Monday, April 30, 2012

VIDEO: Euro crisis threat to Canada

Canadian political news for Monday, April 30, 2012

Federal Politics


New Canadian legislation on cluster bombs weak and 'an insult': critics

Mulcair vows to fight Harper government secrecy

Tory stumbles and NDP strength spell trouble for Liberals

A year in, Harper’s lost more ground in majority than two minorities

Prince Charles, Camilla to visit Toronto, Regina and New Brunswick

Canadian banks received 'secret' bailout: Think-tank

Banks got $114B from governments during recession

No secret fed bank bailout: Flaherty official

Canadian linked to 'Kadhafi plot' held in Switzerland

Opposition wants Commons speaker given new powers to keep unruly MPs in line

Hearing on Toronto voters list irregularities continues

Baird orders stop to federal art selloff

Mulcair vows to fight for transparency

Tories blasted over $1-million ‘bread and circuses’ royal tour

Canadian Governor General on official visit to Barbados

British Columbia Politics


B.C.'s Christy Clark: Nowhere to go but up

Two top bureaucrats resign from B.C.'s Liberal party

Alberta Politics


Alberta regaining economic strength

Saskatchewan Politics


Two years on, government says it's Leaner

Ontario Politics


NDP say McGuinty gave Tory Witmer WSIB job in hopes of getting a majority

Hydro rate increase kicking in

Nova Scotia Politics


Nova Scotia government starts moving civil servants to locations outside Halifax

Prince Edward Island Politics


Liberal backbencher raises concerns over dialysis amalgamation

Local Politics


Fredericton: Uncontested candidates urge voters to cast ballots

Saint John: Saint John seeks to protect forest, watershed

TSX, Stocks, Dividends


Canadian Derivatives

Canadian Market Summary

Stock Market Report: Closing Summary

Indices & Constituents

New Company Listings & Initial Public Offerings - Current

Enerplus Announces Cash Dividend for May 2012

TSX heads lower amid slowing Canadian economy

Maple Group extends bid for TMX Group

TSX hits highest level in nearly a month

Top shareholder says confident in SNC-Lavalin

Canadian Economy


Carney’s debt warnings at odds with monetary policy

Canada GDP drop cools talk of rate hikes

Europe must balance stimulus, debt: Bank of Canada

Bank reforms are half-way done, FSB's Carney says

Canadian economy shrinks slightly in February

Florida's new Cuba trade law frustrating Canada, Brazil

Parks Canada hit by latest federal job cuts

Commodities


Oil hovers below $105 as US, China growth slows

Gold holds above $1,660/oz on monetary easing talk

Oil steady above $119 on stimulus hopes

REFILE-Oil pricing agencies propose self-regulatory code

Oil falls near $104 on European economic concern

Iraq, Saudi oil helps cover Iran drop, boosts OPEC output

Copper shaken from 1-month high as dollar rises

Guest Commentary: Gold & Silver Weekly Outlook for April 30 - May 4

Canadian Dollar "Loonie"


Exchange rate, Canadian dollar (CAD)

Latest (30 April 2012): EUR 1 = CAD 1.2985

Dollar falls as economy falters in February

Daily noon exchange rates (five-day)

USDCAD Slammed By Growth Fears, JPY Resilient Despite BoJ Easing

What to Do with the USDCAD at 2012 Lows

Canada Dollar Falls as Economy Decline Trims Rate View

Daily closing rates, past five days

USDCAD Resistance Clustered between 9900-9925

Canadian Companies/Industry News


Stoneshield Plots Twelve New Drill Holes, Stakes Further Ground at Goldtooth

Coalspur acquires additional strategic coal leases in Hinton region

Greater China Capital Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire an Option to Earn a 50% Interest in the Hebecourt Project from Northern Skye Resources Ltd.

General Financial Group Ltd. acquires shares of Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc.

