Calgary Votes 2017: ‘Nasty, partisan’ campaign heads to its climax | National Post

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For one political wonk, the apogee of the mayoral battle’s final debate boiled down a campaign that’s dredged up ugly heat and put an incumbent’s once-safe reign in doubt.

‘The war on coal is over:’ Trump administration to terminate Obama’s climate plan – Technology & Science – CBC News

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The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Why did TransCanada cancel $12 billion Energy East pipeline project? – The American Energy News : The American Energy News

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Reasons include Canadian regulatory uncertainty, changed economics, opposition in Quebec and from First Nations

Federal government could erase debt by 2060, while most provinces face bigger fiscal woes: PBO – Politics – CBC News

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The federal government’s bottom line is on a sustainable path that could see Ottawa eliminate the national debt entirely in about 40 years, a new report from the parliamentary budget officer said Thursday.

TransCanada won’t proceed with Energy East pipeline – Business – CBC News

TransCanada says it won’t proceed with its Energy East pipeline and Eastern Mainline proposals.
Russ Girling, the Calgary-based energy company’s chief executive officer, said in a statement that National Energy Board and Quebec officials will be informed TransCanada won’t go forward with the applications
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Jagmeet Singh chosen as new federal NDP leader – The Globe and Mail

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Jagmeet Singh, the first member of a visible minority to lead a major federal political party, says his campaign for Prime Minister has already started.
Mr. Singh’s ecstatic supporters, many wearing colourful turbans similar to those sported by the new NDP Leader, leapt into the air and danced with joy on Sunday when their candidate secured victory by taking more than half the votes on the first ballot in the race to lead the party.

Install water meters for all residents, urges Ecofiscal Commission – British Columbia – CBC News

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In most Metro Vancouver municipalities, residents pay a flat rate for water no matter how much they use, but some economists worry the current system doesn’t cover the true cost of clean water or sewage services.
The Ecofiscal Commission released a report on Tuesday looking at how municipalities can improve fiscal and environmental sustainability of water systems. The first step, they say, is for all residential and commercial users to install water meters.

Why owning a home is bad for you – Macleans.ca

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The fears these parallels raise are well understood: Everyone from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to Paul Krugman, the Princeton University economist, have drawn comparisons between Canada’s housing bubble and that of the U.S. before the fall, warning of a sell-off that would erase tens of thousands from the net worth of the average Canadian family. .

Jagmeet Singh is a risk, but NDP should bet on the future: Editorial | Toronto Star

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It’s been a lousy, dispiriting couple of years for federal New Democrats. Justin Trudeau kicked them down the stairs in the 2015 election. Then they dumped their hapless leader but watched him stick around for one of the longest leadership contests on record. .

Canadians now owe $1.68 for every $1 disposable income they earn as debt burden grows | Financial Post

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Statistics Canada says the amount Canadians owe compared with their disposable income climbed higher in the second quarter.
The agency says household credit market debt as a proportion of household disposable income increased to 167.8 per cent, up from 166.6 per cent in the first quarter.

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