TORONTO — More women have moved into senior leadership roles during the past five years, but there needs to be more awareness around issues of representation to speed up the changes, according to a Toronto-based report.
WINNIPEG — The federal government says it will introduce an order-in-council forcing railways to move a minimum amount of grain each week.
Transport Minister Lisa Raitt says that minimum will be set at 500,000 tonnes, which works out to 5,500 grain cars each for Canadian National and Canadian Pacific.
OTTAWA — The Harper government is set to sign a long-sought trade deal with South Korea early next week, despite entrenched opposition by some in Ontario’s critically important auto sector, sources close to the talks say.
OTTAWA — The Conference Board says Canada’s protectionist supply management system is costing consumers of dairy products billions of dollars, while also acting as a drag on the industry it coddles.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing a record fine for thousands of water pollution violations by coal mine operators in five Appalachian states.
PARIS — The European Union prepared $15 billion in aid to Ukraine and top diplomats from the West and Russia gathered in Paris on Wednesday to defuse tensions over the Russian military takeover of the strategic Crimean Peninsula.
DETROIT — President Barack Obama has failed to put money in his federal budget proposal for a customs plaza on the Detroit side of a planned $3.5-billion bridge between the U.S. city and Canada.
Obama sent his $3.9-trillion fiscal 2015 budget to Congress on Tuesday, but it doesn’t include the $250 million cost of a border inspection plaza.
TORONTO — A decision by Chrysler Canada to commit to bringing a new minivan assembly line to Windsor, Ont. was greeted with caution Tuesday, as the auto giant said it was no longer looking to the federal and Ontario governments for funding.
CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) and Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:EEP) say they have shipper support for a $7-billion investment in their mainline system running between Edmonton and Superior, Wis.
MONTREAL — Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK) said Monday it has settled a lawsuit it filed against Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) as part of the Montreal-based company’s fight against a hostile takeover by the senior gold miner.
Under the settlement, the offer from Vancouver-based Goldcorp has been extended to April 15, from March 10, while Osisko continues its search for an alternative bid.