Enerplus Announces Cash Dividend for May 2012

Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. Signs Socio-Economic Participation Agreement with Five Kaska First Nations

Discovery Air Inc. (TSX: DA.A) announces its results for the year ended January 31, 2012

Churchill Announces Release Date, Conference Call and Webcast for First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Permit decision suspends El Morro construction

Goldcorp says court suspends Chile project green nod

Chrysler's Windsor plant suspends production as parts supplier strikes

Acadian Lines union hopeful of ending dispute

BRIEF-Wesdome Gold Mines debentures offering of up to C$7 mln

BRIEF-Timminco to further extend CCAA stay period

Gibson Energy to release first quarter 2012 results and hold Annual General Meeting

IGY Immune Technology & Life Sciences Purchases Manufacturing Facility to Produce Purified Immunoglobulin Y (IgY)

Pacific Rubiales announces farm-in on PPL237 License and Triceratops structure, onshore Papua New Guinea

Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. Signs Socio-Economic Participation Agreement with Five Kaska First Nations

Goldcorp stops work at Chile mine

First Nickel resumes operations at Ontario mine

Firm quarter, murky outlook seen for Canada lifecos

Natural gas supplier accused of forging B.C. contracts

Telemarketers to foot bill for 'do not call' enforcement

OC Transpo cuts 5 senior managers

Via Rail to delay speed increase to 160km/h

Legal News


Conrad Black's return to Canada in the hands of immigration department

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Canadian political news for Sunday, April 29, 2012

Federal Politics


Kevin Page talks about two ‘different books’ on F-35 purchase

Canada closes visa section in Tehran embassy

Low Liberal support due to Mulcair honeymoon, Rae says

Dalai Lama thanks Harper for visit

Canada GG due today

Harper Conservatives win journalist’s award for most secretive government

Liberals across Canada are being hoist with their own petard

Tories accused of bungling another military purchase

Tamils in limbo after Canadian crackdown on human smugglers in Thailand

Canada Condemns Latest Church Attacks in Nigeria

Alberta Politics


Danielle Smith didn't see what was coming on eve of election

Quebec Politics


Penashue not worried about Quebec Innu court bid

Young Quebec NDP MPs forced to sit on their hands

Powerful student group shoots down Charest's revised offer on tuition fees

Newfoundland and Labrador Politics


Watchdog will be more active, open: Tory vice-chair

Yukon Politics


Yukon NDP hold annual convention

Local Politics


Toronto: City surplus expected to double

Canadian Economy


Public sector workers brace for 3rd wave of notices

Bank reforms are half-way done, FSB's Carney says

Canada right to deny IMF: Kent

Real Estate Market


Home prices in Canada fall

Canadian Companies/Industry News


Ex-SNC-Lavalin exec arrested in Switzerland

Legal News


Conrad Black slated for release from prison this week

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Canadian political news for Saturday, April 28, 2012

Federal Politics


Foreign affairs minister John Baird slams 'terror attacks' in Ukraine

Banking expert suspects Fantino bank documents are forgeries

Cuts force Environment Canada to trim monitoring of emissions, water

Canada, Brazil forge educational deal

NDP soft on Genghis Khan? Twitterverse mocks Harper's Hitler gaffe

Twitter satirists gleefully seize on Harper's ham-handed Hitler reference

Coyne: Stifling debate on abortion won't make it go away

Den Tandt: One year into majority government, Harper's Conservatives seem to have misplaced their hidden agenda

Senate looks to youth for insights into cyberbullying

Hawkish Baird urged Libyan rebels to keep up fight

NDP asks Elections Canada to investigate Conservative donor

Dalai Lama meeting supporters in Ottawa

Resource development a rocky road for feds

Etobicoke Centre voting irregularities under scrutiny

Foreign Affairs prepares to cut, diplomatically

RCMP to 'modernize' its health-care coverage

Opposition MPs demand separate environment bill

Canadian program funds training for Somalis

Untrustworthy Tories, socialist NDP, bumbling Grits: Poll puts a pox on all

Harper unbound: An analysis of his first year as majority PM

British Columbia Politics


B.C. Supreme Court gives Health Canada time to rewrite dried pot rules

B.C.’s Christy Clark, the political chameleon

Alberta Politics


Late Switch Propelled Progressive Conservatives to Win in Alberta

Three days from Alberta vote, cracks in Wildrose were showing

Alberta trade envoy cleared of conflict allegation

Ontario Politics


PC Elizabeth Witmer quits, altering Ont. legislature's balance of power

Liberals get chance for majority as byelection triggered

Province promises jobs for graduating midwives

Quebec Politics


Quebec dismisses scientists' concerns over plan to protect half of northern territory

