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Kinder Morgan Inc. has employed funding financial institution TD Securities to facilitate a possible sale of its Calgary-based Canadian enterprise, which may fetch the U.S. pipeline operator as a lot as $ 2.four billion, individuals aware of the state of affairs instructed Reuters this week.

The transfer comes about two weeks after Kinder Morgan closed its sale of the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Canadian authorities for about C$ four.5 billion.

At a convention earlier this month, Kinder Morgan Chief Govt Steven Kean indicated his willingness to promote the remainder of the Canadian enterprise.

Spokeswomen for TD and Kinder Morgan declined to remark.

Extra needs to be achieved to stop overseas interference and abuse of social media from disrupting Canada’s elections, says Canada’s chief election watchdog.

In his annual report tabled in Parliament final week, Commissioner of Elections Yves Côté mentioned he has already begun to arrange for attainable threats to subsequent yr’s federal election.

“Of specific curiosity and concern, to me and Canadians typically, are the inappropriate use of social media and attainable interference by overseas actors,” wrote Côté.

Côté, whose workplace investigates election wrongdoing, mentioned the variety of investigations which have required the Commissioner of Canada Elections workplace to look past Canada’s borders has been rising.

“Through the previous yr, and more and more over the previous few election cycles, the CCE has needed to perform investigations that contain some actions outdoors Canada, or the alleged participation of overseas individuals or organizations.”

Overseas interference difficult to research

The investigations might be difficult, he mentioned.

“The presence of overseas parts in investigations nearly all the time offers rise to delays, complexities, and different challenges. For instance, a major period of time and assets will usually be required merely to acquire the manufacturing of proof positioned outdoors Canada.”

In some circumstances it’s nearly not possible to acquire the proof elections investigators want, he added.

“In some circumstances, when the proof is underneath the jurisdiction of a rustic with which Canada doesn’t have cooperation agreements, it’s going to merely be not possible to amass the proof. If brokers of a overseas state had been concerned in the subject material of the investigations, then the investigative work would develop into all of the extra arduous.”

Côté mentioned his workplace might be working carefully with different our bodies which are trying to detect and forestall overseas interference in politics.

Discussions with Fb, Twitter

Côté’s report comes as revelations proceed to return to gentle about overseas makes an attempt to affect elections in locations like the USA, the place midterm elections are slated for this fall.

It additionally comes as Canada’s Parliament is weighing Invoice C-76, which Côté’s workplace says will handle a variety of the threats posed by overseas interference and social media.

The Commissioner of Elections workplace says it has already begun speaking with Fb and Twitter about methods to keep away from social media abuse in subsequent yr’s federal election. (Paul Sakuma/Related Press)

In his report, Côté additionally highlights the potential of social media to disrupt Canadian elections.

“The abuse of social media and its confirmed potential to create severe issues with democratic processes elevate questions of elementary significance,” he wrote. “Political events, candidates, Elections Canada, third events, NGOs, mainstream media and the social-media platforms themselves, all have a job to play in stopping the unfold of misinformation.”

Whereas Côté was not accessible for an interview, his workplace mentioned they’ve already begun reaching out to a few of the largest social media platforms, constructing relationships and asking them to pledge their assist.

“We’ve been in discussions with Fb and Twitter and we might be assembly with Google in early fall,” mentioned spokesperson Michelle Laliberté. “Up to now these discussions have been very constructive and we’re wanting ahead to persevering with this dialogue as we put together for the subsequent election.”

Proposed modifications embody fines

In his report, Côté mentioned the adoption of Invoice C-76 would assist his workplace examine election wrongdoing and “deliver the enforcement of the Canada Elections Act into the 21st century.”

Among the many proposed modifications are a system of administrative financial penalties or fines, beefing up compliance agreements, permitting Côté to use to a choose to hunt an order forcing a witness to offer data and permitting Côté’s workplace to put costs by itself with out having to attend for the general public prosecutions workplace to approve them.

In keeping with the report, Côte’s workplace labored out compliance agreements in 5 circumstances between 2017 and 2018 for infractions similar to failing to file monetary returns, opening separate financial institution accounts or making federal funding bulletins at partisan occasions. It additionally had eight circumstances earlier than the courts, together with the costs laid towards former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro for exceeding marketing campaign spending limits.


