Thursday, May 17, 2012

Canadian political news for Thursday, May 17, 2012

Federal Politics


'Food-insecure' Canada rebukes UN official

UN official sparks debate over Canadian food security

Harper ministers blast “patronizing” UN envoy for “ridiculous” right-to-food visit

Conservatives asking court to quash Council of Canadians robocalls claim.

MacKay hints Labrador base promises might not be kept

Opposition wants answers on Chinese firm's telecom deals

Aglukkaq says activists hurt Inuit ability to feed families

Lawyers challenge Ottawa's move to erase immigration backlog

RCMP conducted 5-month probe into leaked F-35 story

Canada axes $5M foreign studies program

NDP launches hearings over massive budget bill

Debut NDP budget hearing resembles anti-Tory echo chamber

Mulcair takes page out of 1980s' Grits playbook

Mulcair’s oil-sands musing risks halting NDP momentum

British Columbia Politics


B.C. minister denounces 'ignorant' Mulcair remarks

Alberta Politics


Redford calls Mulcair 'divisive and ill-informed'

Redford fumbles the oil sands file

Saskatchewan Politics


3 who pleaded guilty running in Poundmaker election

Sask. eases rules for foreign-trained doctors

Saskatchewan approves 3 additional MLAs

Wall continues verbal duel with Mulcair

Lobbying registry not intended to ‘vilify’ lobbyists: Sask. Party

Ontario Politics


Smug Liberals should realize human price of Ornge fiasco

Ontario hunters angered their info stored in U.S.: Tory MPP

Quebec Politics


Quebec moves to restore order as striking students clash with police

Quebec moves to end 14-week mass student strike

Quebec law would suspend classes affected by strike

New Brunswick Politics


Blaney's resignation sparks byelection questions

Nova Scotia Politics


N.S. leaders trade insults over power rate hike

Mental health plan unveiled in N.S.

Prince Edward Island Politics


Opposition accused of 'political games' on HST

HST meeting hears cost concerns

Newfoundland and Labrador Politics


Liberal MHA calls for tanning bed ban

Nunavut Politics


Nunavut addictions treatment program postponed

Local Politics


Saskatoon: Saskatoon's inner city homes could see $20/month tax hike

Saskatoon: New rules target escort agencies

Toronto: Mayor Ford to miss city hall rainbow flag-raising

Toronto: How Toronto’s transit plan takes taxpayers for a ride

Toronto: Plan to tear down Gardiner has died

TSX, Stocks, Dividends


Canadian Derivatives

Canadian Market Summary

Stock Market Report: Closing Summary

Indices & Constituents

New Company Listings & Initial Public Offerings - Current

TSX turns lower on U.S. data, Europe

Fortune Minerals Begins Trading on the OTCQX

IIROC Trading Halt – JEC (All Issues)

IIROC Trade Resumption – JEC (All Issues)

IIROC Trading Halt – PMA

IIROC Trading Halt – OSK (All Issues)

IIROC Trading Halt – HWO (all issues)

IIROC Trade Resumption – HWO (all issues)

IIROC Trade Resumption – VNP

Aimia Inc. announces closing of offering

DATA Group Inc. Announces May 2012 Dividend

Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust Announces Release of Q1 2012 Financial Results and Cash Distribution for May 2012

Killam Properties Inc. Announces Monthly Dividend

Exchange Income Corporation Announces May 2012 Dividend

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend

Canada's international transactions in securities, March 2012

Canadian Economy


Americans and Canadians Feel They Have Lost Out with NAFTA

Federal public service braced for 10,000 more job cuts, group says

Federal study suggests relocating EI recipients to regions with labour needs

Canadian wholesale sales driven higher by autos

Wholesale trade up 0.4 per cent in March: StatsCan

Cross-border shopping a $20B economic drain

Ghiz and Dexter ask feds to tread lightly on EI

Bank of Canada Review

Wholesale trade, March 2012

Commodities


Oil dips further below $93 on euro crisis concern

Crude Oil, Gold May Recover as Greece Eurozone Exit Fears Digest

Copper sinks on weak euro, nears year-to-date low

Brent falls below $109, Greek fear weighs

Guest Commentary: Gold & Silver Daily Outlook 05.17.2012

Crude Oil, Gold May Recover as Greece Eurozone Exit Fears Digest

Global gold Q1 demand down 5%, value up 16%

PRECIOUS-Gold off 4-1/2 month low on increased physical buying

Supply and disposition of refined petroleum products, March 2012

Supply and disposition of natural gas, October to December 2011

Canadian Dollar "Loonie"