Quebec offers to stretch tuition hike over 7 years

Prince Edward Island Politics


Family Ties program cuts highlighted in legislature

Local Politics


Winnipeg: New coins causing headaches at Winnipeg meters

Ottawa: City nets extra $1.4M in parking revenue

Toronto mayor says reducing speed limit is 'nuts, nuts, nuts, nuts'

TSX, Stocks, Dividends


Canadian Derivatives

Canadian Market Summary

Stock Market Report: Closing Summary

Indices & Constituents

New Company Listings & Initial Public Offerings - Current

TSX rises for second straight week after series of losses

No deal in sight as Maple deadline for TMX nears

Canadian Economy


Conservatives hit the road to sell EU deal

Canada to offer more insight on blocked deals

Flaherty takes another swipe at Ontario’s fiscal outlook

Canadian Dollar "Loonie"


Why is the Canadian Dollar So Strong?

Loonie hits $1.02 US

Canadian Companies/Industry News


Goldman shutters Canadian "dark pool" trading ops

TransCanada looks at possible eastbound pipeline to ship crude

Foreign wage rates irk Manitoba unions

NewPage buyer reaches N.S. Power deal

Friday, April 27, 2012

VIDEO: More F-35 Ammunition

Canadian political news for Friday, April 27, 2012

Federal Politics


Dalai Lama, Prime Minister Stephen Harper to hold 'courtesy meeting'

Feds deny lobbyists influenced weakening of fisheries protections

The budget implementation bill: What happens next?

Conservatives, NDP statistically tied in new poll

Harper’s brand hits ‘new low’ amid robo-call, F-35 scandals: poll

Friday's evidence in the Wrzesnewskyj election challenge

CSIS watchdog to be cut in budget

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz defends travel expenses

British Columbia Politics


Tax marijuana, says B.C. mayors' coalition

Alberta Politics


Wildrose candidate says advance polls had irregularities

Paul Hinman says he wasn't paid for 'do-nothing' committee

Elections Alberta apologizes for lost poll book

Manitoba Politics


Manitoba immigration email did not break rules: Speaker

Ontario Politics


Unfair to subsidize GO Trains but sell off Ontario Northland, NDP says

New Brunswick Politics


10 municipal races with the most candidates

Local Politics


TTC buses must run on time, councillor says

TSX, Stocks, Dividends


Canadian Derivatives

Canadian Market Summary

Stock Market Report: Closing Summary

Indices & Constituents

New Company Listings & Initial Public Offerings - Current

TSX opens higher as miners climb

CANADA STOCKS-TSX wavers as U.S. data, Europe fears weigh

Capital Power declares quarterly dividend

Capital Power declares quarterly dividend on its cumulative rate reset preference shares (series 1)

IIROC Trading Halt – WSR

IIROC Trade Resumption – ERD (all issues)

Sofame Converts $ 740,337 of Current Liabilities to Common Shares

Hawk Announces Granting of Incentive Stock Options

Callinan Announces Restricted Share Unit Allocation

ArPetrol Ltd. Announces Option Grant

Canadian Economy


Canadian pension plans start 2012 on right foot

Western provinces led growth in 2011

Canada's 11-month budget deficit C$14.5 bln

Bank of Canada urges wise use of foreign capital

The Board of Trade expects the adoption of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union to have a positive economic impact for the metropolitan region

Rutter Inc. hosts Government of Canada event highlighting the benefits of a trade agreement with the European Union

Gross domestic product by industry: Provinces and territories, 2011 (preliminary data)

