Highlights/U.S.

Economy, International

Canada requests NAFTA review of U.S. tariffs on Canadian solar panel products

Ottawa is requesting a NAFTA review of U.S. tariffs targeting Canada’s solar power industry under the so-called Chapter 20 dispute settlement provisions of the free trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico, the federal government announced Monday. The» 

Economy, International, Politics

U.S. fires back with WTO challenge against Canada’s retaliatory tariffs

The United States launched a formal challenge with the World Trade Organization Monday against Canada’s retaliatory tariffs on a long list of U.S. products, arguing Canadian countermeasures breached international trade law and were “designed to punish American workers, farmers and» 

Economy, International

Ottawa welcomes U.S. decision to end duties on imports of Canadian supercalendered paper

Canada welcomes the decision by the United States to end countervailing duties on imports of Canadian supercalendered paper and to refund all duties collected since August 2015, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Tuesday. The decision by the U.S. Department» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Sending refugee claimants to U.S. is unconstitutional: court challenge

Sending asylum seekers back to the U.S. violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Canada’s international obligations, argues a current legal challenge. The Canadian Council for Refugees, Amnesty International and the Canadian Council of Churches have filed what» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada unveils counter-tariffs on U.S. products ‘very much in sorrow, not in anger’

The federal government unveiled Friday an updated list of U.S. products subject to Canadian retaliatory tariffs as of July 1 while also pledging to spend up to $2 billion to protect Canada’s steel, aluminum and manufacturing industries and workers. Flanked by» 

Economy, International

U.S./China tariff dispute could lead to world economic slowdown

The financial world is waiting and watching the escalating tariff dispute between China and the United States amid fears an all-out trade war would hurt economies around the world. Together, China and the U.S. represent about half the world economy.» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

U.S. separation of families sparks call for Canadian action

The outrage over the United States separating asylum-seeking parents from their children has elicited a demand that Canada rescind a refugee agreement it has with the U.S. The Safe Third Country Agreement stipulates that anyone who comes to an official» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

The Stopwatch Gang: notorious bank robber, celebrated author dies

A man of lists: FBI most wanted, Canadian best seller -Stephen Reid dead at age 68 They were headline grabbers throughout the 1970’s. Canadian Stephen Reid was the leader of a trio of robbers who hit over the course of» 

International, Politics

Trudeau supports Trump on North Korea, but won’t respond to barbs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he fully supports Donald Trump’s efforts to get North Korea to relinquish its nuclear arsenal, but he won’t respond to the U.S. president’s latest barbs directed at Canada. “Obviously we support the continuing efforts by» 

International, Politics

Trudeau and Macron brace for tough talks with Trump

They are two leaders who have been known for their attempts to win over U.S. President Donald Trump with friendly talk and had a reputation of having the president’s ear. But the era of Trump whispering might be over for»