OTTAWA—Canada plans to attract more international students by expanding its presence overseas in an effort to advance classroom diversity and boost economic benefits that already amount to billions per year.
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OTTAWA—The improved economy is expected to give the Trudeau government more fiscal room than anticipated in next week's pre-election budget—but a wobbly economic finish to 2018 means conditions could look much different as the October vote approaches.
An abrupt deceleration in economic growth over the final three months of 2018 has dimmed the outlook for this year.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is dismissing calls to remove Canada's ambassador to China from his post, saying such a change wouldn't help two Canadians detained by Chinese authorities get home sooner.
OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada is holding interest rates steady as the economy navigates a temporary period of softness created by the sharp drop in oil prices, governor Stephen Poloz said yesterday.
OTTAWA—Quebec's finance minister yesterday brushed off complaints from Alberta about his province's share of the federal equalization-funding pie, calling them pre-election posturing in the Prairie province.
OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada left its trend-setting interest rate untouched yesterday as fresh economic developments, including the sharp drop in oil prices, threatened to delay future hikes.
The central bank's decision maintained its trend-setting rate at 1.75 percent.
It followed a quarter-point increase at the bank's previous policy meeting in October.
OTTAWA—The federal Liberals have come up with a $16-billion answer to Canada's competitiveness concerns.
Ottawa's long-awaited plan to help Canada compete with the United States for investment dollars is the centrepiece of its latest fall economic statement, which forecasts slightly deeper annual deficits over the coming years.
OTTAWA—The newly-struck North American trade agreement will let more American dairy products into Canada and, while it has yet to be ratified, it's already putting at least one MP from the governing Liberals in an awkward spot.
OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada raised its trend-setting interest rate yesterday and sent signals that future hikes could be upon Canadians sooner than previously expected.
With a big source of trade uncertainty finally out of the way, the central bank delivered a quarter-point rate increase for the fifth time since the summer of 2017.
MONTREAL—Quebecers charted a new course for their province yesterday by giving the seven-year-old Coalition Avenir Quebec a majority mandate in an election result that could create waves beyond its borders.
Quebec, Canada's second most-populous province, has joined the even bigger province of Ontario in voting for change following about 15 years of Liberal governments.