Daily Archives: June 9, 2018

'Zombie NAFTA': What happens if Trump tears up trade deal

It’s hard to overstate just how chaotic the world’s longest border could become the day after a U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA. More than $2 billion worth of trade crosses the Canada-U.S. border every day: car parts, oil, grain, lumber, all streaming into the United States at record numbers. Donald Trump’s threat to withdraw from the trade deal is becoming an increasingly ...

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Environmentalists 'encouraged' by G7 plastics charter but urge more action

Environmentalists say a plan agreed upon by a majority of leaders at the G7 Summit in Quebec to keep plastics from polluting the Earth’s oceans is encouraging, but should be binding. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a joint communiqué at the end of the summit that he and the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and the U.K. agreed to a plastics charter that would deal ...

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Sask. woman found not guilty of drunk driving, judge rules her charter rights were violated

A woman arrested and charged with drinking and driving near Yorkton, Sask., has been found not guilty after a provincial court judge ruled her charter rights were violated in the arrest.  The defence argued that the officer arbitrarily detained the 28-year-old woman, and did not have a reasonable suspicion that she had alcohol in her body before asking her to take ...

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Priyanka Chopra apologizes after backlash over Quantico storyline

Quantico star Priyanka Chopra is apologizing after backlash over the show’s recent storyline involving India, Pakistan and terrorism. “I’m extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico,” the actress, 35, posted on Twitter Saturday. “That was not and would never be my intention. I sincerely apologize. I’m a proud Indian and that will never ...

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Rising carbon dioxide levels are turning rice and fish into junk food

​More carbon dioxide means less goodness from the crops we grow on land and the fish we harvest from the oceans. Increased CO2 in the atmosphere reduces the nutritional value of rice, the world’s most plentiful and valuable crop, as well as wheat and many wild plants. But CO2 also has a negative impact on the nutrition we take from the oceans, and that starts ...

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The House: Trump and Trudeau face off over trade at the G7

Canada’s finance minister says there’s still hope Ottawa can use a facts-based argument to convince the U.S. to repeal tariffs of steel and aluminum. Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on imports of the two Canadian metals. In response, the federal government later announced it would hit back with tariffs of their own, coming into effect July 1. Bill Morneau ...

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Vatican diplomat recalled from US indicted for child porn possession

Monsignor Carlo Capella, who was the No. 4 official in its Washington embassy, was indicted for child porn possession. VATICAN CITY –  A Vatican court has indicted on child pornography possession charges a diplomat recalled from Washington last year amid ongoing investigations in three jurisdictions. The Vatican said in a statement Saturday that Monsignor Carlo Capella, who was the No. ...

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