Politics

Trudeau congratulates Trump, citing close economic and security ties

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is congratulating Donald Trump on becoming the 45th U.S. president — and reminding him of Canada’s historically close ties with its southern superpower neighbour. “Canada and the United States have built one of the closest relationships between any two countries in the world. This enduring partnership is essential to our shared prosperity and security,” Trudeau said ...

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Canada cuts $48M in tariffs to boost food manufacturing

As the incoming Trump administration talks about piling on new tariffs to discourage imports and protect American jobs, the Canadian government quietly moved in the opposite direction over the holidays: eliminating tariffs.  Why? To support Canadian jobs. A customs tariff order published Dec. 28 in the Canada Gazette describes how roughly 200 different tariffs on imported food ingredients will be repealed or ...

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Prior leaks of navy info were on RCMP’s radar prior to vice-admiral’s removal

The RCMP conducted at least two prior investigations into leaks of sensitive information involving naval projects before this week’s suspension of the military’s second-highest ranking officer, sources tell CBC News. The revelation comes at the same time the Trudeau government has quietly moved to reassure allies that no foreign intelligence data was compromised in relation to the controversy involving Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. A ...

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French a major advantage for Conservative leadership contenders

Can a candidate for the Conservative leadership win the party’s top job and become prime minister without speaking French well enough to order a plate of poutine in a brasserie? Kevin O’Leary hopes so — and the poor performances in Tuesday’s French-language debate suggest a few of his leadership rivals do, too. Bilingualism isn’t a requirement to win either office. But demographics, ...

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‘Embrace change’: Canada cautioned to keep cool for Trump: Rosemary Barton

Half a world away from the festivities and protests taking place in the United States of America, the former Canadian primer minister managed hit the nail on the head.    “The U.S. under [Donald] Trump will focus squarely on America’s vital interests, narrowly defined, especially its economic interests. This does not mean the U.S. will be unwilling to work with friends ...

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Conservative leadership candidates square off at Winnipeg forum

Candidates for the Conservative party leadership squared off at a leadership forum on Thursday night that covered an array of issues ranging from carbon pricing to the role of the federal government with respect to Indigenous people to Canada’s obligations to NATO. Around 200 people attended the event at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre in Winnipeg hosted by the city’s Elmwood — Transcona ...

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5 members of Trump’s cabinet Canada will come to know best, and their Canadian counterparts

As president-elect Donald Trump prepares to assume office, his cabinet nominees are still working their way through the congressional approval process — with the first confirmations not expected until Friday at the earliest.  At least five of those appointments will be critical for Canada. Trump’s cabinet picks for the foreign affairs, trade, environment, homeland security and energy files are likely to test their ...

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5 Trump cabinet members Canada will come to know best, and their Canadian counterparts

As president-elect Donald Trump prepares to assume office, his cabinet nominees are still working their way through the congressional approval process — with the first confirmations not expected until Friday at the earliest.  At least five of those appointments will be critical for Canada. Trump’s cabinet picks for the foreign affairs, trade, environment, homeland security and energy files are likely to test their ...

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