Canada’s economy has done a good job of recouping all the jobs lost during the recession — just not as good as the numbers suggest, a new TD Bank report concludes. The analysis, which comes a day before Friday’s data for December closes the books on 2010, notes that givenContinue Reading

The Harper government has once again delayed implementation of regulations that police say they need to quickly trace guns used in crimes. The government quietly posted a notice last Tuesday — one day before the firearms marking regulations were to have come into force — disclosing that implementation has beenContinue Reading

Sales of trucks and passenger cars were both down as the number of new motor vehicles sold dropped 4.8 per cent in August. That’s 128,764 new vehicles. Statistics Canada reports preliminary industry data indicate new vehicle sales increased four per cent in September. Sales of trucks (which include minivans, sport-utilityContinue Reading

The economic and diplomatic strings attached to Ottawa’s multi-billion dollar deal to buy the F-35 stealth fighters would make it extremely painful — if not impossible — for a future government to unravel or cut, senior Conservatives insisted Wednesday. Unlike the EH-101 helicopter deal axed in the mid-1990s by JeanContinue Reading

Canadians appear to be a vehicle-buying mood, according to July figures in the latest Global Auto Report from Scotia Economics. It says Canadian sales advanced to an annualized 1.65 million units last month, lifting volumes at several automakers to the highest July on record. It was the second monthly reboundContinue Reading

Nova Scotia’s regulatory agency begins hearings today on a proposal to build a biomass-fuelled power generation facility that would help move the province closer to its renewable energy targets. Nova Scotia Power, a subsidiary of Emera Inc. (TSX: EMA.TO), and Newpage Port Hawkesbury Corp. want to burn 650,000 tonnes ofContinue Reading