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Canada's Conservative leader mum on whether central bank governor could get second term

13 Oct 2019

OTTAWA, Oct 12 Canada's main opposition leader declined to say on Saturday whether he would be open to extending the central bank chief's term past June, which would make Stephen Poloz the first Bank of Canada governor to get a second term since the 1980s.

Canada's opposition Conservatives pledge to balance budget with no public job cuts

12 Oct 2019

OTTAWA Canada's opposition Conservatives on Friday promised to balance the budget in five years without slashing government jobs if they win an election this month, but the ruling Liberals insisted the pledge would result in painful cuts.

UPDATE 3-Canada gains more jobs than expected in September, unemployment rate drops to 5.5%

11 Oct 2019

OTTAWA, Oct 11 The Canadian economy added a stronger-than-expected 53,700 net jobs in September, with all the gains coming in full-time work and largely driven by the services sector, Statistics Canada data showed on Friday, reducing analysts' expectations for a central bank rate cut this month.

Main Canadian opposition leader slams PM Trudeau as a fraud in key election debate

08 Oct 2019

OTTAWA Canada's main opposition leader repeatedly attacked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday during a pivotal televised debate, calling him a phony and a fraud who did not deserve to be re-elected on Oct. 21. | Video

UPDATE 1-Canada's Trudeau goes on attack in debate as he seeks to revive campaign

03 Oct 2019

OTTAWA, Oct 2 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, trying to revive his electoral fortunes after the emergence of embarrassing photographs, used the first televised campaign debate on Wednesday to launch repeated attacks on his main rival.

Young Canadians' love affair with Trudeau on shaky ground as election nears

01 Oct 2019

OTTAWA/TORONTO Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may be renowned internationally for his youthful persona and social media savvy, but even before the embarrassment of his recent blackface makeup scandal there were concerns about the support he needs from younger voters to win re-election.

Canada's GDP flat in July as oil and gas extraction shrinks

01 Oct 2019

OTTAWA Canada's economy was unexpectedly unchanged in July, following four months of growth, as the country's mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction sectors contracted, Statistics Canada data showed on Tuesday.

Canada’s Liberals promise new spending, four more years of deficits

30 Sep 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party is promising billions of dollars in new spending initiatives if re-elected next month, but said on Sunday those commitments would require annual deficits of more than C$20 billion ($15.11 billion) over the next four years.

UPDATE 1-Canada’s Liberals promise new spending, four more years of deficits

30 Sep 2019

OTTAWA, Sept 29 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party is promising billions of dollars in new spending initiatives if re-elected next month, but said on Sunday those commitments would require annual deficits of more than C$20 billion ($15.11 billion) over the next four years.

Canada's Freeland says she has full confidence in PM Trudeau as leader

21 Sep 2019

OTTAWA Canada's Foreign Minister Chyrstia Freeland said on Friday that though she was "troubled and disappointed" by images of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface, she had full confidence in his leadership of the party.

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