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Canada climate push spells uncertainty for oil sands

PARIS – Canada’s newly elected government is committed to being a strong ally in global efforts to curb climate change, but it is unclear yet what that will mean for its vast oil patch, Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna said on Wednesday. “We are committed to moving to a low-carbon economy and we need to look at what ...

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Conservative Canadian leader fighting to stay in power

TORONTO — Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s nearly 10 years in power could end next week, along with his dream of shattering Canada’s image as a liberal bastion. Harper, one of the longest-serving Western leaders, is seeking a rare fourth term in Monday’s election but polls show him narrowly trailing Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, the son of late Prime Minister ...

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Charges brought in Lac-Megantic oil train disaster

OTTAWA – Charges were brought on Monday in connection with the 2013 oil train crash that killed 47 people and flattened the heart of the Quebec village of Lac-Megantic, the Canadian government said. Montreal Maine & Atlantic Canada Railway Ltd and its affiliate, the Montreal Maine & Atlantic Canada Co., along with Robert Grindrod, chief executive officer of the railway ...

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