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Canada looks set to hold off on Huawei 5G decision until after the election

The Canadian government believes there’s now less urgency to make a decision on whether to ban Huawei Technologies Co. from 5G telecommunications systems — and that decision could now come after the October federal election, officials familiar with the matter say.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government believes it’s facing less pressure from telecommunications firms than before…


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First canola, now pigs: China blocks imports from two Canadian pork producers amid diplomatic row

WINNIPEG/OTTAWA — China’s suspension of two Canadian pork exporters’ permits was due to a labeling problem, Canada’s agriculture minister said, adding that she was hopeful of it being resolved.China’s action against two Canadian pork companies, announced by Ag Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau on Wednesday, widened a diplomatic rift between the countries.On Thursday, Gary Stordy, spokesman for…


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Posthaste: Jason Kenney’s win in Alberta boosts Conservative coalition against Justin Trudeau

Good Morning!Another Canadian province is reportedly ‘open for business’. Jason Kenney’s UCP party swept into power in Alberta last night, bolstering a Conservative alliance comprising Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and federal Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer to challenge Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on issues ranging from resource reform bills and carbon taxes.Here’s…




SNC-Lavalin CEO didn’t get his $1.45 million bonus last year because of business turmoil

SNC-Lavalin CEO didn’t get his $1.45 million bonus last year because of business turmoil

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.’s business and political turmoil is taking a toll on its chief executive officer’s paycheque.Neil Bruce gave up his 2018 bonus “given the company’s financial results” after taking home a $1.45 million (US$1.1 million) reward the previous year, the Montreal-based engineering company said Tuesday. His overall compensation was down 13 per cent to…


As income pie shrinks, Ottawa and business community talk past each other

As income pie shrinks, Ottawa and business community talk past each other

Our collective share of the pie shrunk last year.You might have seen reports that the trade deficit remained an expanse of misery in January. The same day that Statistics Canada released those dreary numbers, it also published its annual report on the distribution of household wealth, or, if you prefer, “Distributions of household economic accounts…


SNC-Lavalin reshuffles leadership ranks, restructures amid poor performance

SNC-Lavalin reshuffles leadership ranks, restructures amid poor performance

As the political furor over whether SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. received special treatment from the Prime Minister dominates national headlines, the Montreal engineering and construction company has been suffering through its own, separate business drama — reshuffling much of its executive lineup this year in the face of losses and mishaps.On Thursday, the Montreal-based engineering company…


‘A hit to SNC’s reputation’: Chilean state-owned miner fires embattled company, adding to its woes

‘A hit to SNC’s reputation’: Chilean state-owned miner fires embattled company, adding to its woes

As it battles federal criminal charges in Canada, Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has found itself in a dispute with yet another government entity — the Chilean state-owned copper miner Codelco.On Monday, Codelco fired SNC from a $350-million contract to build two sulphuric acid plants, citing construction delays and quality issues.It marks a third front on…