In The News This Week – October 9, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving Canada! Now that you’ve filled up on turkey and spent some quality time with family and friends, make sure to catch up on the Canadian news from the latter half of this week:

  1. Bombardier: The U.S. Commerce Department announced it will impose a nearly 80% preliminary anti-dumping duty against Bombardier’s CSeries commercial jet in response to Boeing’s appeal to the U.S. Government that the Canadian government unfairly subsidizes Bombardier’s production of the jet. (CBC)
  2. Sixties Scoop: The federal government announced an agreement in principle with survivors of the Sixties Scoop for $800 million, referring to the Indigenous children who were removed from their homes and forced to abandon their Indigenous identities between 1951 and 1991. (CBC)
  3. National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Another two members of the Commission are leaving their positions, leading to further speculation about the dysfunction occurring within the inquiry. (Globe and Mail)
  4. Goodbye Energy East Pipeline: Trans Canada has announced the cancellation of their Energy East Pipeline project which would have moved oil from Alberta to the East coast. A number of factors are considered to have been at play in the decision, but of specific note are new environmental rules that the Trudeau Liberals introduced. For a couple perspectives, see these articles: Toronto StarFinancial Post


Conservative MP Lisa Raitt criticizing the Liberals for their role in the termination of Energy East Pipeline

Image Source: Adrian Wyld, The Canadian Press



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