‘Complete and utter disrepair:’ Business groups slam Ottawa’s changes to transportation bill

‘Complete and utter disrepair:’ Business groups slam Ottawa’s changes to transportation bill

OTTAWA — Business groups are warning that a recent motion introduced by the Minister of Transport could put shippers at a further disadvantage to Canada’s rail firms, leaving companies worse off than before Ottawa introduced its sweeping transportation bill last year. A coalition of business associations said the minister’s rejection of two key Senate amendments…

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Oil is having a really bad day

Oil is having a really bad day

LONDON — Oil prices fell today as the dollar remained near a four-month high, but worries that U.S. President Donald Trump will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal underpinned the market. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude for June delivery was US$1.22 cents down at $67.35 a barrel, after settling 47 cents higher on Monday.…

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‘An absolute gong show’: Move over Vancouver, Canada’s craziest housing market is now in Whistler

‘An absolute gong show’: Move over Vancouver, Canada’s craziest housing market is now in Whistler

Move over Vancouver — you’re no longer Canada’s craziest property market. Benchmark property prices in Whistler, the ski town two hours north, have now surpassed those in the Pacific Coast city. Businesses are buying million-dollar properties to house employees as living costs drive out workers. The cost of visiting has also spiralled, with overnight rates…

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