Ontario chamber makes recommendations to boost cannabis sector

Reuters –The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) on Thursday made several recommendations that address issues affecting the province’s booming marijuana industry, including having a common excise stamp to help cannabis makers ship their products smoothly. The industry body also recommended bolstering Health Canada, the country’s health regulator, so that it can issue licenses to facilities […] Read more



Canada looks at fresh tariffs on U.S. goods

Ottawa | Reuters — Canada is looking at ways to boost the effectiveness of its retaliatory tariffs against the United States, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Tuesday, but did not address remarks by a senior official who revealed what Ottawa might do. Canada imposed tariffs on $16.6 billion worth of U.S. exports in May […] Read more





U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question as he speaks to reporters at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, Mar. 29, 2019.

Trump climate deregulation could boost CO2 levels

Plans by United States President Donald Trump to roll back climate change regulations could boost U.S. carbon emissions by more than 200 million tonnes a year by 2025, according to a report prepared for state attorneys general released in early March. Why it matters: The increase from the world’s second-biggest greenhouse gas emitter behind China […] Read more



ICE: Canola weakens on fresh China concerns

Chicago | Reuters — ICE Canada canola futures dropped on Tuesday after China, the top buyer, expanded its ban on Canadian canola seed imports. China’s ban now includes shipments from Viterra, the latest development in a wider trade dispute between the two countries. May canola futures ended $5 lower at $451.70 per tonne. The contract […] Read more