Canadian dollar lower amid rising fears over health of Greek, Spanish banks

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs


Foreigners sell Canadian securities in March

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust Announces May 2012 Monthly Distribution

Canadian Resources Income Trust Declares Monthly Distribution

SCITI Trust Declares Monthly Distribution

WesternOne Equity Income Fund Announces Cash Distribution for May 2012

Morguard Sunstone Real Estate Income Fund Announces May Distribution

Crombie REIT announces monthly distribution

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust Announces May 2012 Monthly Distribution

WesternOne Equity Income Fund Announces Cash Distribution for May 2012

Credit/Stock Rating


Barclays upgrades Canadian Pacific Railway

Canadian Companies/Industry News


Sears plans to spin off big piece of Canada stake

RBC, Credit Suisse among bidders for BofA wealth units: sources

Enbridge plans huge Canada, US pipeline expansion

Enbridge plans reversal of oil pipeline to supply central Canada

UK agency approves BlackBerry 7 OS for government

Canadian Pacific Railway chief Fred Green, chairman, four directors step down as proxy battle winds up

CP Rail CEO resigns in victory for dissident Ackman

Acura recalls over 56,000 cars in N. America

Imperial Oil considering sale, conversion of its refinery in Dartmouth, N.S.

Dartmouth refinery up for sale

Point Lepreau engineers in strike position

Canadian Pacific announces results of 2012 annual meeting of shareholders

First Samsung Store to Open in Canada

HTC One S now available in Canada

Richard Chandler Corporation Announces Acquisition of Shares of InterOil Corporation

Western Financial Group announces acquisition of major Victoria insurance brokerage

TC Media acquires a majority stake in Redux Media

Canadian Western Bank to settle National Leasing Group Inc. contingent consideration

Saskatchewan Potash for Burma (Myanmar)

Gale Force increases ownership of Texas Reef Properties, announces new CFO and Controller

Novik Inc. - 90% increase in adjusted EBITDA - First quarter 2012 highlights

Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust Announces Release of Q1 2012 Financial Results and Cash Distribution for May 2012

Kootenay Announces Progress Update of New NI 43-101 Resource Calculation on Promontorio Silver Project. Ongoing Metallurgical, Environmental Baseline and Geotechnical Studies Aimed at Fast-Tracking Development Process

CVTech Group Inc. reiterates its recommendation to vote for the current directors

El Nino Ventures Inc. Announces High Grade Zinc, Lead and Silver on Phase II 18,000 metre Drill Program at Murray Brook Polymetallic Deposit, in the Bathurst Mining Camp, New Brunswick

Gold Reserve Announces Notice of Right of Repurchase for 5.50% Senior Subordinated Convertible Notes due 2022 and Proposed Restructuring for Noteholders

Imperial Oil evaluating the future of its Dartmouth Refinery

ACE Aviation announces that Due Bill trading will apply to the initial distribution announced on May 9, 2012

LIONSGATE TO RELEASE FISCAL YEAR 2012 FULL YEAR AND FOURTH QUARTER EARNINGS AFTER MARKET CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012, AND TO HOLD ANALYST AND INVESTOR CONFERENCE CALL ON THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012

Vermilion Energy Inc. Announces Senior Management Appointments

Best Buy Canada launches its first Android App

Publication of Laurentian Bank's 2nd quarter results 2012

Qu├ębec-based funds key to outstanding fundraising growth in the first quarter of 2012

HSBC Bank Canada sells C$1 billion notes

Legal News


Notice from the Office of the Secretary - IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, AS AMENDED - AND - IN THE MATTER OF SYSTEMATECH SOLUTIONS INC., APRIL VUONG AND HAO QUACH

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