Trans Mountain construction work can go ahead as National Energy Board re-validates permits

CALGARY – The National Energy Board has cleared the way for construction to resume on portions of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project by re-validating all the orders and decisions it enjoyed before its permits were overturned last year. Read More

David Rosenberg: Deflation is still the No. 1 threat to global economic stability

What’s driving the recent dovish actions of central banks around the world? The answer is deflation, still the No. 1 threat to global economic stability. Read More

Elizabeth Warren declares war on private equity ‘vampires’ in new plan for Wall Street

Elizabeth Warren unveiled a policy proposal this week to slap new rules on private equity and “useless speculation” on Wall Street while rolling back President Donald Trump’s deregulation of the financial industry. Read More

Ottawa is working hard to land trade deals abroad that businesses at home have never heard of

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged European partners this week to finalize Canada’s trade deal with the EU, a push that came with his government facing a tough sales job at home: getting domestic firms to use it. Read More

Canadian retail trade unexpectedly dips as bad weather hits food, drink sales

OTTAWA — The value of Canadian retail trade unexpectedly dipped by 0.1 per cent in May, the first decline in four months, as bad weather hit sales of food and drink, Statistics Canada data indicated on Friday. Read More

Canada close to a deal with EU on possible fix to WTO deadlock brought on by Trump block

OTTAWA — Canada and the European Union are close to agreeing a possible temporary solution to a U.S. block on appeals in disputes at the World Trade Organization (WTO), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday. Read More

Fake meat is ‘no laughing matter’: Plant-based protein will be worth $85-billion by 2030

The market for plant-based protein is set to surge over the next decade as part of an agricultural revolution in technology, according to UBS Group AG. Read More

Real estate investment firm Timbercreek hunts beyond Canada’s borders for undervalued REITS

Timbercreek Asset Management Inc., a Canadian real estate investment firm, plans to more than double its exposure to publicly listed companies amid an increasingly competitive private market. Read More