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Brad Wall won’t sign on to national carbon tax

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is seen at a news conference in Regina on Jan. 23, 2016.

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has announced he will not be signing any agreement with the federal government that includes a national carbon tax. Wall made the comment on Facebook, while expressing his displeasure that the “the Federal Environment Minister just declared there will be a national carbon price, before the Premiers and …

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Oil drops below US$27, gold soars

Currency traders look at the computer monitors near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar and Toronto Stock Exchange continued to retreat today as the price of oil traded below US$27 a barrel for the first time since September 2003. Canada’s oil-sensitive loonie was down 0.22 of a cent at 71.55 cents US at 11 a.m. ET and the S&P/TSX …

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