Tag Archives: Canada

Canada Sees 6X More Asylum Requests By Americans

The Guardian reports: In 2017, some 2,550 US citizens applied for asylum in Canada – an increase of more than sixfold from 2016 and the largest such number since at least 1994, according to data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Americans were the third largest contingent of asylum seekers in 2017, after Haitians and Nigerians. The vast majority are …

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CANADA: Straight Pride Flag Roils Small Town [VIDEO]

CTV News reports: The man who petitioned the government of a small village in New Brunswick to raise a ‘straight pride’ flag says he’s disappointed the flag was later taken down. “Why should I not be allowed to fly my flag?” Glenn Bishop told CTV Atlantic. “That’s disgraceful. This is discrimination against straight people.” The flag was raised Sunday, next …

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GOP Rep. Steve King Endorses Open White Supremacist

The Des Moines Register reports: U.S. Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican who has a history of controversial remarks, is praising a Canadian political candidate who is far-right and a white nationalist. King tweeted Tuesday night in support of Faith Goldy, a candidate for Toronto mayor, describing her as an excellent candidate who is “pro Rule of Law, pro Make …

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CANADA: Legal Marijuana Sales Begin [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: Marijuana sales officially began in Canada on Wednesday, making it the first G7 country — and the second country in the world after Uruguay — to legalize the drug for all adults. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned on a promise to legalize marijuana, and his Liberal government delivered in the form of Bill C-45, otherwise known as …

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Marlboro Maker In Talks To Buy Canadian Pot Company

Business Insider reports: Aphria, a Canadian-based cannabis producer, rallied more than 16% Wednesday after a report said that Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, was in talks to buy a minority stake in the company, the Globe & Mail reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter. According to the Globe & Mail, Altria has expressed an interest in acquiring …

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CANADA: One Week Away From Legalized Marijuana

The Associated Press reports: Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it’s no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled some of those greenhouses have been replaced with a new cash crop: marijuana. Beren and other formerly …

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US And Canada Reach Last Minute NAFTA Deal

Bloomberg reports: U.S. President Donald Trump is set to sign a successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement that will make modest revisions to a deal he once called a “disaster,” easing uncertainty for companies reliant on tariff-free commerce. U.S. and Canadian negotiators worked around the clock this weekend to secure an agreement just before a Sunday midnight deadline, …

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Coca-Cola In Talks To Produce Pot-Infused Drink

Bloomberg reports: The world’s largest beverage company may be the next industry giant to jump into the cannabis drinks business. Coca-Cola Co. says it’s monitoring the nascent industry and is interested in drinks infused with CBD — the non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that treats pain but doesn’t get you high. “We are closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD as …

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US Border Official: Canadians Who Work In Legal Pot Industry Will Be Banned From US As Drug Traffickers

Politico reports: Canadians who work in the marijuana industry — and those who invest in the booming pot sector — risk a lifetime ban on travel to the U.S., according to a senior official overseeing U.S border operations. As Canada prepares to become the world’s only major industrialized nation to legalize retail marijuana sales starting Oct. 17, the Canadian cannabis …

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Trump: We Shouldn’t Have To Buy Our Friends

The Hill reports: President Trump appeared to slam trade talks with Canada in a tweet late Saturday evening, writing that the U.S. “shouldn’t have to buy our friends” with “bad trade deals and free military protection.” The tweet came after a series of tweets in which Trump cited a Breitbart News article titled, “No Deal! Trade Talks with Canada Conclude …

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Trump Threatens To “Terminate NAFTA Entirely”

The Daily Beast report: President Trump on Saturday threatened to exclude Canada from a new NAFTA deal and “terminate” the trade pact entirely if Congress gets involved in negotiations. He went on to warn Congress, which has authority over trade agreements, “not to interfere” or he will scrap NAFTA altogether. Under NAFTA rules, Trump can withdraw the U.S. from the …

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Trump Explodes Over Leak To Canadian Press

The Hill reports: President Trump blasted the news media on Friday after apparently off-the-record comments he made about Canada were leaked, calling it another example of “dishonest reporting.” Trump’s attack on the media came only hours after The Toronto Sun reported that Trump privately said he wouldn’t compromise in regards to trade with Canada. It is unclear how The Sun …

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Bombshell Trump Leak Upends Canadian Trade Deal

The Toronto Star reports: High-stakes trade negotiations between Canada and the U.S. were dramatically upended on Friday morning by inflammatory secret remarks from President Donald Trump, after the remarks were obtained by the Toronto Star. In remarks Trump wanted to be “off the record,” Trump told Bloomberg News reporters on Thursday, according to a source, that he is not making …

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Trump Says He’ll Terminate NAFTA, Threatens Canada

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump says he’ll be “terminating” the North American Free Trade Agreement as he pursues a deal with Mexico and starts negotiations with Canada. Trump said Monday during an Oval Office event that he’ll be calling the emerging agreement the “United States-Mexico Trade Agreement.” He says it will mark the end of the NAFTA name. …

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Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Ambassador, To Withdraw Students From Canada Over Women’s Rights Criticism

The Associated Press reports: Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador on Monday and froze “all new business” with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom’s arrest of women’s rights activists — yet another warning to the West reflecting Riyadh’s newly assertive foreign policy. The sudden and unexpected dispute bore the hallmarks of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s …

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TORONTO: Cops ID Mass Shooter As Faisal Hussain

The Ottawa Citizen reports: Ontario’s police watchdog has identified the man responsible for a shooting rampage in Toronto’s Greektown as Faisal Hussain. The Special Investigations Unit says Hussain is a 29-year-old from Toronto. Police have said he was found dead after exchanging fire with police during the shooting on Sunday night. Two people were killed and 13 others injured in …

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TORONTO: 13 Wounded, 2 Dead Including Gunman In Mass Shooting At Crowded Restaurant District [VIDEO]

The Globe & Mail reports: A young woman is dead and another 13 people are injured, including a child in critical condition, after a lone gunman walked along Toronto’s busy Danforth Avenue on Sunday night, randomly shooting pedestrians before opening fire on crowded restaurants. The 29-year-old shooter died in a nearby alley after an exchange of gunfire with police, though …

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Hudson’s Bay Drops Ivanka Trump’s Fashion Line

Global News reports: Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) pulled all items from the Ivanka Trump fashion line from their website overnight and said they will be “phasing” out the brand, both online and in-store, through the fall. In an email to Global News, HBC sent the following statement: “Hudson’s Bay is phasing out this brand through the fall based on its …

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Canada’s Retaliatory Tariffs On US Goods Go Into Effect

The Associated Press reports: Canada began imposing tariffs Sunday on $12.6 billion in U.S. goods as retaliation for the Trump administration’s new taxes on steel and aluminum imported to the United States. Some U.S. products, mostly steel and iron, face 25 percent tariffs, the same penalty the United States slapped on imported steel at the end of May. Other U.S. …

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CANADA: Tourist Restaurant Fires Manager For Refusing To Serve Customer Wearing MAGA Hat [VIDEO]

The CBC reports: The manager of a popular Vancouver tourist restaurant has been fired after refusing service to a supporter of Donald Trump. A man wearing one of the U.S. president’s “Make America Great Again” hats was refused service at the Teahouse in Stanley Park on Tuesday by Darin Hodge. According to the restaurant’s general manager, the man was seated …

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