Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper risks a political backlash in British Columbia ahead of next year’s election if his government approves Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway pipeline, a Bloomberg-Nanos poll shows.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne charged her main election rival’s spending cuts would spark a recession while he warned she’d raise taxes as they squared off in a debate over dueling plans to spark a sluggish economy.
Canadian New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton , whose surging popularity may deny Prime Minister Stephen Harper a majority government in the May 2 election, said his economic plan will cut the deficit as quickly as Harper’s Conservatives and create more jobs.
A group of House Democrats wants congressional leaders to change rules on how swaps can be traded and drop a plan to separate derivatives trading from commercial banking as the U.S. overhauls its financial industry.
The Federal Reserve will release minutes from its Jan. 28-29 meeting, the last presided over by former Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and at which policy makers further reduced the central bank’s record stimulus.