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Global Markets: Ottawa pushes ahead on Trans Mountain pipeline

By Commodity News Service
Oct. 4 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news
moving markets in Canada and globally.
The federal government has decided not to appeal a ruling
that overturned approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Instead, it plans to follow an outline to proceed as set down by
the judgment. It will begin new consultations with 117
indigenous groups that would be affected by the pipeline and
review the impacts to the marine environment. Alberta Premier
Rachel Notley said she was disappointed that Ottawa did not also

appeal the ruling in addition to following its current path to
allow it to keep all its options open.
The Netherlands and the United Kingdom are accusing Russia
of operating a global computer hacking campaign designed to
undermine western democracies. The Dutch government described an
attempt to hack into the United Nations chemical weapons monitor
as it was investigating chemical weapons used in Syria and a
poison used to attack an ex-spy in Britain. Britain, meanwhile,
said Russia’s GRU intelligence agency is using a network of
hackers to upset the West through attacks on such agencies as
the World Anti-Doping Agency, the United States Democratic
National Committee and email thefts from a British TV station.
Quebec’ new government in waiting, the Coalition Avenir
Quebec, said public servants in authoritative positions who
refuse to remove religious symbols will be moved to different
jobs or dismissed. Genevieve Guilbault, elected in for the CAQ
in Quebec City, said it has a mandate to prevent such displays.
The symbols could prevent some public servants from wearing
articles such as the Muslim hijab or Jewish kippa head
coverings. Guilbault said there will be a transition period for
judges, police officers, teachers, prison guards and
prosecutors.

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