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Economy adds 12,000 jobs in September, unemployment rate rises to 7.1 per cent

OTTAWA — The Canadian economy added 12,000 jobs in September, but the unemployment rate climbed to its highest level since February 2014 as more people entered the labour force.

The gains were entirely to increased part-time work, which added 74,000 jobs, while full-time employment fell by 62,000. READ

Numerous side deals to accompany final TPP trade agreement, say officials

The final text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be accompanied by a series of side deals for Canada, potentially on a range of issues, government officials said Friday. READ

Environmental groups in federal appeal court to oppose Northern Gateway pipeline

Environmental groups say the Northern Gateway pipeline project would pose a serious threat to humpback whales and, if allowed, would set an important precedent for future projects. READ

Canadian auto union slams TPP trade deal

Canadian auto workers' union Unifor predicts that 20,000 auto industry jobs could be lost as a result of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal announced today. READ

12 countries, including Canada, reach tentative Trans-Pacific trade deal

Twelve nations, including Canada, have reached a tentative deal on a massive Pacific Rim trading bloc billed as the largest-ever deal of its kind, with implications for a staggering scope of industries, workers, and for long-term international relations between countries on four continents. READ

Northern Gateway talks excluded question of First Nations' governance rights

Two First Nations fighting to overturn approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline project say federal officials refused to discuss their claim of decision-making power over ancestral lands. READ

Negotiators close in on auto deal, approaching 12-country trade pact

Negotiators are closing in on a major 12-country trade agreement after clearing a logjam on automobiles, with the possibility of a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal being announced as early as Saturday. READ

TPP: 'We believe we are on track' toward a trade deal, Canada's envoy says

The Canadian government is eager enough to complete a historic trade agreement this week that the country's lead minister has no idea when he'll be back home campaigning in the federal election. READ

Ford issues second recall for rear axle problem on 342,000 older Windstar minivans

Ford is recalling nearly 59,000 older Windstar minivans in Canada as part of a wider safety notice because the fix used in a previous recall for a rear-axle repair might not work. READ

Statistics Canada says gross domestic product grew by 0.3 per cent in July

Looking to shake off its slump, the Canadian economy grew for a second consecutive month in July, helped by a continuing rebound in the oilsands following slowdowns related to maintenance and forest fires. READ

Latest XPrize offers $20 million to find new uses for carbon emissions

Asking the public to "reimagine carbon," a group of oilsands companies is helping to launch a $20-million XPrize competition to find innovative ways to address carbon emissions. READ

Tractors, cattle on Ottawa streets as farmers express trade talk fears

Dairy farmers parked tractors at the foot of Parliament Hill, walked cows through downtown Ottawa and dumped milk on the pavement Tuesday to protest what they say is a looming trade deal that threatens their way of life. READ

Harper promises dairy industry will be protected in any Pacific trade deal

As his ministers begin hailing a yet-to-be-signed trans-Pacific trade deal, Stephen Harper is promising Canada's long-standing protection of the dairy and poultry industries will be preserved. READ

Notley stresses importance of environment in speech to Montreal business group

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her government intends to do a much better job at living up to its responsibility to be part of the solution on climate change. READ

BlackBerry takes another swing at better smartphone sales with an Android device

With its hardware sales still flagging BlackBerry's chief executive John Chen says he's found a different way to sell his devices. READ

U.S. drug company challenges Ottawa's ability to control patent drug prices

Canada's ability to control the price of patented drug prices could be at risk after a U.S. company challenged the constitutionality of a federal patent drug price regulator. READ

Clinton wants Canada-U.S.-Mexico climate change plan

Hillary Clinton has released a policy paper that calls for a wide-ranging, co-ordinated Canada-U.S.-Mexico climate-change plan one day after announcing her opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. READ

What recession? Joe Oliver says Canada was not in downturn earlier this year

Finance Minister Joe Oliver says the country was not in a recession in the first half of the year despite economic data to the contrary. READ

Nortel not just Canadian company, IP not solely created in Canada: U.S. lawyer

TORONTO — It’s a fallacy to think of Nortel Networks as just a Canadian company and that its intellectual property was created solely in Canada, a lawyer for its U.S. subsidiary said Tuesday at a cross-border bankruptcy trial that will decide how remaining assets are shared among creditors. READ

Oliver rejects report calling for spending to create jobs, less focus on deficit

Finance Minister Joe Oliver is rejecting a recommendation from a report issued by the C.D. Howe Institute that he focus more on creating jobs than eliminating a tiny deficit. READ

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