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Freeland welcomes Trump’s openness to extending NATA talks deadline

Posted: 12 Jan 2018 07:36 AM PST

LONDON, Ont. — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is welcoming U.S. President Donald Trump’s newfound patience on NAFTA renegotiations. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the president indicated he’s open to extending the March deadline for concluding talks aimed at modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump noted the difficulty of trying […]

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Morning Brief: Trump’s “best words” come out to play

Posted: 12 Jan 2018 04:09 AM PST

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Trump: Why allow immigrants from ‘shithole countries’?

Posted: 12 Jan 2018 01:46 AM PST

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. Trump’s contemptuous description of an entire […]

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Yukon’s recreational pot rules to focus on protecting youth: minister

Posted: 12 Jan 2018 01:18 AM PST

Yukon’s government says it wants regulations for recreational marijuana to focus on minimizing health impacts for young people in the territory. The government released a summary of draft legislation ahead of Ottawa’s plans for legalization this summer and the proposed rules include setting the age for consumption at 19, the same limit set by several […]

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MMIW inquiry loses executive director

Posted: 12 Jan 2018 01:14 AM PST

The inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has lost another executive director. The federally funded commission — plagued by many staffing changes throughout its tenure — says Debbie Reid has left the commission as executive director but it will not comment further, calling it a personnel matter. In a statement, the commission […]

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Ex B.C. health minister says pot promising substitute for opioid addiction

Posted: 12 Jan 2018 01:00 AM PST

Terry Lake, the former British Columbia health minister who oversaw the declaration of a public-health emergency amid the deadly fentanyl crisis, is urging more research on the effects of marijuana on opioid addictions. Now a vice-president at a medical cannabis company, Lake said there is preliminary evidence that shows marijuana can help people with addictions […]

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Vancouver meeting on North Korea to consider ways to control smuggling

Posted: 11 Jan 2018 03:29 PM PST

Canada and its Korean War allies will sit down in Vancouver next week to consider ways to tighten the screws on North Korea —  including whether to intercept North Korean shipping. U.S. State Department officials confirmed China and Russia were not invited to Tuesday’s meeting, which Canada is co-hosting with the U.S. in response to […]

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Singh pledges zero tolerance on sexual harassment

Posted: 11 Jan 2018 03:21 PM PST

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he has personally discussed the issue of sexual misconduct with his caucus members, and that his party has a zero-tolerance policy for such behaviour. It’s vital for someone in a leadership role to send a strong message about unacceptable behaviour, Singh said Thursday — a view shared by former interim […]

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Evening Brief: Thursday, January 11, 2018

Posted: 11 Jan 2018 02:00 PM PST

Tonight's Evening brief is brought to you by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

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U.S. isn’t worrying about Canada and missile defence, says Obama adviser

Posted: 11 Jan 2018 01:49 PM PST

Canadians don't have to wring their hands over whether the country should sign on to the U.S. ballistic missile defence system, says a former top defence adviser to President Barack Obama. Washington is paying more attention to bigger Canadian defence issues such as the long-delayed acquisition of a fleet of new modern fighter jets, Lindsay […]

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