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Ottawa to Announce Over $ 1 Billion for Blue Line

The federal government will contribute more than $ 1 billion to the project to extend the blue line of the Montreal metro to Anjou, TVA Nouvelles said. The announcement will be made Thursday in Montreal by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with the Quebec Minister Delegate for Transport and responsible for the Montreal area, Chantal Rouleau.  The Quebec government will fund a larger part of the project, but the exact amount of its contribution will not be announced Thursday, according to our information.  The total cost of the project is estimated…

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Ottawa must tackle rail crossing issues

Report says increasing numbers of Canadians are dying or injured OTTAWA | The number of injuries and fatalities suffered by people crossing railways is increasing across the country. The money invested by Ottawa is not even enough to solve the problem in Montreal alone, the rail industry worries. “Accidents [at railway crossings] are still an urgent public safety concern,” says the Rail Safety Act Review Panel in a recent report. According to the document, 53 people died and 23 people sustained serious injuries in 2017, following an intrusion on a railway. A peak…

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Supercalendered paper: Ottawa pleased with Washington’s decision

Ottawa on Tuesday welcomed Washington’s decision to comply with the World Trade Organization (WTO) report on the elimination of tariffs on Canadian supercalendered paper. “Canada welcomes this move,” said a statement from Global Affairs on Tuesday. The importation of this paper into the United States, which is used for magazines, catalogs and advertising inserts, was subject to countervailing duties ranging from 17.87% to 20.18%, depending on the manufacturer. All fees collected by Washington since 2015 will be refunded to Canadian manufacturers. The United States claimed that the United States benefited from…

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Prohibition of cultivating marijuana: Ottawa “disrespectful” to Quebec

The federal government’s decision not to allow the provinces to ban the cultivation of cannabis at home is a lack of respect for Quebec, for which the Liberals of Justin Trudeau risk being sanctioned in the next federal election. This is the message that the Couillard government sent on Wednesday when it heard that Ottawa rejected the Senate’s proposed amendment to Bill C-45, which would have allowed the provinces to ban homegrown farming, as the government wants. Quebec and Manitoba. Instead, the federal law provides that consumers may own up to four plants…

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