Feds hiding legitimate concerns over oil sands pipelines, critics say
Unpublished report says potential toxic effects and environmental threats from bitumen pipelines are relatively unknown.
Ottawa reports $3.3B deficit for first eight months of 2014-15
Fiscal monitor shows the federal books received a boost from a $6.5-billion drop in the government’s direct program spending.
NB takes go slow approach on offshore energy accord with Ottawa
Natural Resources Canada said the province has not made a request to initiate formal discussions.
Feds contract Irving Shipbuilding to build naval patrol ships
Program expected to cost $3.5 billion, up from an initially proposed $3.1 billion when the ships were announced in 2007.
Linamar gets $101M in federal, Ontario funds for $507M expansion
Auto parts manufacturer has promised to create 1,200 jobs at its Guelph, Ont. plant over the next 10 years.
Ottawa to punish resource firms breaking social responsibility rules abroad
Feds to with withdraw support from mining and energy companies that don’t resolve disputes with local communities.
Ford opts out of Ontario for engine plant, union says
Federal, Ontario governments suggest the automaker wouldn’t to job and economic requirements.
Tax cuts? Ottawa must first consider falling oil prices
Falling oil prices could derail the government’s plans to cut taxes and table a balanced budget in 2015, economists say.
Feds considering lifetime bans for companies that violate TFW rules
Maximum fines could increase to $100,000, specifically for violations that have resulted in financial benefit.
Tories face de facto sole source deal in second coast guard chopper contract
AgustaWestland, Airbus Helicopters Canada and Sikorsky have all signalled they won’t be submitting bids.
Ottawa’s budget balancing act to restrict growth, job creation: PBO
Economy likely to advance by 2.1% this year and remain above potential growth rate until 2018.
PM tabs Oliver to replace Flaherty in Finance
Oliver is widely respected within the Harper cabinet and is well known on Bay Street.
Jim Flaherty steps down as finance minister
Planning return to private sector after eight years in cabinet.
Feds look to Australia for pointers on “Made in Canada” campaign
The federal budget promised a private-sector led committee to develop a formal Made in Canada system.
BC, federal government sign agreement on Canada Job Grant
Agreement in principle includes the renewal of the Labour Market Agreement, renamed the Canada Job Fund.