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CANADA POLITICS: ‘Can I Get It to Go?’ Canada’s Trudeau Charms Manila

CANADA POLITICS: ‘Can I Get It to Go?’ Canada’s Trudeau Charms Manila

Earlier, when he landed at Clark airport, a smiling Trudeau waded into a crowd of children gathered to greet dignitaries arriving for the summit, exchanging high fives and waving to others.

During his last visit to Manila, Trudeau won a Twitter poll with the hashtag #APEChottie that asked people to vote for the most attractive leader at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in 2015.

“He’s so handsome! And he’s very nice,” said 29-year-old Rina Aparicio, among the customers at the fastfood outlet. “I asked for a selfie and he said yes right away.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Because Our Government is a Servant of U.S.

CANADA POLITICS: Because Our Government is a Servant of U.S.

Nations like Canada can choose their own path, their own destiny in peaceful cooperation with the nations and peoples of the world, with Russia and Venezuela. The problem is how the people of Canada, and, indeed, all nations, can escape this domination and survive it. Unfortunately, with the continentalists still in control in Washington and Ottawa, New York and Toronto, and with American control of the economic resources at an intolerable level, the situation looks bleak for the immediate future.

Canadians are nothing more than servants in their own house, when, to use the phrase of the Quebec nationalists in their struggle for self determination, we should be “maître chez nous,” masters of our own house. Instead our government is a servant of Washington and will suffer any humiliation and disadvantage that these sanctions will undoubtedly bring upon us in order to lick the hand that pats its head.

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CANADA POLITICS: Badly Shaken By Ethics Scandal Trudeau’s Government Offers to Reset Public Focus on Economy

CANADA POLITICS: Badly Shaken By Ethics Scandal Trudeau’s Government Offers to Reset Public Focus on Economy

Opposition parties from both the political left and right have seized on the ethics scandal, trying to tie Trudeau’s team to what they say is an entitled Liberal Party that has previously faced corruption charges.

“The opposition has changed the focus from substance to ethics, and they won’t let that go that easily,” said Genevieve Tellier, a political professor at the University of Ottawa.

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CANADA POLITICS: Quebec to Ban Face Coverings By Muslim Women

CANADA POLITICS: Quebec to Ban Face Coverings By Muslim Women

“We are just saying that for reasons linked to communication, identification and safety, public services should be given and received with an open face,” Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard told reporters in the province’s National Assembly.

“We are in a free and democratic society. You speak to me, I should see your face, and you should see mine. It’s as simple as that,” he said.

The National Council of Canadian Muslims said it was deeply concerned by the law’s passage and was looking at its legal options.

“This legislation is an unjustified infringement of religious freedoms,” said executive director Ihsaan Gardee.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada Unlikely to Walk Away from NAFTA

CANADA POLITICS: Canada Unlikely to Walk Away from NAFTA

Since NAFTA came into force in 1994, supply chains have become so integrated that borders barely exist, especially for key sectors such as the auto industry.

“Is this the most important trade agreement for Canada? Damn right it is,” said Dennis Darby, president and CEO of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, adding that dismantling the deal would be like trying to “unwind a clock”.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Phones Trump as Boeing Dispute Threatens Bombardier

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Phones Trump as Boeing Dispute Threatens Bombardier

Prime Minister Theresa May has phoned US President Donald Trump over a threat to jobs at Bombardier in Belfast from a trade dispute. In 2016, Canadian firm Bombardier won an order to supply up to 125 CSeries passenger jets to

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CANADA POLITICS: Hundreds of Migrants Deported to War-Torn Countries: Government Data

CANADA POLITICS: Hundreds of Migrants Deported to War-Torn Countries: Government Data

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government has maintained consistency on the issue of asylum-seekers.

“Canada welcomes immigrants… that said, there are laws and processes in place for people seeking asylum and our government is sending a clear message,” the spokesman said last month.

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CANADA POLITICS: Liberal Tax Proposals Backfire

CANADA POLITICS: Liberal Tax Proposals Backfire

“There is a genuine outrage among people who have made all their financial calculations and planning based upon a certain set of tax assumptions and are now seeing those tax assumptions challenged,” said Toronto MP John McKay.

“I don’t know at this stage how locked-in the government is on their proposals, but I do know there is significant outrage among a relatively influential group of people.”

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MEXICO POLITICS: NAFTA Nations Plan Talks Progress Under Barrage of Trump Treats

MEXICO POLITICS: NAFTA Nations Plan Talks Progress Under Barrage of Trump Treats

“We want to see positive signs of progress at the negotiating tables,” said Moises Kalach, head of the international negotiating arm of Mexico’s CCE business lobby, which is leading the private sector in the talks. “Hopefully we’ll get it, even if it doesn’t have to be stated publicly. Hopefully we’ll start getting closure on some issues.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Shuffles Cabinet, Focuses on Aboriginal Woes

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Shuffles Cabinet, Focuses on Aboriginal Woes

Trudeau, who took office in 2015 promising to repair ties with Canada’s 1.4 million aboriginals, said the former ministry had been designed in an earlier colonial era when governments dictated to indigenous peoples rather than talking to them.

“There’s a sense we have pushed the creaky old structures around (the ministry) about as far as they can go … it could not deliver the reconciliation that we need,” Trudeau told reporters after the reshuffle.

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CANADA POLITICS: Quebec Border Camp Swells With Asylum Seekers From US, Many Haitian

CANADA POLITICS: Quebec Border Camp Swells With Asylum Seekers From US, Many Haitian

Most of the recent arrivals have been Haitians, officials say, who fear they will be deported from the U.S. as their “temporary protected status,” which granted more than 50,000 Haitians residency in the U.S. after the 2010 earthquake, is set to expire in January. Spurred by false accounts of guaranteed residency in Canada, they made for the border.

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CANADA POLITICS: North Korea Releases Rim Hyon Su on ‘Humanitarian’ Grounds

CANADA POLITICS: North Korea Releases Rim Hyon Su on ‘Humanitarian’ Grounds

“Rim Hyon Su, a Canadian civilian, was released on sick bail according to the decision of the Central Court of the DPRK on August 9, 2017, from the humanitarian viewpoint,” KCNA said, using the country’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau ‘Very Hopeful’ of Getting US Softwood Lumber Deal

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau ‘Very Hopeful’ of Getting US Softwood Lumber Deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: “As we embark on the NAFTA renegotiations and improvements, people know that this is one that we need to make sure that we are settling right.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Says Taking Reports About Saudi Abuse ‘Very Seriously’

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Says Taking Reports About Saudi Abuse ‘Very Seriously’

“We are looking at these claims very seriously… and have immediately launched a review,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Saudi Using Canadian Armored Vehicles in Crackdown on Shias: Report

CANADA POLITICS: Saudi Using Canadian Armored Vehicles in Crackdown on Shias: Report

Saudi Arabia is one of the largest arms importers in the world.

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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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