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Three stories in the news today, Nov. 30

Three stories in the news for Wednesday, Nov. 30

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LATEST READING ON ECONOMIC GROWTH EXPECTED 

The latest reading on how the Canadian economy is faring is due out this morning. Statistics Canada will release its results for economic growth in the third quarter. Economists are expecting strong numbers for the quarter as the economy rebounded from the contraction seen in the second quarter.

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TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT BEGINS SELLING ITS PIPELINE DECISIONS

The governing Liberals are starting efforts today to sell their decision to approve two controversial pipeline projects.  Energy Minister Jim Carr is to speak to Calgary's business community today on market access for Canada's energy products. Prime Minister Trudeau gave his government's blessing Tuesday to the controversial Kinder Morgan pipeline project that will bring Alberta crude to ports in B-C's lower mainland.  He also gave the green light to the Enbridge Line 3 replacement pipeline project from Alberta to Wisconsin.  The Kinder Morgan approval has been met with mixed reaction with Vancouver's mayor, environmentalists and a local First Nation vowing to continue to fight the project.

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SKINNY CABLE RULES IN FULL EFFECT DEC. 1 

The CRTC and consumer advocacy group OpenMedia say they're keeping a close eye on the country's TV providers as the final phase of new 'skinny' cable packages rules are implemented on Thursday. After regulations were first introduced earlier this year, companies faced accusations of finding loopholes to ensure customers either remained on more expensive TV packages or paid more for starter cable packages through added fees or eliminated discounts.

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