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Two lovers in love

#uspoli #NorthKorea #Bromance #denoooocalrization Via @lblandford pic.twitter.com/cbM7ehuRow — Antonia Zerbisias (@AntoniaZ) June 14, 2018

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Rogers’ magazine, digital divisions downsize by one-third

Rogers Media is citing continuing pressures on its print products and shrinking ad revenues as reasons for its deep cuts announced Thursday.

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Former Bank of Canada governor worries about deaths in TMX protests

David Dodge is adamant that construction of the Trans-Mountain Expansion (TMX) pipeline proceed even thought the intensity of the protests could lead to deaths.

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No $15 billion annual oil price benefit from TMX, analysis claims

An analysis done of the Alberta budget by the National Observer says the Trans-Mountain Expansion pipeline will provide no annual benefit to Alberta’s economy, let alone $15 billion annually.

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Exploring the tangled threads of the TMX controversy

“And those two things, the environment and the economy, they go together like paddles and canoes. Unless you have both, you won’t get to where you are going, because you can’t have a strong economy without a healthy environment.” That is a quote from then-Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau from a pre-2015-election document on the Liberal […]

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Green Leader Elizabeth May fined $1,500 over TMX transgression

Wilfully getting within five metres of Kinder Morgan property in Burnaby, B.C. during an anti-Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline protest in March has cost Green Party Leader Elizabeth May $1,500.

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Moody’s warns of risks to Alberta economy from TMX dispute

The lede: “An influential international credit rating agency says the Trans Mountain pipeline dispute is “credit negative” for Alberta, even taking into account Ottawa’s pledge to compensate the project’s backers for money lost due to B.C.’s attempts to block the project.”

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Trump says nuclear summit with North Korea is off

Citing intensely angry North Korean statements in recent days, U.S. President Donald Trump has cancelled the June 12 nuclear summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

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Vancouver, Squamish Nation lose their TMX court challenges

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has rejected legal challenges to the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) pipeline project brought forward by the City of Vancouver and the Squamish Nation.

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B.C. sues Alberta over Bill 12

British Columbia has filed a lawsuit in Alberta seeking to have Bill 12, which gives Alberta the right to cut back on oil and gas shipments to its western neighbour, declared unconstitutional.

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