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Obama’s Pacific trade push gathers steam

US President Barack Obama’s push to create the world’s largest free trade zone spanning the Pacific gained momentum on Sunday as Canada and Mexico followed Japan into accession talks. At a regional summit in his native Hawaii, Obama said harnessing the huge trade potential of the dynamic region was vital as he wooed countries…

State Department endorses oil sands pipeline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A proposed $7 billion Canada-to-Texas pipeline cleared a major obstacle on Friday with the release of U.S. State Department review that suggested it would have limited environmental impact. The report found that the Keystone XL pipeline by itself would not likely boost output of Alberta’s oil sands…

Canada loses charismatic opposition chief to cancer

Jack Layton, whose popularity and political skill helped his New Democrats surge past the Liberals to become Canada’s official opposition earlier this year, has died at the age of 61. The charismatic and well-respected Canadian politician had appeared before the media on July 25 to announce in a halting voice…

No theories on Canada plane crash: police

Investigators still do not know why a Boeing 737 with 15 people on board crashed in the Canadian Arctic, killing 12 people and injuring three others, police and the jet’s owner First Air said Sunday. The three survivors — one of them a seven-year-old girl — were in stable condition…

Jet crash in Canadian Arctic leaves 12 dead

TORONTO (Reuters) – Twelve people died when a First Air jet crashed at Resolute Bay in the Canadian Arctic, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp said on Saturday. CBC said the chartered Boeing 737 had been traveling from Yellowknife, capital of the Northwest Territories, with 15 people aboard, including four crew members,…

Canadian government falls, election set for May

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Opposition politicians drove Canada’s Conservative government out of office on charges of sleaze and mismanagement on Friday, setting the scene for an early May election that polls indicate the Conservatives will win. Opposition legislators threw papers in the air in glee after voting 156-145 in the House…

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