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Uber drive: Edmonton may be template for legalizing ride sharing in other cities

EDMONTON — Cab drivers in Edmonton protested for months at city hall, some of them pulling off their shirts, as councillors debated whether to pass a new bylaw legalizing ride-sharing companies such as Uber.

As similar revolts played out across Canada, the Alberta capital sped ahead late last month and became the first jurisdiction to pass regulations for the new industry. READ

Saskatchewan wants Ottawa to pay laid-off oil workers to clean old energy wells

Saskatchewan wants the federal government to bankroll a program to would see oil and gas workers who have lost their jobs clean up abandoned wells. READ

Danier Leather enters insolvency as it seeks a buyer

Danier Leather Inc. said it has entered insolvency proceedings in order to protect itself from creditor lawsuits as it seeks a buyer. READ

Shell postpones LNG Canada final investment decision as profits plunge

Royal Dutch Shell is postponing a final investment decision on its proposed liquefied natural gas mega-project in British Columbia as it grapples with plummeting earnings due to low energy prices. READ

Suncor CEO: 1,700 jobs cut in 2015, company 'overachieved' on cost cutting

The CEO of Canada's biggest oilsands player says about 1,700 jobs were shed over the past year or so — far surpassing its original target. READ

Oil workers call for more action on EI, pipelines, debt, as Trudeau visits Alberta

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Alberta on Wednesday with oil prices in the gutter, the province's unemployment on the rise and many in the oilpatch concerned for their future. READ

U.S. giant Lowe's to buy Rona in deal that would shake up home improvement sector

U.S. giant Lowe's has proposed to buy Rona in a $3.2-billion friendly deal that would shake up Canada's home improvement industry. READ

Quebec taxi industry seeks injunction against Uber

Quebec's taxi industry went to court Tuesday to seek a permanent injunction against Uber that is also aimed at deactivating the company's app throughout the province. READ

Alberta failing aboriginals in the oilsands area: unreleased report

The Alberta government's attempt to balance competing interests in the oilsands region has failed to protect aboriginal rights, lands and health from industrial development, says an unreleased report. READ

Oil industry group says Trans Mountain panel subjected to 'abuse' from opponents

A vice-president at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has lashed out at opponents of the Trans Mountain pipeline review process, calling much of the criticism "shameful" and "abusive." READ

Trudeau to visit struggling Alberta where oil sector seeks support for pipelines

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travels Wednesday to Alberta, where the battered oil sector will be looking for strong signals that Ottawa is serious about helping them deliver their controversial commodity to tidewater. READ

Alberta government unveils program to boost province's petrochemical sector

The Alberta government is looking to boost the province's petrochemical sector with a new program that it expects will attract up to $5 billion in investment. READ

More charges against Alberta accountant in alleged multi-million dollar scheme

A accountant in Canmore, Alta., is facing new charges related to a multimillion-dollar fraud investigation by RCMP in the mountain resort town. READ

Environment ministers meet to discuss carbon-cutting strategies

Canada's environment ministers were meeting on Friday in an effort to negotiate a national carbon-cutting strategy to meet the country's ambitious international targets. READ

Hard-hit Alberta may be eligible for federal relief, Morneau acknowledges

The Liberal government has confirmed that Alberta may qualify for a financial boost under a little-known federal program to help ease the province's economic pain from falling commodity prices. READ

Economy shows first sign of life since summer, inching forward 0.3% in November

Canadian economic growth crawled back into positive territory in November, showing its first sign of life in the monthly data since the summer. READ

Air Canada to give refunds or allow passengers to change flights over Zika virus

Air Canada says it is allowing passengers and companions in their immediate family to change bookings or receive a refund if they cancel flights because of concerns about the Zika virus outbreak. READ

Government revenues from legal pot could reach $5B a year: bank economist

Call it Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's secret stash. READ

CIBC downgrades 2016 outlook for Canadian economy, cites global investor unease

One of Canada's big banks is cutting its economic forecast for the country for a second time in a matter of weeks. READ

Small and medium businesses plan to cut back 27% in Alberta this year: survey

A new survey shows small and medium-sized businesses in Alberta will slash spending more than expected this year as the oil downturn hits every level of the province's economy. READ

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