Commodities


Gold climbs above $1,660 per oz after data

Brent, U.S. crude slip more after U.S. GDP data

Oil prices dragged lower by Spain pain

Canadian Dollar "Loonie"


Canadian dollar recovers as US dollar slides after GDP data

Canadian dollar pares gains on soft U.S. GDP data

Latest (27 April 2012): EUR 1 = CAD 1.2996

Real Estate Market


Canada March home prices up 5.1 pct yr-on-yr- CREA

Canadian Companies/Industry News


Iamgold to buy Trelawney Mining for C$585 million

Imax misses profit estimates by a cent

Nova Scotia to unlock cellphone contracts

Atco, Canadian Utilities post higher profits

Sono Enters Into Share Exchange Agreement To Acquire Alaska Metals Corp.

Canadian Pacific comments on TCRC membership vote

Infinova (Canada) Ltd. acquires all of the outstanding shares of March Networks Corporation

Algoma Central Corporation - Operating Results

Newmont Announces First Quarter Net Income from Continuing Operations Up 9% to $1.13 per Share

Plazacorp Retail Properties ltd. announces date of first quarter 2012 financial results conference call

First Quarter revenues increase 38% at Canam Group while net loss is reduced to $1.3M

March Networks Announces Closing of Arrangement with Infinova (Canada) Ltd.

Tim Hortons Inc. Announces Timing of First Quarter 2012 Results

Search Minerals Phase III Drilling Extends Mineralization to 450m at the Foxtrot REE-Zr-Y-Nb Project

Diversinet Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Redline Communications First Quarter Earnings Call Notice

Intermap Technologies 2012 First Quarter Conference Call Notice

CP Board Demands Retraction of Pershing Square’s False Accusations

Franco-Nevada Provides Notice of Upcoming First Quarter 2012 Results, Analyst & Investor Day and Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Update Regarding Strategic Process

Shona Energy Company, Inc. Announces 2011 Year End Results

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers conducts largest Canadian auction in its history

RBC Dexia Survey: Foreign Equities Drive Canadian Pension Funds to Best Quarter since 2010

Aecon Contracted by Northland Power to Build Six Ontario Solar Projects

Allnorth continues its rapid expansion across Canada with the opening of an office in Victoria, BC

Run of River Power Reports Results For 2011

Terrex Energy Inc. Announces Management Changes

Computer and peripherals price indexes, March 2012

Commercial Software Price Index, March 2012

Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index, March 2012

Legal News


FTC Files a Notice of Appeal against a Recent Ruling in Favour of Garden of Life

Leave Granted to Commence Action Against Imax Corporation and some of its Officers and Directors

IN THE MATTER OF Vinh-Phat Nguyen-Qui - Discipline Hearing

Thursday, April 26, 2012

VIDEO: Oda evades Global cameras again

Canadian political news for Thursday, April 26, 2012

Federal Politics


MPs set to debate definition of a human in House of Commons

How the abortion debate has reared its head in Parliament

Should Canada reopen the debate on when human life begins?

Anti-abortion activists laud Tory MP’s bid to revisit rights-of-unborn law

MPs denounce motion to study when life begins

Auditor general set to defend F-35 findings

F-35 costs had 'significant things missing'

Elections Canada targeted voters by race: docs

PM's mail room may have shredded historical documents

Ethics watchdog clears Lisa Raitt over Air Canada seat upgrade

Feds to speed up food regulatory process

Government of Canada Expanding Agriculture Trade with Morocco and the Middle East

