Alberta premier wants a firm guarantee on completion of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by a fixed date.
Internal pressure from the Quebec caucus pressured government to offer financial assistance.
Canada’s western premiers support Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s vision of a national strategy to jointly develop, lobby, sell and sustain the country’s energy resources.
It may be the slowest quarter in 10 years for mergers and acquisitions, but Canadian deals are up from Q4 of 2011 with transactions worth $48.7 billion, says a PwC Canada report.
Canadian manufacturers are expecting a moderate hiring climate in the first quarter of 2012, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey report.