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CANADA POLITICS: 5 Contentious NAFTA Issues to Create Friction Between Canada, US

CANADA POLITICS: 5 Contentious NAFTA Issues to Create Friction Between Canada, US

The U.S. wants Canada to allow a whopping increase in the value of goods American companies can send into Canada without paying an import tax.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Farewell Dear Friends’: Larissa Waters Last Statement as Senator

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Farewell Dear Friends’: Larissa Waters Last Statement as Senator

“Queensland Greens have never been stronger. Despite today’s events, Queensland will still have a Green voice in the federal Parliament.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Name Astronaut Payette New Governor General

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Name Astronaut Payette New Governor General

Payette, 53, would replace outgoing Governor General David Johnston, 76, whose term is set to expire in September after nearly seven years in office.

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CANADA POLITICS: C$10m Settlement Paid to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

CANADA POLITICS: C$10m Settlement Paid to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

The payout was given to former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr and was cashed immediately, the report said, citing a source involved in the transaction.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Brushes Off Criticism to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Brushes Off Criticism to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

Trudeau’s Liberal government would pay Omar Khadr around C$10 million ($7.7 million) and offer a formal apology to compensate him for abuses he suffered as an inmate at the U.S. military prison in Cuba.

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CANADA POLITICS: China, Canada Vow Not to Conduct Cyber Attacks on Private Sector

CANADA POLITICS: China, Canada Vow Not to Conduct Cyber Attacks on Private Sector

“This is something that three or four years ago (Beijing) would not even have entertained in the conversation,” an unnamed Canadian government official told the Globe and Mail, which first reported the agreement.

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CANADA POLITICS: New Government Set for Western Canadian Province Seen Short-Lived

CANADA POLITICS: New Government Set for Western Canadian Province Seen Short-Lived

“People are starting to clue in to the fact that this is quite likely an unworkable legislature,” said Hamish Telford, a political science professor at the University of the Fraser Valley.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Pushes Back as Unelected Senate Delays Budget Bill

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Pushes Back as Unelected Senate Delays Budget Bill

Senate scrutiny over the government’s budget has become a major irritant to Trudeau, whose attempt to reform the unpopular chamber has made it more independent just as Trudeau needed legislation passed to counter a refreshed opposition.

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CANADA POLITICS: Quebec Wants Constitutional Talks Despite Trudeau Opposition

CANADA POLITICS: Quebec Wants Constitutional Talks Despite Trudeau Opposition

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “We are Quebecers. Our nation is the founder of the country. We will engage in dialogue with other Canadians.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Parliament to Outlaw Removal of Passengers From Overbooked Flights

CANADA POLITICS: Parliament to Outlaw Removal of Passengers From Overbooked Flights

If approved by the Canadian Parliament, the new rules would come into effect in 2018.

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CANADA POLITICS: British Columbia Voters Choose Provincial Government

CANADA POLITICS: British Columbia Voters Choose Provincial Government

Premier Christy Clark’s Liberals were able to close a 10 point gap with the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the past two weeks.

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CANADA POLITICS: Woman Smuggling Asylum-Seekers From US Charged By Police

CANADA POLITICS: Woman Smuggling Asylum-Seekers From US Charged By Police

Royal Canadian Mounted Police they intercepted a 43-year-old woman driving nine people across the U.S. border into the prairie province of Saskatchewan.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau, Francois Hollande Mark Centenary of WW1 Battle at Vimy Ridge

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau, Francois Hollande Mark Centenary of WW1 Battle at Vimy Ridge

Hollande, Trudeau and British princes Charles, William and Harry were to take part in a ceremony later on Sunday expected to draw some 25,000 people.

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CANADA POLITICS: Battle of Vimy Ridge History

CANADA POLITICS: Battle of Vimy Ridge History

Canada History: The Battle of Vimy Ridge began at 5:30 a.m. on Easter Monday, April 9, 1917. Continue reading the ‘Battle of Vimy Ridge’ history.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Mark 100 Years of Vimy Ridge Battle

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Mark 100 Years of Vimy Ridge Battle

On Sunday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to visit the fertile countryside of France, where any hill with a view was fought over with a blind determination costing thousands of lives in World War I.

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CANADA POLITICS: Security Agencies Probe Illicit Cellphone Spying Near Parliament Hill

CANADA POLITICS: Security Agencies Probe Illicit Cellphone Spying Near Parliament Hill

CBC said it detected four locations where the devices were being used, close enough to cover Parliament Hill and the office of Prime Minister Trudeau.

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CANADA POLITICS: Why Somalian Refugees Are Seeking Refuge in Canada

CANADA POLITICS: Why Somalian Refugees Are Seeking Refuge in Canada

Somalis are fleeing Somalia to seek refuge in Canada making risky trek from U.S. to Canadian border to flee President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban and immigration crackdown.

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CANADA POLITICS: House of Commons Passes M-103 Motion Against Islamophobia

CANADA POLITICS: House of Commons Passes M-103 Motion Against Islamophobia

All NDP and Liberal MPs supported the motion, which passed 201-91. Majority of Conservative voted against. Gagan Sikand and Barrie Alex Nuttall abstained.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canadian Government’s Ambitious Export Goals Facing Big Challenges

CANADA POLITICS: Canadian Government’s Ambitious Export Goals Facing Big Challenges

Canadian government wants to boost exports by 30 percent over the next eight years, but experts and analysts say the goal is highly ambitious given a series of major challenges facing exporters.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau’s Liberals Urged to Accelerate Infrastructure Plans

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau’s Liberals Urged to Accelerate Infrastructure Plans

PM Justin Trudeau’s Liberals came to power 2015 promising to spend big on infrastructure to stimulate Canada’s economy and address infrastructure deficit.

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