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    Trudeau to visit Mexico, U.S. amid contentious NAFTA talks

    Trudeau to visit Mexico, U.S. amid contentious NAFTA talks


    As the third round of NAFTA talks wraps up in Ottawa, CBC News has learned the prime minister will be visiting Mexico and the U.S. next month. But a government source says Justin Trudeau will be discussing more than just the trilateral trade agreement...

    As the third round of NAFTA talks wraps up in Ottawa, CBC News has learned the prime minister will be visiting Mexico and the U.S. next month. But a government source says Justin Trudeau will be discussing more than just the trilateral trade agreement during the trip.

    Liberals walk out after Conservatives pick anti-abortion MP for status of women committee chair

    Liberals walk out after Conservatives pick anti-abortion MP for status of women committee chair


    Liberal MPs walked out on a status of women committee meeting Tuesday morning in opposition to the Conservatives pick for chair, Rachael Harder, a parliamentarian with a known anti-abortion...

    Liberal MPs walked out on a status of women committee meeting Tuesday morning in opposition to the Conservatives pick for chair, Rachael Harder, a parliamentarian with a known anti-abortion record.

    Preserve Indigenous residential schools as sites of conscience, MPs urged

    Preserve Indigenous residential schools as sites of conscience, MPs urged


    Canada's residential schools are places that must be marked and acknowledged, even if they represent a dark and difficult chapter of this country's history, says the University of Manitoba's Ry Moran, who calls them sites of...

    Canada's residential schools are places that must be marked and acknowledged, even if they represent a dark and difficult chapter of this country's history, says the University of Manitoba's Ry Moran, who calls them sites of conscience.

    Canada pushes inclusion of strong, progressive labour standards in NAFTA

    Canada pushes inclusion of strong, progressive labour standards in NAFTA


    Canada is pushing for the inclusion of enforceable, progressive labour standards in a rewritten North American Free Trade Agreement, aimed at compelling Mexico to pay workers higher wages and do away with so-called "yellow" unions that represent...

    Canada is pushing for the inclusion of enforceable, progressive labour standards in a rewritten North American Free Trade Agreement, aimed at compelling Mexico to pay workers higher wages and do away with so-called "yellow" unions that represent employers rather than employees.

    Fort McMurray fires cause air pollution spike on other side of continent

    Fort McMurray fires cause air pollution spike on other side of continent


    The huge forest fire in Fort McMurray last year caused air pollution levels to spike as far away as the New England states more than four thousand kilometres on the other side of the...

    The huge forest fire in Fort McMurray last year caused air pollution levels to spike as far away as the New England states more than four thousand kilometres on the other side of the continent.

    Skepticism and hope as national MMIWG hearings come to B.C.'s Highway of Tears

    Skepticism and hope as national MMIWG hearings come to B.C.'s Highway of Tears


    The families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in B.C. are approaching this week's national inquiry hearings with a mixture of hope for change and skepticism informed by past failures of...

    The families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in B.C. are approaching this week's national inquiry hearings with a mixture of hope for change and skepticism informed by past failures of government.

    $53.4M at stake in tax battle with Ottawa over First Nations VLT revenue

    $53.4M at stake in tax battle with Ottawa over First Nations VLT revenue


    Nova Scotia reluctantly paid $53.4 million to cover an HST bill the Canada Revenue Agency says is owed on revenue generated from video lottery terminals on First Nations in the province. The province is now appealing that assessment in the Tax Court of...

    Nova Scotia reluctantly paid $53.4 million to cover an HST bill the Canada Revenue Agency says is owed on revenue generated from video lottery terminals on First Nations in the province. The province is now appealing that assessment in the Tax Court of Canada.

    The hitch in Ukraine's peacekeeping bid: Where and how to keep the peace

    The hitch in Ukraine's peacekeeping bid: Where and how to keep the peace


    A UN peacekeeping force populated with Canadians may, in the estimation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, be the “shortest way” to end fighting in his troubled land, but his determination to exclude Russia could make for a long, uncertain...

    A UN peacekeeping force populated with Canadians may, in the estimation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, be the “shortest way” to end fighting in his troubled land, but his determination to exclude Russia could make for a long, uncertain road.

    Chrystia Freeland to stress importance of cultural protections at NAFTA dinner

    Chrystia Freeland to stress importance of cultural protections at NAFTA dinner


    Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister plans to stress the importance of Canadian cultural protections when she sits down to dinner with her U.S. and Mexican counterparts at the newly renovated National Arts Centre in Ottawa on...

    Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister plans to stress the importance of Canadian cultural protections when she sits down to dinner with her U.S. and Mexican counterparts at the newly renovated National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Tuesday.

