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Enbridge delays Line 3 pipeline opening in Minnesota by year

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Enbridge Energy is delaying the startup of its planned Line 3 replacement crude oil pipeline through northern Minnesota by a year.

The Canadian-based company said Friday it now expects the new pipeline to go into service in the second half of 2020. Enbridge officials had hoped to put the pipeline into service in the second half of 2019.

Economic growth slowed in fourth quarter

OTTAWA — The economy expanded at an annualized pace of 0.4 per cent over the final three months of 2018 as the country posted its weakest quarterly growth since the middle of 2016, Statistics Canada said Friday.

The agency’s latest figures for real gross domestic product show that for all of last year the economy grew 1.8 per cent, compared with the three per cent expansion in 2017.

CP Rail CEO opposed to crude-by-rail plan

The head of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has voiced his displeasure at the idea of Alberta’s $3.7-billion deal with Canada’s two biggest rail companies to ship more crude via rail amid a pipeline crunch squeezing oilsands producers.

So the government steps in, we didn’t like it at all,” said Keith Creel, speaking at a conference in Miami on Wednesday.

Air passenger safeguards slammed

Proposed rules around air passenger rights are “inhumane” and will deprive travellers of proper compensation, a new report states.

Advocacy group Air Passenger Rights says would-be regulations that allow airlines to keep travellers on the tarmac for up to three hours and 45 minutes are “unacceptable” and grant more than twice the time permitted under European Union legislation.