Legal action continues over Churchill Falls deal despite overtures from Quebec to bury the hatchet.
Study says removing barriers could create gains across Canada as high as 3.3% of GDP.
Opponents concerned flooding may contaminate fish, other wild foods with methylmercury.
Report finds Labrador hydro project has problems with oversight.
The 439 projects are worth a record $122 billion in investment, up 7% over last year.
Fund will lift rules protecting fish plant workers to secure free trade with Europe.
Will make up for a real GDP decline of 4.8% in 2012 by growing by an estimated 6% in 2013.
Facility will support research to identify new oil recovery activities.
Projects in ocean technology, natural resources, and advanced manufacturing gets $1.8 million in funding.
Public service layoffs and program cuts have already started as anxious workers wait for more bad news.
Funding will assist R&D in priority sectors such as natural resource, ocean technology, and advanced manufacturing.