Category Archives: Construction

Liberals highlight contrast with Conservatives on abortion, guns

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau aimed Wednesday to distinguish the Liberals from Erin O'Toole's Conservatives with promises to enshrine abortion services in the Canada Health Act and toughen measures to ban an array of firearms. The pledges came in a Liberal r...

Infrastructure bank CEO says agency may spend more on zero-emission buses

OTTAWA — The head of a federal infrastructure financing agency says he has seen a shift in the types of transit projects cities want to build as they opt for zero-emission buses in lieu of large-scale subways. Canada Infrastructure Bank chief

Indigenous services minister says more support needed for people in Nunavut

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government needs to do more to support people living in Nunavut, particularly when it comes to the territory's long-standing housing crisis.  The Liberal politician made his f...

Feds pour $120 million into affordable housing in Brampton; 300 families moving in

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is pouring nearly $120 million into affordable rental units in Brampton, Ont. The money is set to be used to build a 26-storey building that has been described as being

B.C. doctor wants action to prevent children falling from windows

VANCOUVER — A pediatric neurosurgeon in British Columbia is urging caregivers to take steps to prevent children from falling from windows and balconies after two kids have died from their injuries so far this year. Dr. Ash Singhal of B.C.

Massive restoration of Parliament’s Centre Block to cost up to $5 billion

OTTAWA — The massive restoration project underway at Parliament's Centre Block will cost up to $5 billion and continue at least until 2030, federal officials say. Construction on the traditional seat of the House of Commons and Senate is expected to

B.C. to launch compulsory skilled trades certification system

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is launching a compulsory skilled trades certification system that it says will strengthen economic recovery by addressing labour shortages and supporting higher-paying, more stable jobs. Premier John Horgan t...

A timeline of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project

July 2008: TC Energy Corp. — then called TransCanada Corp. — and ConocoPhillips, joint owners of the Keystone Pipeline, propose a major extension to the network. The expansion, dubbed Keystone XL, would carry hundreds of thousands of barrels of oilsand...

Business leaders in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin urge court to keep Line 5 operating

WASHINGTON — Political "brinksmanship" in Michigan risks allowing Enbridge Inc. to abandon plans for a $500-million tunnel that would protect an ecologically sensitive Great Lakes waterway from the controversial Line 5 pipeline, business leaders warned...

Cabinet’s ability to award Buy American exemptions ‘strenuously limited,’ Biden says

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden set some Canadian pulses racing again Wednesday with more tough Buy American talk, telling Congress he has "strenuously limited" cabinet members from granting exemptions to the 88-year-old protectionist doctrine.  In th...