firm Bombardier Inc, which has run up big debts.

Trudeau said he would wait for a recommendation from Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, who has responsibility for the file. Bombardier’s struggles with its CSeries jet project have left the company saddled with debt and looking at a range of options to raise cash.

Nov 5, 2015

New Canada government backs Keystone pipeline: foreign minister

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s new Liberal government backs TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline, but does not want the project opposed by environmentalists to spoil relations with the United States, Foreign Minister Stephane Dion said on Thursday.

Washington has spent more than seven years deciding whether to approve the northern leg of the $8 billion pipeline, which would take oil from Alberta’s crude-rich tar sands to U.S. refineries.

Nov 5, 2015

Canada PM Trudeau sworn in, reveals diverse gender-equal Cabinet

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Liberal leader Justin Trudeau named a young, ethnically diverse and gender-equal Cabinet on Wednesday as he was sworn into office as Canada’s 23rd prime minister, marking the end of nearly a decade of Conservative rule.

Trudeau, 43, kicked off his majority government with some controversy with his decision to name an equal number of men and women to a slimmed-down Cabinet, the first time gender parity has been achieved in Canada’s team of ministers.

Nov 4, 2015

New Canada PM Trudeau sworn in, names Morneau finance minister

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Liberal leader Justin Trudeau named a corporate executive and political newcomer as his finance minister on Wednesday as he was sworn into office as Canada’s 23rd prime minister, promising a more optimistic government after a decade of Conservative rule.

Prime Minister Trudeau, 43, kicked off his majority government with some controversy by naming an equal number of men and women to a slimmed-down Cabinet, the first time gender parity has been achieved in Canada’s team of ministers.

Nov 4, 2015

New Canada PM Trudeau to name Morneau as finance minister -source

OTTAWA, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Incoming Canadian Prime Minister
Justin Trudeau will name political newcomer Bill Morneau as
finance minister when he unveils his Cabinet later on Wednesday,
a government source told Reuters.

Morneau, 53, is a former corporate executive who also headed
a major public policy think tank. He was elected to Parliament
for the first time in the Oct. 19 election that brought
Trudeau’s Liberals to power.

Nov 4, 2015

New Canada PM Trudeau to be sworn in, promising ‘sunny ways’

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Liberal leader Justin Trudeau will kick off his majority government with some controversy as he is sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime minister on Wednesday by naming an equal number of men and women to a slimmed-down cabinet.

Trudeau, the first son of a prime minister to take office in Canada and the second-youngest in the country’s history at 43, has grabbed international attention for his good looks and crowd-loving approach to politics.

Nov 2, 2015

Canada’s new PM to move quickly on pledges, faces refugee challenge

TORONTO, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Incoming Canadian Prime Minister
Justin Trudeau will move quickly to implement campaign promises
such as overhauling security legislation, sources in his party
say, but faces early challenges with pledges on Syrian refugees
and climate change.

The Liberal leader, who is expected to enjoy an extended
honeymoon after his massive Oct. 19 election win ended a decade
of Conservative governing, plans to call Parliament to return in
early December, the sources said, to start work on an agenda
which will also include middle-class tax cuts.

Oct 23, 2015

Canada’s annual inflation rate dips to 1.0 pct on cheaper gas

OTTAWA, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Canada’s annual inflation rate
dipped to 1.0 percent in September on lower prices for gasoline,
marking the 10th straight month it has been below the Bank of
Canada’s 2.0 percent target, Statistics Canada said on Friday.

A Reuters poll of analysts had predicted the annual rate
would be 1.1 percent in September, following August’s 1.3
percent rate.

Oct 20, 2015

Canada’s Trudeau faces big challenges on climate change

OTTAWA, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Newly elected Canadian leader
Justin Trudeau will arrive in office with a promise to improve
Canada’s battered environmental image, vowing a new strategy for
global climate negotiations in Paris this December.

But delivering policies to match the expectations will be
much tougher.

Trudeau has less than 40 days before the Paris conference
begins, hardly time for yet-unnamed energy and environment
ministers to get up to speed, let alone to forge a common
position with Canada’s provinces on carbon emissions cuts.

Oct 20, 2015

Canada’s Liberals eye seven candidates for finance minister

OTTAWA/MONTREAL (Reuters) – Former Canadian Finance Minister Ralph Goodale is among seven top contenders to run the department in the new Liberal government that was elected on Monday, a senior advisor to Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday.

Choosing a cabinet will be one of Trudeau’s top priorities before he and his cabinet are sworn in sometime over the next two to three weeks.

    • About David

      "I have been the National Political Correspondent in Canada for Reuters since 1999, focussing on politics, defence (in particular Canada's role in the Afghan War) and the environment. I won the award for Reuters Treasury scoop in 2009 for my work at the G20 summit. From 1995 to 1999 I worked in London, mainly covering foreign affairs, and from 1989 to 1995 I was stationed in Moscow where I covered the collapse of the Soviet Union and the many conflicts this helped trigger."
      Joined Reuters:
      1987
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      English, French, Russian
      Awards:
      Treasury scoop of the year 2009
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