Bev Oda pays up for controversial car rental

Budget bill contains environment policy overhaul

Thursday's arguments in the Wrzesnewskyj election case

CSIS inspector general's office being scrapped

Health reform? Ottawa must provide clarity

Budget kills climate accountability legislation, weakens oversight

Fantino calls in Mounties to probe 'mudslinging' over offshore accounts

Limo bill repaid, but opposition still wants Oda's head

Canada Strongly Condemns Recent Attacks in Nigeria

British Columbia Politics


Two new hospitals planned for Vancouver Island

B.C. gov't defends $30M mines payout

Pot policy no place for partisan politics, B.C. mayors tell province’s leaders

B.C. mayors support campaign to regulate and tax pot

Alberta Politics


Wildrose, Tory donations shifted during election

Danyluk, Kowalski reflect on future of PC party

Redford's vow to end poverty portends major shift in social services

Albertans guided by strategic voting, last-minute decisions, poll says

Saskatchewan Politics


No money for Saskatoon bridge, province says

Election suspended, Métis Nation says

Tentative agreement for Sask. nurses

Manitoba Politics


Selinger sells budget with State of the Province address

Auto repair rules will protect Manitobans, says premier

Manitoba government accused of using Opposition passes to stack public gallery

Ontario Politics


Teen tanning-bed ban proposed under Ontario MPP's bill

Bentley says merged power agencies will get 'real name'

Moody's downgrade threatens Ontario's fiscal plan

MPP protests Ontario Northland Railway privatization

Quebec Politics


Nunavik MNA dumps on southern Quebec mayor’s support for Plan Nord

New Brunswick Politics


Printing businesses booming during municipal election

N.B. gov't creates office to find cuts in health spending

New health agency will help cut costs, says Dubé

Nova Scotia Politics


Nova Scotia premier says he won’t reveal cost of deal with health workers

Newfoundland and Labrador Politics


Minister hopes education will curb illegal dumping

Long-dormant legislative watchdog meets

Yukon Politics


Yukon NDP wants homeowner protection laws

Nunavut Politics


Nunavut MLAs review report on contracting problems

Local Politics


Markham: Markham council to vote on 20,000-seat sports area

Huntsville: Huntsville mayor at the centre of a property dispute

Saint John: Saint John candidates to court voters

Toronto: Councillor rallies support for double-edged subway relief plan

Winnipeg: City motions beg for infrastructure cash

TSX, Stocks, Dividends


Canadian Derivatives

Canadian Market Summary

Stock Market Report: Closing Summary

Indices & Constituents

New Company Listings & Initial Public Offerings - Current

Canadian stocks weighed by materials, mining

Goldcorp shares hit year low as profit disappoints

Canadian Economy


Ontario to lead 'outstanding' export growth: EDC

Canadians' average weekly earnings were $886.45 in February, StatsCan says

Wage hikes fail to keep pace with inflation

Canadian bank sees higher growth for farm sector

Visa feud clouds Harper’s free-trade dream with Europe

Dairy sector protection key holdup for Canada-Europe trade deal: EU official

Budget wachdog accused of being too pessimistic

Commodities


Oil rises above $104 as US boosts economy outlook

Oil prices rise on Fed's brighter US outlook

Oil steady above $119; Fed comments support

Drilling forecast predicts more wells in 2012

Gas prices take 6-cent plunge

Gold has resistance around USD 1651: India Forex

Oil spread sends commodity price index to fourth straight decline

Salmon virus outbreak at Nova Scotia fish farm has spread, minister says

Low Canada crude prices boost refiners' profits

Atlantic salmon numbers rebound, report says

Canadian Dollar "Loonie"


Latest (26 April 2012): EUR 1 = CAD 1.2968

CANADA FX-C$ erases gains after soft U.S. data

JPY Rally At Risk On BoJ Policy- CAD Breakout Lacks Conviction

Lighter toonies and loonies create $40M headache

Canadian Dollar Steady As Market Shrugs Off US Data

Real Estate Market


Canada says will act on housing market if needed

Canada bank regulator to add housing agency duties

Flaherty moves to toughen CMHC oversight

Landlords seeing red over North Bay bylaw change

Flaherty cites Toronto condos as need for CMHC oversight

Vancouver ‘vulnerable’ to housing bust, RBC warns

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs


Canadian Credit Card Trust 2012-1 sells C$330 mln notes

Credit/Stock Rating


S&P downgrades Ontario outlook as deficit drops

Moody's downgrades Ontario rating to Aa2

Canadian Companies/Industry News


Precision Drilling profit rises; cuts FY capex

NB Power 'recklessly' pushed Lepreau's refurbishment

Potash Corp. earnings plunge more than expected

Canada's two largest dailies to share delivery, save money

Shoppers Drug Mart profit edges higher

PotashCorp cuts forecast amid 'cautious' buyers

Sales of gas guzzlers rise despite high pump prices

Vale's revenue drops 44%

McDonald's announces changes to Happy Meals

Manhattan Group Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

The CRTC renews the licences of the majority of French-language private television services

