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The Morning Brief - 06.11.19

Posted by Bruce Carson on Jun 11, 2019 8:55:10 AM

NATIONAL ISSUES

Economy—Bill C-48, tanker ban and Bill C-69, no more pipelines, Update

 

Bills C-48 and C-69, Update

There are two more sitting weeks left for the House of Commons, due to rise for the summer recess on Friday, June 21 and then overtaken by an election call for a voting day in October. There seems less urgency now to recall the Senate and the House for a summer session to pass the bill that would implement the new NAFTA deal, the USMCA. If Canada’s progress on implementation is to follow along the same track and at the same pace as the United States, then it will be after the election before that bill is taken up for discussion in a new parliament.

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Weekly Roundup #25

Posted by New West Public Affairs on May 31, 2019 2:02:07 PM

The government of Premier Jason Kenney has been moving at a breakneck pace since being sworn in May 21 with regular business of the first session of the 30th Legislature underway.

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The Morning Brief - 05.30.19

Posted by Bruce Carson on May 30, 2019 9:23:27 AM

NATIONAL ISSUES

Economy—Bank of Canada on Interest Rates and the U.S. Fed—Vice President Pence meets with Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Freeland, an Opportunity to Clear the Decks on two matters: the New NAFTA and China

 

Bank of Canada and Interest Rates and U.S. Fed 

As virtually unanimously predicted by financial analysts, the Governing Council of the Bank of Canada maintained its interest rate at 1.75% where it has been since last October. The communique issued by the Bank expressed optimism about the Canadian economy.

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The Morning Brief - 05.28.19

Posted by Bruce Carson on May 28, 2019 7:46:07 AM

NATIONAL ISSUES

Economy—B.C. Court of Appeal and the Trans Mountain Pipeline; what’s Next?

 

The Court Decision and Building a Pipeline

Unlike the Federal Court of Appeal decision of last August, the B.C. Court of Appeal decision was unequivocal in support of federal jurisdiction and because of that there is no need for further studies or consultations about federal jurisdiction regarding interprovincial pipelines.

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The Morning Brief - 05.16.19

Posted by Bruce Carson on May 16, 2019 9:25:21 AM

NATIONAL ISSUES

Economy—Bills C-48 (tanker ban) and C-69 (no more pipelines) Update—Removal of U.S. Steel and Aluminum Tariffs, Update

 

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The Morning Brief - 05.15.19

Posted by Bruce Carson on May 15, 2019 8:56:10 AM

NATIONAL ISSUES

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman and the House of Commons Defence Committee

 

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The Morning Brief - 05.13.19

Posted by Bruce Carson on May 13, 2019 10:51:20 AM

NATIONAL ISSUES

Economy—Job Numbers for April and Related Economic Data—Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s “Platform for Prosperity”

 

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The Morning Brief - 05.06.19

Posted by Bruce Carson on May 6, 2019 8:11:51 AM

NATIONAL ISSUES

Economy—Saskatchewan Court of Appeal Decision in the Carbon Tax Case

 

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The Morning Brief - 04.29.19

Posted by Bruce Carson on Apr 29, 2019 10:05:39 AM

NATIONAL ISSUES

Economy—Surplus Reported in The Fiscal Monitor—Trans Mountain Pipeline and National Unity

 

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The Morning Brief - 04.25.19

Posted by Bruce Carson on Apr 25, 2019 8:17:05 AM

NATIONAL ISSUES

Economy—Bank of Canada on Interest Rates, Revised Economic Growth Forecast and Effect on Finance Minister Morneau’s Budget Forecast

 

Bank of Canada, Interest Rates and Growth

Background:

To the surprise of no one, the Bank of Canada announced yesterday morning that the overnight rate target would remain at 1.75%. This was basically forecast after Governor Poloz’s speech to the Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce a couple of weeks ago. Economic growth has been slower than originally thought or predicted so rates stay low to provide stimulus.

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