Elizabeth Thompson might be reached at elizabeth.thompson@cbc.ca

Brooke Henderson ended Canada’s lengthy drought on the CP Ladies’s Open on Sunday, firing a final-round 7-under-par 65 to win the nationwide championship by 4 strokes in Regina.

Henderson completed with a 21-under 267 complete, sealing the win with a brief birdie putt on the 18th gap on the Wascana Nation Membership.

American Angel Yin was alone in second place after a 68 and American Jennifer Music (67) was six pictures behind at 15 underneath. Australians Minjee Lee (68) and Su Oh (69) had been seven strokes off the tempo in a fourth-place tie with South Korea’s Amy Yang (68) and American Austin Ernst (69).

The 20-year-old Canadian captured shot a 7-under remaining spherical to win the CP Ladies’s Open. She’s simply the 2nd Canadian to win the event and the primary since Jocelyne Bourassa in 1973 1:31

It was the primary time a Canadian has gained this event since Jocelyne Bourassa took the 1973 occasion — then known as La Canadienne — at Montreal.

Henderson earned $ 337,500 US of the $ 2.25-million purse for her second victory of the season. It was her seventh profession LPGA Tour win, shifting her one behind Sandra Put up’s report for all-time victories by a Canadian.

Aggressive from the beginning

Henderson, who began the day with a one-shot lead, was aggressive from the beginning on an overcast, chilly morning in entrance of a vocal group of adoring supporters.

Displaying a steely focus and no signal of nerves, she discovered the golf green along with her opening drive and cleared a greenside bunker along with her second shot, sticking the ball 12 ft from the pin.

Henderson is likely one of the largest hitters on the Tour however her quick recreation will be inconsistent at instances. The 20-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont., set the early tone by sinking the birdie putt for a two-shot lead.

She gave the stroke again on the second gap after her drive discovered the tough. A line of fairway-hugging timber pressured her to chip out on the golf green and Henderson would accept bogey.

Again-to-back pars adopted, permitting Oh to briefly pull even with the Canadian. Nonetheless, Oh missed a 10-foot par putt on the fifth gap and Henderson drained a 25-footer for birdie to regain the lead.

Eighth-hole birdie creates separation

After a birdie-bogey run, Henderson confirmed her kind on the par-Three, 206-yard eighth gap. With a difficult pin placement, she elevated her tee shot completely to clear a greenside ridge and bunker to depart herself an 18-foot putt.

She hit the birdie to maneuver to 16-under for a three-shot cushion on Oh and defending champion Sung Hyun Park of South Korea.

Henderson shot a 7-under 65 on Sunday to seal the win on dwelling soil in Regina. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

Henderson was taking part in to win and to not simply hold on.

A gradual rain began to fall as the previous few teams made the flip. A number of the Tour’s largest names had been chasing Henderson however nobody may get scorching sufficient on the again 9 to get shut.

Yin hovered a couple of pictures again however Henderson would not budge.

Making it look simple

The Canadian was making nearly each shot look simple. The greens softened up a contact and Henderson was going for the pins. Strategy pictures had been normally in tight and the putter was working.

Yin rolled in her third straight birdie on No. 15, and Henderson answered by knocking in her fourth birdie putt in a row to maintain her three-shot lead.

She maintained that cushion by way of the 17th gap, permitting her to totally benefit from the second on No. 18 because the packed gallery roared throughout her stroll up the golf green.

After a wonderful drive, Henderson’s strategy shot from 69 yards out cozied as much as the opening. She tapped within the quick putt and the celebration was on.

Park (71), who completed at 13 underneath, will retain her No. 1 place on the planet rankings for one more week. She was tied with three-time CP Ladies’s Open champion Lydia Ko (69) and a number of other others.

American Mo Martin was one other shot again at 12 underneath after firing a course-record 62.

Hamilton’s Alena Sharp (71) was at 6 underneath, two pictures forward of Quebec Metropolis’s Anne-Catherine Tanguay (73).

The 2019 CP Ladies’s Open might be held on the Magna Golf Membership in Aurora, Ont.