TransGlobe Apartment REIT in $1B privatization deal

Legal News


Ex-brokerage chief to serve 30 months in BOM case

Tobacco companies launch legal battle over health warning regulations

Supreme Court dismisses complaint against Wind Mobile

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Canadian political news for Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Federal Politics


Bev Oda apologizes for London hotel stay, $16 orange juice

Budget Officer to prepare new F-35 estimate: letter

MPs studying F-35s agree to hear from auditor general

F-35 training budget underestimated, air force fears

Squabbling dominates opening of F-35 hearings

Aerospace industry worries as Tories backtrack on F-35 purchase

Canada and U.S. officials in talks to keep Canadian special forces in Afghanistan after 2014

Minister acknowledges Fisheries Act review may reduce red tape for Enbridge

Fisheries Act changes lift restrictions on some waterways

Ritz has biggest tab for trips and hospitality

Ecologists warn against federal changes to Fisheries Act

Common-sense will prevail in managing threats to fisheries: Ritz

Tories to overhaul Fisheries Act

Canada Suspends Sanctions Against Burma, Helps the Country Build a Brighter Future

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Alberta Election Results

Vikileaks author Adam Carroll has no regrets for launching Twitter war against Vic Toews

Vikileaks creator fights back in face of Tory MP questions

Vikileaks creator says Rae asked him to step down

Fraudulent election calls 'widespread' in 7 ridings, poll suggests

A Study of the Incidence and Effects of Misleading Calls in the 41st National Election - April 24, 2012

Independent Bruce Hyer will be 'extraordinarily lonely'

HMCS Preserver crash leaves $500K repair bill

Budget cuts to Canadian Space Agency prompt concern

Quebec has replaced Alberta at the margins

Abortion motion to be debated in Canadian Parliament

Scathing auditor’s verdict on jets has watchdog rechecking F-35 math

Refugee health benefits scaled back by Tories

British Columbia Politics


B.C. to cut generic drugs' price another 10 per cent

Taking a lesson from Alberta, Clark edges back to the centre

NDP accuses Liberals of paying off uranium company

Alberta Politics


Bell: Alison's World

Liberal support collapsed

Rural message sent with McAllister win

Tory tide that swept Alberta was no surprise, says Redford

Smith reflects on Wildrose flop

Premier pleased with voter turnout

Politicos, pollsters ponder why Alberta election predictions went awry

Smith says Wildrose must do some soul searching

Alison Redford says Tories appealed to 'diverse' Albertans

Lamphier: Redford will have trouble financing those campaign promises

Chastened Wildrose must revisit controversial policies, Alberta's Smith says

Polls missed Wildrose fade in closing days of Alberta election

A look at what public opinion polls showed prior to Alberta vote

Premier Alison Redford plans spring sitting

Wildrose may reconsider some policies, Smith says

57% of Alberta voters cast ballot

Alberta election saw 'fear' win over 'anger'

Albertans will pay $14.8M to retired or defeated MLAs

Redford shifts focus to 'growing Alberta and Canada'

Why was the Wildrose shut out of Edmonton?

Saskatchewan Politics


Sask. Premier Brad Wall congratulates Alison Redford on win in Alberta

Manitoba Politics


Province expected to announce bill aimed at increasing consumer protection at auto-repair shops

Ontario Politics


Will the 'tax the rich' plan scare them away?

