'For the Yukon and Northwest Territories, and for Nunavut, youâ€™re getting pretty significant GDP gains if we improve that quality of [infrastructure] transportation,' says report co-author Professor Kent Fellows.
The courtÂ ruled in an 8-1 verdict released Friday that the ex-Conservative PMO aide broke the law when he tried to use his influence with government to secure contracts supplying water filtration units to First Nations communities for a company employing his then-girlfriend.
When asked if the government wasÂ considering a support fund for extractive industries or other businesses poised to be hit hard by the new carbon price, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said it was not, and instead noted that all revenue generated from the new fee will be returned to the 'jurisdiction of origin.'
'With all of our trade agreements in place, our agriculture and food industry will have a competitive advantage in almost two-thirds of the global economy,' the agriculture minister told The Hill Times.
Nearly 30 suppliers ofÂ printers and photocopiers have launched an advocacy group to protest the new system, arguing the new requirementsÂ will bar them from effectively competing for lucrative government contracts.Â
'This decision by SSC will definitely hurt us, it will impact our business,' says the owner of a Yukon-based office systems provider. But Shared Services Canada says it's needed to streamline buying and get better deals.
The tabling of the budget late last month just happened to coincide with Donald Trumpâ€™s latest and arguably boldest protectionist action on the trade front, with the president announcing the U.S. will impose a 25 per cent tariff on steel imports and a 10 per cent tariff on aluminum imports.
Canada is set to start formal trade talks with the South American bloc Mercosur, meanwhile it's ready to sign the revised TPP this week, as Donald Trump says he'll impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.