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Highlights/U.S.

Economy, Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics, Society

Could U.S.policy cause a tidal wave of immigration and asylum claims in Canada?

U.S. President Donald Trump has announced he will end a policy known as DACA, which has caused great turmoil for tens of thousands of undocumented people in the U.S. Could that mean another wave, or even tsunami of people crossing» 

International, Military, Politics

Former Canadian diplomat speaks about the N Korea situation

The world is collectively concerned about the sabre rattling of N, Korea, and the U.S threats of reprisals. Repeated North Korean missile tests and now the latest nuclear test have only escalated the tensions. U.S President Trump is also calling» 

International, Military, Politics

Despite expected U.S. troop hike, no victory in sight in Afghan war: expert

While U.S. President Donald Trump opened the door on Monday to beefing up U.S. forces in Afghanistan, the best he can hope for is “no victory, no defeat” in America’s longest war, says a Canadian expert. Speaking before a crowd» 

Economy, International, Politics

Talks to overhaul ‘fundamentally failed’ NAFTA kick off in Washington

Top officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States kicked off formal negotiations on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement as U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer called for a major overhaul of the trilateral accord, arguing it has “fundamentally» 

International, Politics

Canadian diplomat in Cuba treated for ‘unusual symptoms’

At least one Canadian diplomat in Cuba has been treated in hospital after displaying “unusual symptoms” that included headaches and hearing loss, Global Affairs Canada confirmed Thursday. The admission comes a day after the U.S. government announced that it had» 

International, Politics

Air travel: prepare for longer waits to get into the U.S.

Starting today Canadians, and others are being told it will take a little longer to be cleared to travel to the U.S. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced it is beginning “enhanced security measures”. Travellers heading into the U.S.» 

Immigration & Refuge, International

Canada-U.S. refugee agreement to be challenged in court

An asylum-seeker from El Salvador and advocacy groups will go to court to argue that Canada’s agreement with the U.S.on refugees violates her rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This Safe Third Country Agreement assumes that Canada» 

Immigration & Refuge, International

Canada urged to suspend refugee agreement with U.S.

Refugee and human rights advocates are renewing calls for Canada to suspend an agreement it has with the United States governing the treatment of refugee claimants. Under the Safe Third Country Agreement between the two countries refugee claimants must see» 

Economy

Ottawa vows to defend lumber industry in face of new U.S. duties

The Liberal government is vowing to use all means at its disposal, including litigation, to protect Canadian lumber producers after the U.S. Department of Commerce slapped them with additional anti-dumping tariffs on Monday. These new anti-dumping duties, which range from» 

International

Canadian suspect in Michigan attack wanted to buy gun: FBI

A Canadian man of Tunisian origin suspected of stabbing an American police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday morning, had attempted to buy a gun in the United States prior to the attack but was unsuccessful»