13 March

Canada is weighing a multi-billion dollar aid package for industries hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak, such as the tourism, energy and hospitality sectors, a source directly familiar with the matter said on Friday. Such an aid package would help Canada’s 10 provinces take their own action to provide relief for families, workers and employers, […]

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12 March

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks at an even hosted by the C.D. Howe Institute on March 12, 2020. EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney believes Alberta is only beginning to feel the effects of a "perfect storm" of global events impacting the provincial and federal economies. Kenney told guests hosted by the C.D. Howe Institute while […]

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12 March

Canada appears on the brink of recession as the economy takes a double hit from the coronavirus and tanking oil prices, ramping up pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to deliver a fiscal stimulus package. Bank of Nova Scotia, the country’s third-largest lender, became the first major Canadian bank to forecast the country will […]

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11 March

Volume 0% Alberta economy grappling with coronavirus fears and oil price drop Alberta Premier Jason Kenney flew to Ottawa on Wednesday with a list of demands and a key message for the prime minister to focus on the economy. Kenney and his fellow premiers are to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau amid growing concerns […]

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11 March

A passenger wearing a protective mask, protective glasses, a plastic face shield and gloves waits to check in at Milan’s Linate airport on March 11, 2020, a day after Italy imposed unprecedented national restrictions on its 60 million people Tuesday to control the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus. Good Morning! Canadians are increasingly panicked about their families […]

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11 March

The energy-rich Canadian province of Alberta will curtail oil production if necessary to help an industry which is set to start laying off workers in response to a global price war, its premier said on Wednesday. Premier Jason Kenney said he was worried crude-by-rail shipments could plunge as a result of the price slump to […]

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10 March

Economists in Canada are scrambling to revise down their growth forecasts on tumbling oil prices that are stoking fears of a recession. Rising coronavirus concerns prompted economists to start reducing gross domestic product estimates last week. Monday’s plunge in oil prices is sending them back to the drawing board to consider a much more dire […]

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10 March

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government will do whatever it takes to rescue the province from an oil price collapse and he wants the federal government to step up as well. “This is not just about Alberta. As Alberta goes, so goes the national economy,” Kenney said in Calgary on Monday, after markets closed […]

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10 March

Economists in Canada are scrambling to revise down their growth forecasts on tumbling oil prices that are stoking fears of a recession. Rising coronavirus concerns prompted economists to start reducing gross domestic product estimates last week. Monday’s plunge in oil prices is sending them back to the drawing board to consider a much more dire […]

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05 March

Chief Madeek (Jeff Brown), front left, hereditary leader of the Gidimt’en clan, and Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Namoks (John Ridsdale), front right, carry a flag while leading a solidarity march after Indigenous nations and supporters gathered for a meeting to show support for the Wet’suwet’en Nation, in Smithers, B.C., on Wednesday January 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN […]

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