Canada proposes health warnings, child-proof packs for legal pot sales

OTTAWA – The Canadian government proposed on Tuesday mandatory health warnings and child-proof packaging as well as a licensing regime for all cannabis products in legislation ahead of the July 2018 legalization of recreational marijuana. The proposals, which will be open for public consultation for 60 days, include restrictions on packaging to ensure the products are not enticing to children as well as legal standards for quality control and potency, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor…

"Canada proposes health warnings, child-proof packs for legal pot sales"

Duterte berates Canada’s Trudeau at end of Philippines summit

MANILA – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte attacked Canada’s Justin Trudeau at the end of a summit of Asian and Western nations for raising questions about his war on drugs, a topic skirted by other leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump. At the traditional news conference by the host nation at the end of the summit on Tuesday, Duterte was asked how he had responded to the Canadian prime minister raising the issue of human rights…

"Duterte berates Canada’s Trudeau at end of Philippines summit"

Gala glitz masks Asia’s tensions as Trump winds up tour

MANILA – Leaders from across Asia joined U.S. President Donald Trump at an extravagant gala dinner in the Philippines’ capital on Sunday, a show of amity in a region fraught with tensions that have lurked behind his marathon tour of the continent. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte set the tone of cordiality ahead of the two days of summit meetings he will host, suggesting that despite their differences over claims to the South China Sea, the…

"Gala glitz masks Asia’s tensions as Trump winds up tour"

‘Can I get it to go?’ Canada’s Trudeau charms Manila while ordering fried chicken

MANILA – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hopped from one table to the next, chatted with people and posed for selfies on Sunday at a fastfood chain store in Manila, charming residents of the Philippines capital for the second time in two years. Trudeau, in Manila for a summit of regional leaders, dropped in at an outlet of fastfood giant Jollibee Foods Corp after a visit to a nearby women’s clinic that advocates family planning,…

"‘Can I get it to go?’ Canada’s Trudeau charms Manila while ordering fried chicken"

Canadian review of China bid for Aecon to look at security: PM

OTTAWA – Canada will look very closely at security issues when it decides whether to allow a Chinese firm to buy construction company Aecon Group Inc , Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday. China’s CCCC International Holding Ltd said on Thursday it intended to buy Aecon for C$1.51 billion ($1.18 billion), a deal that requires Ottawa’s approval under the Investment Canada Act. Trudeau told a news conference in Quebec that Ottawa would examine the…

"Canadian review of China bid for Aecon to look at security: PM"

Exclusive: Canada pushed for Airbus deal as Bombardier courted China

MONTREAL/PARIS – The Canadian government encouraged Bombardier to make a deal with Airbus SE for its CSeries planes to thwart a potential venture with Chinese investors, according to five sources familiar with the matter. It signaled its preference for Airbus after Bombardier failed to reach an agreement with Boeing Co earlier this year that would have given the U.S. company a stake in the CSeries jetliners, according to the sources. The Canadian government’s role has…

"Exclusive: Canada pushed for Airbus deal as Bombardier courted China"

Founder of Canadian ‘Just for Laughs’ comedy festival quits amid abuse allegations

MONTREAL – The founder of Canada’s comedy festival ‘Just for Laughs’, which draws celebrities including Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman and Jerry Seinfeld, has resigned from his own company in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment. Gilbert Rozon made the announcement on his Facebook page on Wednesday night. He is the latest entertainment executive to be accused of sexual harassment in the wake of accusations against U.S. film producer Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein has denied having…

"Founder of Canadian ‘Just for Laughs’ comedy festival quits amid abuse allegations"

Canada’s Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie dies, PM weeps

TORONTO – The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, a music superstar beloved for songs about culture, small towns and hockey, triggered an outpouring of tributes and grief across Canada on Wednesday. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sheds tears as he speaks about the death of Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie. Adam Scotti/Prime Minister’s Office Downie, 53, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2015, died on Tuesday night surrounded by his family,…

"Canada’s Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie dies, PM weeps"

General Motors reaches tentative deal with striking Canada workers

TORONTO – General Motors Co said on Friday it reached a tentative labor agreement with striking workers at its CAMI plant in Canada, ending an almost month-old dispute. Some 2,500 workers at the CAMI plant in Ingersoll, in southern Ontario, walked off the job on Sept. 18 after the U.S. automaker rejected a union call to designate the factory as lead production site for the Chevrolet Equinox model in North America. “These members have shown…

"General Motors reaches tentative deal with striking Canada workers"

Thursday Morning Briefing

U.S. President Trump said he would be open to bilateral pacts with Canada and Mexico if NAFTA talks fail, Brexit talks continued in Brussels but with little sign of progress and Delta Airlines said it would refuse to pay tariffs on Bombardier’s CSeries jets. NAFTA  U.S. President Donald Trump said he was if a three-way deal cannot be reached to substantially revise the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump’s comments came at a White House…

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