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What the U.S. wants from NAFTA talks

In the News   |   July 18, 2017

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The United States have released their objectives for the upcoming NAFTA talks, which could begin as early as August 16. Here are some highlights. United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Monday released a broad summary of... read more

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Former astronaut Julie Payette to be named Canada's next governor-general

In the News   |   July 13, 2017

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will appoint former astronaut Julie Payette as Canada’s next governor-general, picking the prominent Quebecker for the high-profile position rather than a number of aboriginal leaders who were also seen to be... read more

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Indigenous women’s group pulls support from missing and murdered inquiry as commissioner resigns

In the News   |   July 12, 2017

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The success of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women is at risk with the sudden resignation of one of the five commissioners and the decision of a leading First Nations women’s group to... read more

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Trudeau government unveils reproductive health projects

In the News   |   July 11, 2017

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Less than three years after legalizing abortion, Mozambique is getting a new aid package from the Canadian government: More than $18-million to support abortion and family-planning services. The project, announced on Tuesday, is the first... read more

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Wildfires spread in B.C., forcing evacuation of 7,000 people

In the News   |   July 10, 2017

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Firefighters are battling more than 200 wildfires burning across British Columbia as the province prepares for several more days of hot and dry weather, leaving thousands of residents worried about their homes. By Sunday, an... read more

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Ottawa to offer Omar Khadr apology, $10-million in compensation

In the News   |   July 4, 2017

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The Trudeau government is poised to offer an apology and a $10-million compensation package to former child soldier Omar Khadr for abuses he suffered while detained in the U.S. military prison for captured and suspected... read more

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B.C. NDP to form government, ending 16 years of Liberal rule

In the News   |   June 30, 2017

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Almost two months after a provincial election, British Columbians will have a new government, following a tense evening in which the province’s Lieutenant-Governor spent hours in deliberation with the leaders of the governing Liberals and... read more

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U.S. Supreme Court gives go-ahead to narrower immigration, refugee ban

In the News   |   June 27, 2017

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The U.S. Supreme Court has partly reimposed President Donald Trump’s ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries and on refugees. The move ensures the continuation of one of the most divisive battles of the Trump... read more

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Canada and China strike corporate hacking deal

In the News   |   June 26, 2017

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China has signed an agreement saying it will stop conducting state-sponsored cyberattacks aimed at stealing Canadian private-sector trade secrets and proprietary technology. This industrial espionage accord was worked out this past Friday during high-level talks... read more

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Senators leave Liberals’ budget bill in limbo as MPs leave for summer recess

In the News   |   June 22, 2017

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Furious senators refused to pass the Liberal budget Wednesday evening, leaving the government’s agenda in limbo as members of Parliament left Ottawa for the summer recess. A flurry of events Wednesday pitted the Senate against... read more

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Fire at London social-housing project raises questions about spending cuts

In the News   |   June 15, 2017

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Fouzi Zahra can’t get the children’s cries out of his mind. “I keep thinking about the screams of the children,” Mr. Zahra said as he fought back tears while standing a block away from the... read more

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Penguins win back-to-back Stanley Cups with 2-0 victory over Nashville

In the News   |   June 12, 2017

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There was a moment in the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs when things didn’t look so good for Sidney Crosby – or the Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby happened to be in the wrong... read more

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May will work with 'friends' in Northern Irish DUP to achieve Brexit

In the News   |   June 9, 2017

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Theresa May says she will still form Britain’s next government, having visited the Queen after her stunning setback in Thursday’s election. Ms. May said Friday she will work with “our friends and allies” in Northern... read more

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Freeland questions U.S. leadership, says Canada must set own course

In the News   |   June 7, 2017

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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa will forge its own path on the world stage because Canada can no longer rely on Washington for global leadership. In a major speech setting the stage for... read more

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London attack victim Chrissy Archibald 'had room in her heart for everyone'

In the News   |   June 5, 2017

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Canadian woman Chrissy Archibald, 30, of Castlegar, B.C. was killed in Saturday’s London terror attack that left seven dead and dozens injured. “We grieve the loss of our beautiful, loving daughter and sister,” the family... read more

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