Britain’s parliament strongly rejects prime minister’s Brexit deal

Britain’s parliament strongly rejects prime minister’s Brexit deal
LONDON — Britain’s Parliament has dealt a major blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, resoundingly rejecting her Brexit deal just 17 days before the U.K. is due to leave the bloc. Lawmakers voted by 391 to 242 against the deal, the second time they have defeated it. The House of Commons threw out the agreement by an overwhelming majority in... Read More

‘All options on the table’, but no plans to ground 737 Max 8 in Canada: Garneau

‘All options on the table’, but no plans to ground 737 Max 8 in Canada: Garneau
MONTREAL — Transport Minister Marc Garneau says “all options are on the table” with regard to the country’s fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, but that the government currently has no plans to order the grounding of the plane. “We will continue to evaluate the situation,” Garneau told reporters Tuesday in French. “All options are on the table. That could include grounding... Read More

More Boeings grounded amid global probe into Ethiopia crash

More Boeings grounded amid global probe into Ethiopia crash
HEJERE, Ethiopia — Britain on Tuesday joined a rapidly growing number of countries grounding a new Boeing plane involved in the Ethiopian Airlines disaster as a global team of investigators began looking for parallels with a similar crash just five months ago. Pressure grew on the United States to take action over the Boeing 737 Max 8 as Asian, Middle... Read More

Boeing’s stock takes a hit as more Max 8 planes are grounded

Boeing’s stock takes a hit as more Max 8 planes are grounded
BEIJING — Boeing’s stock plunged 7 per cent Monday as aviation authorities in China, Indonesia and Ethiopia ordered airlines to ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes the day after one crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board. The crash of the Ethiopian Airlines jet shortly after it took off from Addis Ababa on Sunday is drawing renewed... Read More

Canadian airlines try to reassure flyers after fatal Boeing 737 plane crash

Canadian airlines try to reassure flyers after fatal Boeing 737 plane crash
MONTREAL — Canada’s two largest airlines say they are confident in the safety of the Boeing 737 aircraft after a fatal crash on Sunday involving an Ethiopian Airlines flight. The accident, which killed all 157 aboard the Boeing 737 Max 8, raised concerns over parallels to the crash of a Lion Air jet that plunged into the Java Sea last October, killing 189 people.... Read More

Line 3 pipeline delays make oilsands expansion unlikely, MEG Energy says

Line 3 pipeline delays make oilsands expansion unlikely, MEG Energy says
CALGARY — The CEO of MEG Energy Corp. says a one-year delay in Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project makes it highly unlikely it will approve an option to spend about $75 million to complete an expansion of its Christina Lake oilsands project in northern Alberta. Derek Evans says about 60 per cent of the $275-million cost of the expansion has already been invested... Read More

Growing trend of solo living creating opportunities for businesses

Growing trend of solo living creating opportunities for businesses
TORONTO — One of the fastest-growing demographics in Canada and around the world has long been ignored by mainstream businesses and politicians, but that may be about to change. “Society is geared towards families,” says Jean-Pierre Bissonnette, a 52-year-old single medical physicist at the Princess Margaret Hospital who counts himself as part of a growing cohort of people who choose to live... Read More

SNC-Lavalin selected to build next phase of Ottawa’s light-rail transit system

SNC-Lavalin selected to build next phase of Ottawa’s light-rail transit system
MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. says it has won the contract for a $660-million light-rail extension project in Ottawa. The Montreal-based engineering and construction giant caught up in a month-long political controversy says its subsidiary, TransitNEXT, will design, build and maintain an additional 16 kilometres of track along the city’s Trillium Line. The southward extension will fork to connect the existing line... Read More

Nova Scotia to spend $691 million on capital projects in fiscal 2019-20

Nova Scotia to spend $691 million on capital projects in fiscal 2019-20
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s Liberal government has announced its largest capital plan since coming to power in 2013, committing $691.3 million for hospitals, schools and highways in 2019-20. The figure is an $86-million increase over last year’s capital budget. Aside from road construction which will take up $300-million, the largest expenditure will go toward health-care projects including $156.9-million for the... Read More

Michigan governor proposes nearly tripling the gas tax

Michigan governor proposes nearly tripling the gas tax
LANSING, Mich. — New Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who campaigned on a bold promise to “fix the damn roads” in the capital of the U.S. auto industry, will propose nearly tripling the state’s per-gallon fuel tax, her office said Monday. The Democrat’s budget proposal, which will be a tough sell in the Republican-led Legislature, would boost the 26-cent gasoline and... Read More