McGuinty says NDP deal makes budget 'stronger'

Government talks stall with Ontario doctors

With budget passed, McGuinty looks to labour challenges

Ontario budget passes without votes from NDP

McGuinty plays hardball with doctors

Attawapiskat 'traumatized' by fed decision

Horwath shouldn't push her luck on budget

McGuinty underestimates Ontario's high-income earners

Ontario trims deficit, sees surplus by 2017-18

Harper government appeals Ontario prostitution ruling

Quebec Politics


Most Quebecers disagree with key Tory environmental policies: poll

A Quebec election around the corner?

Nova Scotia Politics


N.S. health minister won't intervene in potential strike

Prince Edward Island Politics


Fire Vessey, Greenan, over HST, Crane demands

Future of health care in P.E.I. to be spelled out Wednesday

Health minister announces P.E.I. healthcare changes

Newfoundland and Labrador Politics


10-year plan aims to rein in government spending

'Austerity' budget contains few cuts, steady spending

Any wage hikes will be absorbed by departments: Marshall

Local Politics


Edmonton: Edmonton studies overnight bus service

Toronto: 4 light rail lines expected to be running by 2020

Toronto: It was alive, it was dead and now Metrolinx is back to life, maybe

Toronto: City councillor brainstorming session to include road tolls

Toronto: Metrolinx recommends Sheppard LRT building start in 2014

Toronto: Big boost planned for city bike trails

Richmond Hill: Alcohol off the table as Richmond Hill council votes on expenses policy

TSX, Stocks, Dividends


Canadian Derivatives

Canadian Market Summary

Stock Market Report: Closing Summary

Indices & Constituents

New Company Listings & Initial Public Offerings - Current

Apple, Fed talk fuel TSX rally

Canadian Economy


Provinces drowning in deficits, debt

Retail sales, confidence survey belie BoC optimism about growth

Federal government partly to blame for higher retail costs: Retail Council

Mark Carney notes household debt levelling

Canada structural budget gap seen gone in 2013-14

Cuts will tame deficit but hurt economy, watchdog warns

Commodities


Oil rises to near $104 in Asia after surprise US crude supply drop

Nunavut’s Baffinland, Yupik Inuit leader discuss Arctic mining at Montreal conference

Crude Oil Aiming Higher, Gold Vulnerable on Fed Meeting Outcome

U.S. mad cow case won't affect trade with Canada

World oil prices hit records

Brent, U.S. crude turn lower on EIA data, trade choppy

Summary Box: Gold falls after Fed stays the course

Canadian spot gas edges lower on supply, weather

Canadian Dollar "Loonie"


Canadian dollar up on U.S. earnings, better Europe mood

Latest (25 April 2012): EUR 1 = CAD 1.3016

Timing a EURCAD Short with the EURAUD

Real Estate Market


Canada home price index down in Feb from Jan

Teranet index shows Canadian home prices cooling

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs


Bank of Canada C$2.8 bln T-bill yields avg 1.070 pct

Credit/Stock Rating


S&P drops Ontario outlook from stable to negative

Canadian Companies/Industry News


Nexen 1st-quarter profit hit by lower production

Kvaerner gets Canadian contract worth up to $150 million

Rogers profit drops 16 percent as cable, wireless slip

Alberta to push on Keystone pipeline, bigger markets

First Uranium gets unsolicited offer for SAfrica mine

SNC executive’s sister hired to design Libyan prison

Sears Canada sells Cantrex

Sea Dragon strikes oil at Egypt well

As Libya crumbled, former SNC executive cashed in options

Canadian energy companies hit by weak prices

Legal News


ORNGE execs’ girlfriend, daughter did $6.7-million report using Google

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Canadian political news for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Federal Politics


Liberal, NDP supporters targeted for vote-suppression calls: pollster

Non-Tory voters targeted in robo-call scandal, pollster finds

Feds didn't know about Attawapiskat housing crisis until state of emergency, documents suggest

