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Economy, International, Politics, Society

Dairy, lumber, NAFTA, and now aluminium.

‘Canada not the problem’ United Steel Workers (USW) U.S. President Donald Trump in his campaign to ensure jobs in America, has ordered an investigation into the impact of aluminium imports on America’s national security, a move that could lead to the» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Lumber wars: Duties and penalties as tactics

The cards are stacked- H Nelson Late Monday, the United States announced it would impose immediate countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports of up to 24 percent.  It also said the duties were retroactive to imports of 90 days» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canadians too will march for science

Rallies in Canada will be among 500 events happening around the world on April 22 in support of science. The marches were triggered by the new U.S. administration’s denial of climate change and the removal of information on the subject from the» 

Economy, International, Society

Executives wary about Trump

A survey of Canadian executives suggests they are ambivalent about U.S. President Donald Trump even as they see much that is positive for their businesses. The poll of 156 CEOs was conducted by telephone on behalf of KPMG and published» 


Canadian media must wake up to populist anger, warns journalist

Michael Valpy says Canadian media are making the same mistake as did those in the U.S. and Britain, and they are not reporting on people who are deeply angry about widening class divisions. The result was that people were surprised» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

‘Toxic’ fear-mongering threatens human rights worldwide: report

Amnesty International says “politicians wielding a toxic, dehumanizing “us vs them” rhetoric are creating a more divided and dangerous world which it compares to that of the 1930s. Division, fear, scapegoating is ‘very worrying’ “Our report this year is speaking» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Border tax would hurt Canada and U.S., says think-tank

There was not much economic reassurance after yesterday’s meeting between Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump. Today the C-D Howe Institute predicted that a proposed U.S. border adjustment tax (BAT) would reduce Canada’s real GDP by» 

International, Politics, Society

Canadian citizens stopped at U.S. border

Although the U.S. courts have suspended President Donald Trump’s travel ban, some Canadian citizens are being stopped at the border and refused entry into the U.S. The public broadcaster, CBC, reports that Yassine Aber, 19, was denied entry today after» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

The rule of law must be defended by everyone, say legal scholars

President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court was quoted as saying he found Trump’s attacks on the judiciary “demoralizing” and “disheartening” and he is not the only one. Western democracy is based on the rule of law but» 

International, Politics, Society

Twitter takes action against trolls, ‘wild west environment’

Twitter is using several measures to try to fight those who bully and threaten online, but they not likely to have much effect, says Sam Fiorella, an author and professor of social media marketing at Seneca College in Toronto. “I»