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko rejects call for anti-corruption court

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko rejects call for anti-corruption court


    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says judicial reform aimed at rooting out corruption in his country will be introduced in two weeks, but the leader rejects calls for the creation of an independent anti-corruption court in his...

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says judicial reform aimed at rooting out corruption in his country will be introduced in two weeks, but the leader rejects calls for the creation of an independent anti-corruption court in his country.

    Ukraine asks Canada for access to satellite images to monitor Russian, rebel troop movements

    Ukraine asks Canada for access to satellite images to monitor Russian, rebel troop movements


    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has pressed the Trudeau government to restart a program to supply the Ukrainian military with satellite images to monitor Russian and separatist rebel troop...

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has pressed the Trudeau government to restart a program to supply the Ukrainian military with satellite images to monitor Russian and separatist rebel troop movements.

    Meet Kevin McCormick, the man who made it his mission to return Canada's lost military medals

    Meet Kevin McCormick, the man who made it his mission to return Canada's lost military medals


    While their achievements in uniform can be found on their service records, the military medals that mark the deeds of Canada's men and women sometimes get lost as the decades roll one over the other. One Canadian, however, has dedicated himself to...

    While their achievements in uniform can be found on their service records, the military medals that mark the deeds of Canada's men and women sometimes get lost as the decades roll one over the other. One Canadian, however, has dedicated himself to finding what was absent and returning it home.

    Ottawa tightens rules around using information obtained through torture

    Ottawa tightens rules around using information obtained through torture


    The federal government is strengthening safeguards around the use of information derived through torture, but will not issue a blanket ban on receiving information obtained from abuse or...

    The federal government is strengthening safeguards around the use of information derived through torture, but will not issue a blanket ban on receiving information obtained from abuse or mistreatment.

    'Rude and disrespectful': Federal food inspection agency executive abused, harassed staff

    'Rude and disrespectful': Federal food inspection agency executive abused, harassed staff


    An executive at Canada's food inspection agency mistreated and harassed staff, abused her authority and made inappropriate comments to employees on an ongoing basis, an investigation by the public sector integrity watchdog has...

    An executive at Canada's food inspection agency mistreated and harassed staff, abused her authority and made inappropriate comments to employees on an ongoing basis, an investigation by the public sector integrity watchdog has concluded.

    Convicted whistleblower Chelsea Manning says she's been denied entry into Canada

    Convicted whistleblower Chelsea Manning says she's been denied entry into Canada


    Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. intelligence analyst who was convicted in the largest breach of classified information in U.S. history, says she has been denied entry into...

    Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. intelligence analyst who was convicted in the largest breach of classified information in U.S. history, says she has been denied entry into Canada.

    Jagmeet Singh leads in NDP leadership fundraising but momentum slowing

    Jagmeet Singh leads in NDP leadership fundraising but momentum slowing


    New filings with Elections Canada show Jagmeet Singh continues to be the fundraising leader in the NDP leadership race, but after raising more than all his rivals combined in his first six weeks in the campaign, his advantage has...

    New filings with Elections Canada show Jagmeet Singh continues to be the fundraising leader in the NDP leadership race, but after raising more than all his rivals combined in his first six weeks in the campaign, his advantage has decreased.

    NAFTA talks becoming 'a little more heated,' says Canada's chief negotiator

    NAFTA talks becoming 'a little more heated,' says Canada's chief negotiator


    U.S. trade negotiators will only partially unveil new text on modifying a key chapter on investment under NAFTA, two well-placed sources said on Sunday, underlying the cautious pace of talks that are supposed to wrap up by the end of the...

    U.S. trade negotiators will only partially unveil new text on modifying a key chapter on investment under NAFTA, two well-placed sources said on Sunday, underlying the cautious pace of talks that are supposed to wrap up by the end of the year.

    How 73 per cent became the defining number of the small business tax battle

    How 73 per cent became the defining number of the small business tax battle


    In the kerfuffle surrounding the Liberal government’s deeply contested proposals to reform the tax system, possibly no number has loomed larger than 73 per...

    In the kerfuffle surrounding the Liberal government’s deeply contested proposals to reform the tax system, possibly no number has loomed larger than 73 per cent.

    Has Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Moroun 'outmanoeuvred everybody'? Liberals say no

    Has Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Moroun 'outmanoeuvred everybody'? Liberals say no


    The Canadian government has issued a permit for the billionaire owner of the Ambassador Bridge to build a second span, leading some to question the Liberals' commitment to its own Gordie Howe Bridge...

    The Canadian government has issued a permit for the billionaire owner of the Ambassador Bridge to build a second span, leading some to question the Liberals' commitment to its own Gordie Howe Bridge project.