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Washington urges Saudi Arabia to release jailed blogger

The wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi and his supporters in Canada are welcoming comments by U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence Thursday calling on Saudi Arabia to release him. Speaking at a conference on religious freedom in Washington on Thursday,» 

Economy, International

U.S. lifts tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum

The United States has agreed to remove punitive tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum imports. This removes a major obstacle in efforts to ratify the new North American trade agreement between the two countries and Mexico. The U.S. had imposed» 

International, Society

U.S. bombs “deeply concerning” to Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today said the many pipe bombs sent to prominent United States Democrats and CNN’s New York office are “deeply concerning.” Trudeau stressed importance of a free press Speaking at an event to welcome the prime» 

International, Politics

Trump accuses China of meddling in 2018 midterm elections

China is attempting to “meddle” in the forthcoming U.S. mid-term elections, President Donald Trump told world leaders during a meeting at the United Nations on Wednesday. Speaking while chairing a meeting of the United Nations Security Council for the first» 

Economy, International, Politics

Newsprint tariff imposed by U.S. on Canada killed

The U.S. International Trade Commission has overturned duties that were imposed on Canadian newsprint saying that U.S. producers were not harmed by Canadian imports. The tariffs would have threatened the survival of five Canadian pulp mills and severely hurt the» 

Economy, International, Politics

Don’t let hatred of Trump lead Canada into costly trade retaliation blunder, says U.S. expert

Canadians shouldn’t let their hatred of Trump blind them into stumbling into a full-out trade war with the United States, says an American expert on international trade. Marc Busch, professor of International Business Diplomacy at the School of Foreign Service,» 

International, Politics

Trudeau to ramp up NAFTA charm offensive with tour of 3 U.S. cities

As Canadian, American and Mexican diplomats prepare for another tense round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement that will take place in Montreal next week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that he plans to make a» 

Economy, International

Ottawa ‘deeply disappointed’ as Washington targets Canadian newsprint

The federal government says it is “deeply disappointed” by the Trump administration’s decision to impose preliminary countervailing duties on Canadian newsprint, adding another trade irritant to relations between the two neighbours. The U.S. Department of Commerce slapped on Tuesday an» 


Darker clouds gather over Canada’s auto industry: report

Declining demand from U.S. consumers and uncertainty over the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are raising questions about the future prospects of Canada’s auto industry, according to a new report by the Conference Board of Canada.» 

Immigration & Refugees

Canada prepares for potential wave of Salvadoran asylum seekers

The federal government is bracing for a new surge of asylum seekers at the border this winter as the Trump administration is expected to rule Monday that hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans living in the United States as “temporary” immigrants»