CSIS wants better controls on terror suspects leaving country

RCMP not convinced Canadian was kidnapped by Taliban

Vic Toews’ Twitter attacker faces MPs today

Expand RCMP sexual harassment hearings, Liberals urge

Paradis under investigation by ethics watchdog

RCAF wonders if F-35 training budget is enough

Bruce Hyer leaves NDP caucus to sit as Independent

The NDP must show Canadians a new way

British Columbia Politics


Puppy mill bill introduced in B.C. legislature

Alberta Politics


Alberta Tory dynasty rolls on

Alberta continues its long tradition of voter apathy

Sweeping victory for Alberta Tories

Wildrose boss Smith upbeat despite election result

Alberta keeps PC majority

Alberta booze law gets boost with PC victory

Albertans have spoken loud and clear

Election outcome may birth national energy strategy

Braid: Alison Redford engineers an amazing turnaround

Redford comeback extends Alberta’s Tory political dynasty

Alberta Election 2012: Winners and losers

Alberta Election 2012: Liberals manage to hold on to just four ridings

Wildrose wins in Calgary Shaw cliffhanger

Re-elected Swann says Grits will be ‘feisty’

Conservative Doug Black takes the lead in tight Senate candidate race

Wildrose’s Hinman concedes defeat to PC challenger in Calgary-Glenmore

‘Very close’ race in Calgary-Fish Creek riding

Lethbridge voters support Liberal Pastoor’s jump to PCs

PC incumbent Len Webber wins third term in Calgary-Foothills

Calgary East MLA Amery tops tough race in Calgary East

PCs extend 15-year hold on Calgary North West

Former legislature deputy speaker Wayne Cao surges to victory in Calgary-Fort

Calgary-Acadia incumbent Denis heading back to legislature

Ted Morton loses Chestermere-Rocky View

Ric McIver, former mayoral contender, wins provincial seat in Calgary-Hays

Tory incumbent Fritz wins in Calgary Cross

Airdrie incumbent Anderson takes decisive win

Controversial Wildrose candidate Leech falls short against PC rising star Bhullar in Calgary-Greenway

PC Jason Luan takes strong lead in Calgary-Hawkwood riding

Incumbent Fawcett headed for Calgary-Klein triumph

Elections Alberta to investigate fraudulent automated phone calls

Alberta Election: Balance of power hinges on Calgary results

'Self-inflicted wounds' that helped undo the Wildrose in Alberta election

NDP Leader Brian Mason glides to victory

Liberal caucus cut in half

Ted Morton 1 of 4 PC cabinet ministers to lose seat

Wildrose shutout in Edmonton

Fear of Wildrose drove some voters to Alberta PCs

Pollsters left scratching their heads over Alberta election results

Danielle Smith blames controversial remarks, strategic voting for loss in Alberta election

Alberta PCs will need to do some soul-searching, despite election win

Ontario Politics


Ousted Liberal tells court electoral integrity at stake

Ontario Liberals dodge election with tax-the-rich deal

Cohn: Liberals and NDP are now budget BFFs

3 things to watch for in today's Ontario budget vote

Prince Edward Island Politics


HST will make P.E.I. a better place, Ghiz tells municipalities

Newfoundland and Labrador Politics


Newfoundland and Labrador to deliver spring budget today, deficit projected

Past N.L. budget forecasts off by more than $800M a year

TSX, Stocks, Dividends


Canadian Derivatives

Canadian Market Summary

Stock Market Report: Closing Summary

Indices & Constituents

New Company Listings & Initial Public Offerings - Current

Fund asks Telus investors to reject share vote

Viterra shareholders to vote on Glencore takeover bid

Canadian Economy


Low car sales depress Canada Feb retail trade

Commodities


Brent dips towards $118 on euro zone concern

Canadian farmers to plant record-big canola area

Oil lower for second day

Canadian Dollar "Loonie"


Latest (24 April 2012): EUR 1 = CAD 1.3020

Canadian dollar makes slight gains against U.S. greenback as commodities rise

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs


Bank of Canada to auction C$2.8 bln 7-day T-bills

Canadian Companies/Industry News


CN Rail's Q1 profits surge past expectations

Facebook reports lower Q1 net income on higher costs

SaskTel posts profit in 2011

Property manager FirstService posts surprise loss

Legal News


Ex-ORNGE boss Chris Mazza ordered to testify