June 20th, 2018

Business

Trump economic adviser Kudlow suffers heart attack days after G7 Summit

By The Canadian Press on June 11th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump says his top economic adviser has suffered a heart attack, just days after joining the U.S. president in Quebec for the G7 Summit that ended with increased trade tensions between Canada and the U.S. Trump tweeted just minutes before his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday ... Read More »

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7 mayors want pot removed from federal list of illegal drugs

By Gillian Flaccus, The Associated Press on June 11th, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. – Mayors from seven U.S. cities in states with legal marijuana said Monday they have formed a coalition to push for federal marijuana policy reform just days after President Donald Trump expressed support for bipartisan congressional legislation to ease the federal ban on pot. Mayors from Denver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, ... Read More »

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Quebec offers $100M to small firms affected by U.S. tariffs on aluminum, steel

By The Canadian Press on June 11th, 2018

MONTREAL – Quebec is offering $100 million in loans and loan guarantees to the smallest companies in the province’s steel and aluminum industries. Economy Minister Dominique Anglade made the announcement late Monday after a meeting in Montreal with industry players as well as union representatives, employers and municipalities. Canada, Mexico and countries in the European ... Read More »

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Trump: Economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack

By The Associated Press on June 11th, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump says his top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, has suffered a heart attack. Trump tweeted just minutes before his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that Kudlow is being treated at Walter Reed Medical Center. Kudlow joined Trump last week in Canada for the G-7 meeting of world ... Read More »

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Last call: Alberta changing craft beer subsidy plan after trade ruling

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on June 11th, 2018

EDMONTON – It’s closing time for Alberta’s homegrown subsidy designed to help its beer brewers. Finance Minister Joe Ceci says the province is changing the program after an appeal panel ruled it contravenes the Agreement on Internal Trade. Ceci says that doesn’t mean the government will stop supporting Alberta’s brewers, who he said face stiff ... Read More »

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Text of the post-G7 motion of solidarity passed Monday in House of Commons

By The Canadian Press on June 11th, 2018

OTTAWA – Members of Parliament voiced unanimous support Monday for a motion tabled by NDP MP Tracey Ramsey expressing solidarity with the government of Canada in its escalating trade dispute with the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. The motion reads: That the House a) recognize the importance of Canada’s long-standing, mutually beneficial trading relationship ... Read More »

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Canadian dairy farmers accuse Trump of trying to drive them out of business

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on June 11th, 2018

OTTAWA – After enduring months of withering fire from Donald Trump’s bombastic Twitter feed, Canada’s dairy industry waded into the fray on Monday by accusing the U.S. president of wanting to put Canadian farmers out of business. Yet even as it did so, some in this country were calling for major reforms to the very ... Read More »

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6 mayors want pot removed from federal list of illegal drugs

By Gillian Flaccus, The Associated Press on June 11th, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. – Mayors from six U.S. cities in states with legal marijuana said Monday they have formed a coalition to push for federal marijuana policy reform just days after President Donald Trump expressed support for bipartisan congressional legislation to ease the federal ban on pot. Mayors from Denver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, ... Read More »

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Good hop, bad hop:Alberta changing craft beer subsidy plan after trade ruling

By The Canadian Press on June 11th, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta’s finance minister says the province will abide by a free trade ruling against its craft beer subsidies, but says the program will be replaced with something else. Joe Ceci says the province is committed to helping its craft brewing industry grow, especially given it faces stiff protectionist measures in other provinces. Ceci ... Read More »

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Your internet use could change as ‘net neutrality’ ends

By Mae Anderson, The Associated Press on June 11th, 2018

NEW YORK – Your ability to watch and use your favourite apps and services could start to change – though not right away – following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections. Any changes are likely to happen slowly, as companies assess how much consumers will tolerate. The repeal of “net neutrality” took effect ... Read More »

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