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Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle adds new faces, puts focus on trade, border

In the News   |   July 19, 2018

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expanded his cabinet on Wednesday to put the spotlight on trade diversification, the flow of asylum seekers and confronting an increasingly strong challenge from the provincial premiers in the runup to... read more

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In speech, Obama warns against new era of ‘strongman politics’

In the News   |   July 18, 2018

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Former U.S. president Barack Obama, in an impassioned return to the global stage, has warned that the world is sliding into a brutal and dangerous new era of “strongman politics” where autocrats are exploiting fear... read more

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In extraordinary statement, Trump refuses to take U.S. intelligence agencies’ word over Putin’s on election meddling

In the News   |   July 17, 2018

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It was a disorienting scene: the President of the United States of America, standing beside the ruler of Russia, refusing to take the word of his country’s own intelligence agencies over that of the autocrat... read more

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U.S. slams Canada, others in WTO case for retaliating against Trump’s tariffs

In the News   |   July 16, 2018

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The United States has filed complaints against Canada and other countries at the World Trade Organization for retaliating against President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum. Mr. Trump’s trade chief, Robert Lighthizer, announced five... read more

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Trump sets stage for conservative majority on U.S. Supreme Court with Brett Kavanaugh pick

In the News   |   July 10, 2018

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Donald Trump has nominated a conservative appeals court judge to the U.S. Supreme Court, with his second appointment to the top bench handing him the opportunity to craft a firm and enduring right-leaning majority. The... read more

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Tipping the balance of the U.S. Supreme Court has long been a right-wing dream

In the News   |   June 28, 2018

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The U.S. Supreme Court is set for a rightward swing that could lead to sweeping changes to some of the most explosive culture-war issues roiling the country: a roll-back or abolition of abortion rights, the... read more

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Trump signs executive order ending family separation policy at Mexican border

In the News   |   June 21, 2018

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U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered authorities to stop separating migrant children from their parents at the Mexican border, a crisis caused by his “zero tolerance” policy of criminally prosecuting all people who cross the... read more

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White House ties border wall to migrant family separations

In the News   |   June 19, 2018

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The White House has rejected the idea of legislation that would end its policy of separating migrant children from their parents unless it also includes broad immigration reform and funding for a wall along the... read more

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Trudeau battles provinces, Senate for right of Canadians to grow cannabis

In the News   |   June 14, 2018

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has embarked on a political battle with the Senate and a potential legal fight with Quebec and Manitoba in order to give all Canadians the right to grow their own cannabis.... read more

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Kim Jong-un pledges ‘complete denuclearization’ as Trump suspends war games

In the News   |   June 12, 2018

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North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has reaffirmed his country’s commitment to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula, but offered few new pledges after hours of meetings with President Donald Trump. After the Singapore summit,... read more

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In North Korea’s bid to strengthen new market economy, Kim Jong-un may have to make nuclear concessions

In the News   |   June 11, 2018

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Read through North Korea’s constitution and you will discover a place where the state claims sole ownership over “all the natural resources, railways, airports, transportation, communication organs and major factories, enterprises, ports and banks.” But... read more

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Ontario PCs romp to comfortable majority as NDP forms the official opposition

In the News   |   June 8, 2018

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Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives have swept Ontario, riding a wave of discontent to a majority victory on Thursday night while the New Democrats took advantage of a Liberal implosion to form the official opposition for... read more

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U.S. decision on tariffs heightens tensions ahead of G7 leaders’ summit

In the News   |   June 1, 2018

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Bill Morneau will be expressing Canada’s strong objections to new U.S. tariffs when he meets directly with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during closed-door G7 meetings this week. Canada’s Finance Minister acknowledged the U.S. decision to... read more

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Trump pulls plug on meeting with North Korea’s Kim, blames leader’s ‘tremendous anger and open hostility’

In the News   |   May 25, 2018

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Donald Trump believed he had scored a foreign-policy triumph: After engaging in a Twitter war with Kim Jong-un, the U.S. President crowed that he was on the verge of getting North Korea to give up... read more

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Trudeau cabinet blocks Chinese takeover of Aecon over national security concerns

In the News   |   May 24, 2018

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The federal cabinet has invoked national security threats to block the proposed $1.5-billion takeover of Canadian construction giant Aecon Group Inc. by a Chinese state-owned enterprise − a decision that is likely to cause a... read more

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