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Highlights/U.S.

Environment, Indigenous, International

The end of the south Selkirk caribou virtually certain

They were called the “ghost herd” because there were so few in number, and so seldom seen. Now they’re on their way to become just that, ghosts. Of a herd which once had vast numbers at the beginning of the» 

Economy, International, Politics

NAFTA agreement hinges on auto rules, says Freeland

Canadian, Mexican and U.S. negotiators trying to hammer out a new North American Free Trade Agreement are focussing on the automotive industry rules as the centrepiece of the new NAFTA deal, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in Washington Thursday.» 

Environment, International

Desperate attempt to free right whale

Marine biologists are on the lookout for one of the few remaining northern right whales. The female known as “kleenex” was first spotted entangled in 2014, and hadn’t been seen until March of this year when she was spotted off» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Expert says NAFTA trade deal means Canada can’t limit emissions

The trade talks continue with senior members of the Canadian, American, and Mexican governments to work out details on renewal of the North American Trade Agreement. It’s being called “NAFTA 2.0 For People or Polluters?” The international trade talks now» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International

New wave of illegal migrant crossings into Canada

This past Easter weekend is perhaps the harbinger of a new crisis to come this summer in illegal entry into Canada. Border officials say they now fear a mass migration of Salvadorans from the U.S. later this year. During the» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

U.S. pushes for symbolic NAFTA agreement

U.S. negotiators are pushing for some kind of agreement on a new trade deal between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico by mid-April but insiders say it would be a token agreement lacking substance. Political and financial pressure for an announcement» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Rolling back vehicle emission standards in U.S. will affect Canada

Canada will have to decide what to do in light of the U.S. decision to ease emissions standards for cars and trucks. In 2014, Canada and the United States jointly adopted rules to radically increase fuel efficiency of the vehicles» 

Economy, International

Duties imposed on Canadian newsprint by U.S. called unfair

In its latest attack on free trade with Canada, the United States has slapped anti-dumping duties on Canadian newsprint producers averaging over 22 per cent. This is on top of an average 6.53 per cent in countervailing duties levied in» 

Economy, International

Trade deal collapse would cut growth, jobs in Canada

If U.S. President Donald Trump follows up on his threats to terminate the free trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico (NAFTA), that would kill about 85,000 jobs in Canada and about half a percentage point of growth in» 

International, Politics

Trudeau calls Trump to expresses ‘serious concern’ about proposed steel tariffs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called U.S. President Donald Trump Monday evening to register ‘his serious concern’ about the U.S. administration’s plan to impose steep tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, according to a read-out of the phone call from»