TransCanada says it has secured enough customers to proceed with Keystone XL pipeline

SALT LAKE CITY — The Canadian pipeline company that set out a decade ago to build the $8-billion Keystone XL oil pipeline across the Great Plains said Thursday it had secured enough shipping orders to proceed with construction. A statement released by TransCanada stopped short of making a commitment to construct the 1,189-mile pipeline from Hardisty,… Please follow and like us:

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The Kinder Morgan pipeline and Pacific salmon: Red fish, black gold

By Sarah L. Alderman, Research Associate in Environmental Physiology, University of Guelph. Sockeye salmon need strong hearts to migrate long distances. An oil spill could hurt their survival. (AP Photo/Gary Stewart, File) Amid continued controversy, Kinder Morgan is poised to break ground on its $7.4 billion Trans Mountain Expansion Project. When the pipeline is complete, it… Please follow and like us:

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China’s US surplus jumps as trade with world picks up

China’s trade surplus with the United States expanded last year, raising the possibility of fresh blowback from President Donald Trump who has often bashed Beijing over the issue and fanned fears of a trade war. The increase came despite a tumble in China’s global surplus as domestic demand spurred a rally in imports. The figures on… Please follow and like us:

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Rebooting Canada’s failed NAFTA strategy

By Danny Lam, Research Associate Environment & Security, University of Waterloo. Canada’s NAFTA strategy is in big trouble. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen here meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in February 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick) Canada’s NAFTA strategy is in trouble, to the extent that… Please follow and like us:

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Meat is not the ‘new tobacco,’ and shouldn’t be taxed

By Sylvain Charlebois, Professor in Food Distribution and Policy, Dalhousie University. Is meat the new tobacco? Some are suggesting it is, and urging a “sin tax” on beef, pork and other meats. (Shutterstock) The idea of having to pay a sin tax for environmentally detrimental foods is gaining more support. For some, eating meat is a… Please follow and like us:

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Higher prices, reduced hours: Restaurants & mininum wage hikes

By Michael von Massow, Associate Professor, Food Economics, University of Guelph. Chris Stevens, owner of Kaboom Chicken restaurant in Toronto, hands an order to a customer in December. Ontario’s new $14 per hour minimum wage took effect Jan. 1 and Stevens has already taken steps to ensure his restaurant can afford the added expense. THE CANADIAN… Please follow and like us:

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This week, it was colder in Florida than it was in Alaska

But don’t let the weather fool you about the climate. Orange you glad it didn’t snow harder? Wikimedia Commons Though it sounds like a factoid ripped straight from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, experts confirmed that Jacksonville, Florida really was colder than Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday. With strange weather fronts and severe storms blowing across the… Please follow and like us:

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Canada granting US border agents ‘expanded’ powers

Canada has passed new legislation that expands the authority of US customs and border officers working at Canadian airports, a move civil liberties groups say may put the rights of Canadian travellers at risk. Bill C-23, also known as the Preclearance Act of 2016, gives several new powers to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers… Please follow and like us:

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SEC Cyber Team Files First Charges Against ICO Scam

The recently formed cyber unit of the United States Security and Exchange Commission filed its first charges Monday after obtaining an emergency asset freeze to stop an alleged Initial Coin Offering (ICO) fraud. In a complaint filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, the SEC claimed Dominic Lacroix and his startup PlexCorps have been scamming… Please follow and like us:

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Free trade studies agreed on as Li meets with Canadian PM Trudeau

Premier Li Keqiang and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meet the press after the second meeting of the Annual Dialogue between the Chinese premier and the Canadian prime minister in Beijing, Dec 4, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] China and Canada are willing to conduct feasibility studies toward a free trade agreement in an open and pragmatic manner, Premier… Please follow and like us:

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How Free Trade Helps Americans Have Higher Incomes and More Jobs

The Trump administration continues to move on its campaign promise to restructure the North American Free Trade Agreement, with round five of NAFTA negotiations starting last week. In the heat of the discussions between officials from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, it’s easy to lose sight of the benefits that free trade affords all Americans.… Please follow and like us:

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Two of the Biggest Threats to the Stability of the World Economy Are Hiding in Plain Sight

In the early 1990s, transnational corporations (TNCs) in the agriculture, services, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing sectors each got agreements as part of the WTO to lock in rights for those companies to participate in markets under favorable conditions, while limiting the ability of governments to regulate and shape their economies. The topics corresponded to the corporate agenda… Please follow and like us:

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NAFTA negotiators hold new talks amid fears of collapse

After three months of thorny negotiations, fears of a breakdown are hanging in the air as the US, Mexico and Canada begin new talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement Friday. The fifth round of talks on updating the 23-year-old deal will be a low-key affair, with the top trade officials from all three countries… Please follow and like us:

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Canadians have mixed feelings about free trade with nation: Report

Canadians see both opportunities and challenges associated with a possible Canada-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA), according to the results of public consultations by the Canadian government. Canadians recognize the significant opportunities for Canadian businesses and consumers offered by the Chinese market, and the importance of China for the future of the global economy, according to a… Please follow and like us:

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Canadian, Australian stock markets vie for Israel tech firm listings

By Shoshanna Solomon The Nasdaq and the New York Stock exchange may the most aspired-to destinations for many Israeli entrepreneurs, but Canada is now joining Australia in competing for a piece of the pie. “Israel is second only to California in terms of success in the tech space,” Robert Peterman, VP of global business development of… Please follow and like us:

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