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Tax writeoffs coming for off-road electric cars, Trudeau tells miners

Tax writeoffs coming for off-road electric cars, Trudeau tells miners

OTTAWA — Canada is making off-road electric vehicles and automotive equipment eligible for immediate tax writeoffs in a bid to encourage Canadian companies to buy them, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.
Saskatchewan premier says coronavirus not a factor in election call

Saskatchewan premier says coronavirus not a factor in election call

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he made a mistake when he gave the novel coronavirus outbreak as a reason why he's not committed to a provincial election in October.
Work on Coastal GasLink pipeline to resume, but impasse on pipeline remains

Work on Coastal GasLink pipeline to resume, but impasse on pipeline remains

OTTAWA — Work has resumed on a natural gas pipeline in British Columbia at the centre of protests that have disrupted both rail and road traffic across the country, but questions remain about how opponents to the project will react to workers and the
Trudeau calls for input from industry, citizens, Indigenous groups on climate

Trudeau calls for input from industry, citizens, Indigenous groups on climate

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling on industries, citizens, and Indigenous groups to help shape the future of Canada's climate policy.
Quebec activists maintain rail blockades despite tentative deal in B.C.

Quebec activists maintain rail blockades despite tentative deal in B.C.

MONTREAL — Rail blockades in Quebec remained in place on Monday in spite of a draft deal reached Sunday in British Columbia between Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs and senior government ministers.
Advice to stockpile supplies can cause undue concern over COVID-19: Tory MP

Advice to stockpile supplies can cause undue concern over COVID-19: Tory MP

OTTAWA — Shoppers across the country were loading carts with everything from gas cans to cat litter in response to warnings from top health officials to stock up on supplies in case of a major outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Canada.
Federal efforts to award contracts to Indigenous businesses hit snags: docs

Federal efforts to award contracts to Indigenous businesses hit snags: docs

OTTAWA — A federal push to get more Indigenous-owned businesses to bid on government contracts has been slowed by issues over how the data is collected since before last summer, according to internal government documents.

Global Affairs providing assistance to 13 Canadians detained in Ethiopia

Global Affairs Canada says officials are fully engaged with authorities in Ethiopia after 13 Canadians were detained there last week.
Ex-PM Joe Clark campaigns for Security Council seat in Africa, Persian Gulf

Ex-PM Joe Clark campaigns for Security Council seat in Africa, Persian Gulf

OTTAWA — Former prime minister and foreign minister Joe Clark faces a tough slog during his travels to the Persian Gulf and Africa to campaign for Canada's bid for the United Nations Security Council, analysts said Monday.
Manitoba Liberal leader calls on Ottawa to forgive personal, government debts

Manitoba Liberal leader calls on Ottawa to forgive personal, government debts

WINNIPEG — The leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party has written to the prime minister to ask for a debt relief program for individuals and governments across Canada — a request that one economist says is a bad idea and a recipe for steep inflation.