Alberta energy war room must avoid online morass, preaching to choir: experts

Tzeporah Berman only learned of her cameo appearance at an Alberta government news conference about its so-called energy war room after a flood of nasty messages. Industry advocate Robbie Picard held a poster calling the prominent environmentalist an “enemy of the oilsands” as he introduced Premier Jason Kenney at the Calgary event. Berman says dozens of violent, sexist social media […]

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Controversial reforms stalled until politicians win back our trust

For those who care more about good policy than party politics, there are unpleasant conclusions to be drawn from the federal election. The obvious one is that it was a case of policy overreach leading to failure. The less obvious one is that decades of misbehaviour by both sides have alienated so many people from the political process and turned […]

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Pakistan says to get $3.4 billion in budgetary aid from ADB

ISLAMABAD, June 15 (Reuters) – Pakistan will receive $3.4 billion in budgetary support from the Asian Development Bank (ABD), the de facto finance minister said on Saturday, as the government seeks help to overcome a ballooning balance of payments crisis. Last month, Pakistan reached an accord in principle with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a three-year, $6 billion bailout […]

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Federal government commits $18 million towards Hamilton airport ‘modernization’ project

Hamilton’s airport is about to begin a four-year, $38 million infrastructure project that will support future growth, particularly on the cargo side of its business. Hamilton-West Ancaster Dundas MP and Canada’s Minister of Seniors Filomena Tassi has announced federal funding of more than $18 million, about half the cost of the work, which includes runway upgrades and extensions and improved […]

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Winnebago Reports Earnings Above a 'Golden Cross'

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (WGO) makes motor homes and recreational vehicles that are becoming more luxurious as the economy grows. The stock closed Thursday, June 13, at $36.23, up 49.6% year to date and in bull market territory, rising 83.3% since trading as low as $19.77 on Dec. 18. The stock set its 2019 high of $37.81 on June 14. Analysts […]

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Gold Miners Could Reward Long-Suffering Shareholders

Gold miners are returning to life after a long slumber and could reward gold bugs and other bulls with superior returns in coming months. Sector gains may be widespread, with participation at all capitalization levels and the potential for the strongest components to post six- and seven-year highs. Better yet, there's no rush to get on board because major mining […]

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UK's Hammond says he would not serve under a no-deal Brexit prime minister

LUXEMBOURG, June 14 (Reuters) – Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond said he would not serve under a prime minister who was prepared to leave the European Union without a deal, as proposed by Boris Johnson and other contenders to become Britain’s next leader. Hammond, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of EU finance ministers in Luxembourg on […]

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