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China Considers Stimulus to Boost Consumers, Ease Trade Risk

China may be poised to take more stimulus steps to drive an expansion showing renewed signs of health To read full article click

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Anti-Trudeau Bloc Takes Shape With Alberta Conservative Win

Alberta became the third major province in Canada over the past year to elect a conservative-leaning government in a growing front of opposition to Prime Minister Justin...

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Canada to fund 136 new projects to improve rail safety

The Government of Canada has announced plans to support 136 projects and initiatives in a bid to increase rail safety across the country. To read full article click

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Toronto councillors want more answers from province on transit plan

Toronto city councillors agreed Wednesday to “consider endorsing” the province’s transit plan, but want more answers before moving over federal money to Queen’s...

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A railroad connecting Alaska and Canada may be on track for development sooner than later

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — This week, the Alaska State Senate unanimously passed a resolution urging the U.S. Secretary of State to approve permits for the development of a...

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Minister Garneau responds to the 2018 Railway Safety Act Review Report

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, issued the following statement today: To read full article click

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Transport Canada's response to the 2017-2018 Railway Safety Act review report

Strengthening rail safety continues to be a top priority for Canadians. This is why the Minister of Transport accelerated the statutory review of Canada's Railway Safety...

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Ottawa says it will close some dangerous rail crossings, upgrade others

MONCTON, N.B. -- Ottawa says it will close particularly dangerous rail crossings and upgrade many others as it moves to improve rail safety. To read full article click

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Canada joins new German-France 'alliance' that doesn't include U.S.

OTTAWA -- Canada has formally joined a German-French coalition aimed at saving the international world order from destruction by various world dictators and autocrats -- and...

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Canada Business Sentiment Softens as Economy Slows; Loonie Falls

Canada’s recent economic slowdown and global trade tensions are hitting businesses confidence, according to a Bank of Canada survey. To read full article click

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Alberta election: If Jason Kenney wins Trudeau may be in for a headache, experts warn

Alberta voters head to the polls Tuesday and soon will find what party will take the provincial throne; NDP Leader Rachel Notley or United Conservative Party (UCP)...

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What Happens if the USMCA Doesn’t Happen?

The U.S. Congress has not yet ratified the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). To read full article click