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Retail sales rise 1.3 per cent to $55.2 billion in November as online shopping surges

Retail sales rise 1.3 per cent to $55.2 billion in November as online shopping surges

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says retail sales climbed 1.3 per cent to $55.2 billion in November, rising for the seventh straight month as Black Friday boosted online shopping.
More than one-fifth of Canadian companies will adjust pay if staff relocate: survey

More than one-fifth of Canadian companies will adjust pay if staff relocate: survey

TORONTO — More than one-fifth of Canadian companies say they will adjust their employee's pay if they move to a different location, according to a recent survey.
Payette fiasco shows need for stronger GG vetting process: LeBlanc

Payette fiasco shows need for stronger GG vetting process: LeBlanc

OTTAWA — Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc concedes Julie Payette's resignation as governor general shows a need to strengthen the process for vetting vice-regal appointments.
Veterans face increasing wait times for mental-health support at government clinics

Veterans face increasing wait times for mental-health support at government clinics

OTTAWA — Internal reports prepared by Veterans Affairs Canada show Canadian veterans have been waiting longer and longer in recent years to access psychiatric services and other medical support at government-run clinics.
Loss of Keystone XL pipeline expected to hurt future oilpatch growth: experts

Loss of Keystone XL pipeline expected to hurt future oilpatch growth: experts

CALGARY — Western Canada's oil producers will likely cope better with Joe Biden's cancelling of the Keystone XL presidential permit than they did with the same move by ex-president Barack Obama in 2015, an industry analyst says.
Canadian Press NewsAlert: Julie Payette resigns as Governor General

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Julie Payette resigns as Governor General

OTTAWA — Julie Payette has resigned as Governor General, saying Canadians deserve stability in uncertain times. Payette says she is sorry for the tensions that have arisen at Rideau Hall in the past months.
TC Energy cutting more than 1,000 Keystone XL construction jobs as work halted

TC Energy cutting more than 1,000 Keystone XL construction jobs as work halted

CALGARY — TC Energy Corp. is planning to eliminate more than 1,000 construction jobs related to its decision to halt work on its Keystone XL pipeline expansion project. The company suspended work on the project Wednesday as U.S.
In wake of decision to kill Keystone XL, Biden's first foreign-leader call? Trudeau

In wake of decision to kill Keystone XL, Biden's first foreign-leader call? Trudeau

WASHINGTON — If Joe Biden's decision to kill off Keystone XL is supposed to sound the death knell for Canada-U.S. relations, you wouldn't know it from the newly minted president's call sheet.
PBO says reformed fiscal stabilization program to cost Ottawa $4.5 billion

PBO says reformed fiscal stabilization program to cost Ottawa $4.5 billion

OTTAWA — Reforms to a federal support program for provinces will nearly triple the cost to Ottawa next year, with the price tag projected to be about $4.5 billion, says Canada's parliamentary budget officer.
As Alberta debates coal mining, industry already affecting once-protected Rockies

As Alberta debates coal mining, industry already affecting once-protected Rockies

Coal mining is already having an impact in Alberta's Rocky Mountains even as debate intensifies over the industry's presence in one of the province's most beloved landscapes.