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Ottawa eases speed restrictions imposed after Saskatchewan derailment

Ottawa eases speed restrictions imposed after Saskatchewan derailment

OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau is easing speed restrictions placed on certain trains following a derailment in Saskatchewan earlier this month that spilled 1.2 million litres of crude oil and started a massive fire.
A timeline on rail disruptions by anti-pipeline protesters across Canada

A timeline on rail disruptions by anti-pipeline protesters across Canada

RCMP began enforcing an injunction earlier this month that prevents interference with construction of a $6.6-billion natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia.
A timeline of some Incident Response Group meetings

A timeline of some Incident Response Group meetings

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting today with the secretive Incident Response Group, a cabinet committee whose exact membership is kept under wraps.
After mill closure, anxiety mounts in N.S. rural communities dependent on forestry

After mill closure, anxiety mounts in N.S. rural communities dependent on forestry

ADVOCATE HARBOUR, N.S. — In a garage filled with a massive — and idle — road grader, Scott MacGillivary's anxiety grows as he wonders what's to become of his family following the closure of a Nova Scotia pulp mill that paid his bills.
Telus and affiliates tell customers they've already met Liberal rate-cut pledge

Telus and affiliates tell customers they've already met Liberal rate-cut pledge

OTTAWA — One of Canada's major mobile service providers appears to have set the stage for a battle with Ottawa over the timing of proposed wireless rate cuts.
Health care coalition calls on government for pharmacare funding in next budget

Health care coalition calls on government for pharmacare funding in next budget

OTTAWA — A coalition of 150 health care organizations and non-profits is calling on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to make sure there is funding in the coming federal budget to launch the first phase of a universal drug plan by 2022.
Trudeau confers with cabinet ministers as rail blockades continue

Trudeau confers with cabinet ministers as rail blockades continue

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in talks over the weekend with federal cabinet ministers as protesters opposed to a pipeline project in British Columbia continued to halt train service across parts of the country.
Trudeau cancels Caribbean trip amid pressure to end pipeline protests

Trudeau cancels Caribbean trip amid pressure to end pipeline protests

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has cancelled his planned trip to the Caribbean this week amid criticism over his government's handling of a series of anti-pipeline protests that have disrupted rail service in parts of Canada.
Alstom reaches preliminary deal to buy Bombardier train unit, report says

Alstom reaches preliminary deal to buy Bombardier train unit, report says

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. has reached a preliminary deal to sell its train division to French rail giant Alstom SA for more than US$7 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
Nurses' unions warn national standards for coronavirus protection too low

Nurses' unions warn national standards for coronavirus protection too low

OTTAWA — The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is warning that the federal public health agency's guidelines to protect front-line health-care workers from outbreaks of diseases like the novel coronavirus don't go far enough, and might be putting