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Nov 6, 2015

Canada PM disappointed on Keystone but sees fresh start with Obama

OTTAWA, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin
Trudeau said on Friday he was disappointed at the U.S. decision
to block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline but didn’t see it
standing in the way of improving relations between the two
countries.

While Canada’s newly elected Liberal government had backed
Keystone XL, Trudeau made clear he would not adopt the same tack
as Canada’s outgoing Conservatives, who irritated some in the
U.S. administration with constant pressure to approve a project
that would have carried Canadian crude to the United States

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 3, 2015

TransCanada’s Energy East must pass robust review -Liberal source

OTTAWA, Nov 3 (Reuters) – While TransCanada Corp
has moved to delay the U.S. review of its Keystone XL oil
pipeline, its planned Energy East project in Canada could go
ahead if it passes a robust environmental review, a senior
Liberal Party source said on Tuesday.

Incoming Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spoken
positively about Energy East, which would ship Alberta and
Saskatchewan crude oil to eastern Canada. But he has also said
the project, which is opposed by environmental groups, needed
community support.

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 30, 2015

Canada GDP up for third month after five-month fall

OTTAWA, Oct 30 (Reuters) – The Canadian economy grew in
August for the third straight month after contracting in the
first five months of the year, with oil and gas continuing to
recover and manufacturing also making a contribution, Statistics
Canada said on Friday.

Gross domestic product showed an inflation-adjusted increase
of 0.1 percent, as forecast in a Reuters survey of analysts,
following more substantial boosts of 0.4 percent and 0.3 percent
in June and July, respectively.

Oct 26, 2015

Canada Liberals to start fighter competition afresh

OTTAWA, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Canada’s incoming Liberal
government intends to completely restart the competition for
fighter jets to replace its aging CF-18s, rather than relying on
the proposals already made under the outgoing Conservatives, a
Liberal source said on Monday.

He said the Liberals, who declared during their successful
election campaign that they would not buy Lockheed Martin Corp’s
F-35 stealth fighters, would put out a new “request for
proposals,” with a redesigned list of what the new planes will
be required to do.

Oct 26, 2015

Canadian firms seek U.S. lumber deal renewal to avoid trade fight

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Canadian forestry industry said on Monday it is seeking a simple roll-over of an expired 2006 softwood lumber export agreement with the United States in hopes of preventing a fresh trade fight over the product.

Canada and the United States have a long history of battling over softwood lumber, which in Canada generally comes from government-owned land and which the U.S. side says is subsidized or underpriced.