A $21.7-billion surge in federal program expenses was almost entirely responsible for the government's expected 2016-17 deficit, according to a preliminary analysis of Ottawa's books.
Oil prices rebounded to rise more than 1 per cent on Friday, but ended the week nearly 3 per cent lower after an OPEC-led decision to extend production curbs did not go as far as many investors had hoped.
B.C 's uncertain political future isn't slowing down Kinder Morgan's efforts to push forward the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion - but experts say the project will still have to navigate a political minefield.
Rush hour congestion on Deerfoot Trail is the bane of Calgary drivers from one end of the city to the other, and so on Friday the city and the province unveiled five short-term solutions to ease traffic on Calgary's major freeway.
Canada's main stock index ended barely higher on Friday, as gains for banks and gold miners were offset by slips in pipeline companies and railway stocks.