Canadian energy projects more difficult to get to completion: analysts
Canadian law agencies reluctance to provide enforcement for approved projects is among competitive disadvantages.
Ottawa steps into ‘Ring of Fire’ debate with Doug Ford
The mineral-rich deposits were discovered in a region inhabited by Indigenous peoples, provincial governments have been trying to develop them since 2007.
Disasters foretold: Boeing 737 Max 8 and Lac Megantic
Is the erosion of regulations to blame for notorious transportation tragedies?
Federal Court of Appeal to release Trans Mountain decision
Four BC First Nations filed challenges after the federal government approved the project a second time last June.
Climate activists disgusted over USMCA’s environmental shortfalls
Green groups lobbied US Democrats to insist on changes, including binding standards for emissions.
Internet code of conduct goes into effect for 10 big service providers
The code is the CRTC’s answer to a soaring number of complaints about internet services, such as “bill shock” caused by unexpected extra fees or price increases
Fish, sausage, even honey: Food fraud is hidden in plain sight
While the extent of global food fraud is difficult to quantify, the CFIA suggests it affects 10% of commercially sold food.
Air Canada, WestJet scrub Boeing 737 Max from schedules until June
Ottawa banned the 737 Max from the skies last March following two fatal crashes.
White House proposes guidelines for regulating the use of AI
…but the vagueness of the principles announced by the White House is unlikely to satisfy AI watchdogs.
‘You can call anything a national concern:’ Alberta questions federal carbon tax
Ottawa argues that authorization for the tax comes under the Constitution’s peace, order and good government clause.
First Nation alleges Ottawa withheld info during Trans Mountain consultation
Indigenous groups arguing in the court the Canadian government predetermined the outcome before its latest approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Premium Brands down on indirect fallout of China’s swine fever outbreak
Company says prices for specialty pork products it imports from Europe spiked because China is importing much more pork.
UN reports increasing violations of Iran nuclear deal
Iran maintains its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.
B.C. site testing over 700 samples of kombucha for alcohol levels
Alcohol is a normal byproduct of the fermentation process but levels can increase as kombucha products sit.
Alberta budget weakens environmental, climate monitoring: Opposition
Budget also includes spending cuts at the agency responsible for approving and assessing energy development in the province.