There are now more workers in retail, health care and social assistance than in manufacturing.
Expect Harper to emphasize major energy projects, including pipelines to take Alberta’s oil to tidewater.
Keystone XL has become a flashpoint for US environmentalists, who have branded it a symbol of “dirty oil”.
Canadian and US envoys are closely monitoring discord on the Peace Bridge Authority.
Tom Steyer says US will reap limited, “dirty” benefits from Keystone XL approval.
New Bank of Canada governor says missing US link is now coming in.
The railed oil would represent about 10% of Cenovus’ crude volumes.
Fraser Institute report slams plan as too costly.
Controversial pipeline wouldn’t be operational until 2018 if it’s approved.
Will make up for a real GDP decline of 4.8% in 2012 by growing by an estimated 6% in 2013.
Outstanding issues on the negotiating table include country-of-origin rules for vehicles.
Deals under that value will not be subjected to “net benefit” assessments.
Alberta’s energy regulator finds no oilsands companies affected by tailings reduction rules have met targets.
US, Europe growth is too slow to keep up with economies in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
21% of respondents expect to add employees in the July-September quarter, down two percentage points from Q3 2012.