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Canadian Chamber of Commerce sees carbon pricing as a necessity; Albertans rally in support of oil industry

Canadian Chamber says carbon pricing about environmental protection, not political gain

Canada’s top business representative says it supports carbon pricing.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, which represents hundreds of thousands of businesses, says its members accept carbon pricing as the cost of doing business in the country. But, business officials say there’s a concern various levels of government use the pricing for political gain instead of focusing on environmental protection.

Rallies call for more support, fewer roadblocks for oil industry

Albertans want Ottawa to provide more support for the struggling energy industry.
On Sunday, a convoy of hundreds of vehicles made its way through Grand Prairie in protest of Bill C-69, a proposed overhaul of how resource projects are reviewed for environmental impacts. Protestors in Calgary also held a rally, calling for more pipeline construction to move oil out of Alberta.

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Trudeau looks for exit in Saudi arms deal

Justin Trudeau wants out an arms deal with Saudi Arabia.
The PM has been criticized for lack of action after the Middle Eastern country was accused of being involved in the murder of a US journalist. Trudeau has warned pulling out of the armoured vehicle trade deal, worth $13 billion, could come with huge penalties for Canada.

Detained Canadians allowed contact with Global Affairs

Global Affairs Canada is connecting with two men arrested in China.
The two Canadians were detained due to alleged threats to national security according to Beijing. They’ve been allowed consular service by a Canadian ambassador. The arrests came shortly after Huawei’s CFO was detained in Vancouver, wanted on alleged trade crimes in the US.

Trudeau says no chance of early federal election

Justin Trudeau says a spring election is not in the cards.
The PM says he wants to stop the rumours of the Liberals considering an early federal election next year. He says Canadians can be assured they’ll be heading to the polls in late October.

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