U.S. rejection of TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL pipeline would be a "significant irritant" to the relationship between Canada and its biggest trading partner, said Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast.
Canadian and Asian energy companies have begun looking to move oil to the West Coast by rail as new pipeline projects struggle against broad opposition.
The RCMP are moving to freeze millions of dollars in bank accounts and real estate holdings in Montreal and Florida in their expanding probe into Canadian engineering firm SNC-Lavalin.
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A 42-storey skyscraper could be dominating the Winnipeg skyline by 2017 if an ambitious plan for a new $150-million-to-$200-million downtown development becomes a reality.