Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Thirteenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Thirteenth NewsWatch-

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Quebec credit union Desjardins Group is lifting its moratorium on pipeline lending.

At the same time, it is promising to consider environmental, social and governance practices of clients in all future lending decisions.

Desjardins C-E-O Guy Cormier says it will continue to live up to its agreements with energy companies after extensive consultations with supporters and opponents of the sector over the past four months.

The company announced in July it would temporarily stop pipeline loans to the applause of environmental groups and First Nations opposed to oilsands development. (The Canadian Press)


(US-Trump-Jerusalem-Recognition) (Audio: 133)

Reaction to U-S President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state has been swift.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS') says Trump has destroyed his credibility as a Mideast peace broker, saying his decision represents a withdrawal from the role it has played in the peace process.

Trump is seen by the Palestinians as siding with Israel on the most sensitive issue in the conflict -- the Palestinians seek east Jerusalem, which Israel captured in 1967, for their capital.

Egypt has also denounced Trump's decision, saying it's a violation of international resolutions on the city's status. (13)



Canadians in the Middle East are being urged to exercise caution ahead of planned protests against the Trump administration's announcement it will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy there.

The advisories from Global Affairs were the only federal acknowledgment that the U-S move could pose a threat to stability in the region.

Senior Liberal parliamentarians insist Canada's position has not and will not change and that Canada's diplomatic outpost in the country will remain in Tel Aviv. (13)


(Alta-Emissions-Regulations) (Audio: 119)

Large carbon emitters in Alberta are expected to pay upwards of 1.2-billion-dollars a year in levies by 2020 under updated regulations announced today. …

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