Three of Canada's biggest banks delivered a notable shift in tone after the price of crude oil rebounded to its highest level in 10 months, easing concerns about loan losses to the energy sector.
Yukio Noguchi, a former Ministry of Finance official whose business books are best sellers, envisages a scenario in which a failure of Japan's economic stimulus could drive the yen to weaken beyond 300 per dollar.
It will cost millions of dollars more to build the Trans Mountain expansion because of an unprecedented requirement to offset greenhouse gas emissions from pipeline construction, the project's proponent says.
Low income families will get a 60 per cent break on the cost of transit in Edmonton starting in 2017, thanks to a new pilot project launched by the provincial government.
One of Saskatoon's priority infrastructure projects received a $30 million injection thanks to the provincial and federal governments.