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Canada's big new trade deal: How it could affect a far bigger deal - NAFTA

Canada's big new trade deal: How it could affect a far bigger deal - NAFTA

MONTREAL — The signing of a sprawling new trade pact involving two North American countries has revealed a rift in philosophy with the continent's superpower and raised the question of whether those differences might complicate the NAFTA negotiations
Feds clarify LGBTQ and abortions rights attestation for summer jobs funding

Feds clarify LGBTQ and abortions rights attestation for summer jobs funding

OTTAWA — The Liberal government has clarified how its new policy on reproductive rights will apply to organizations seeking youth summer job funding — but it's standing firm on its decision to deny grants to groups advocating against abortion.
Winter storm forces NDP to move caucus retreat from Saguenay to Ottawa

Winter storm forces NDP to move caucus retreat from Saguenay to Ottawa

OTTAWA — Federal New Democrats have been forced to relocate a planned caucus retreat to Ottawa after poor weather scuttled the party's original plan to hold the meeting in Saguenay, Que.
Media magnate Peladeau evasive about potential return to politics

Media magnate Peladeau evasive about potential return to politics

MONTREAL — Quebec telecom and media magnate Pierre Karl Peladeau renewed speculation Tuesday he is considering a return to politics.
Trudeau promotes women's rights during Davos speech

Trudeau promotes women's rights during Davos speech

DAVOS, Switzerland — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hailed Canada as an example for the world to follow as he urged the international community on Tuesday to do more to promote women's rights and gender equality.
The Tuesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

The Tuesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Tuesday, Jan.

Wynne wants Ontario interests, such as the auto sector, defended in revived TPP

TORONTO — Ontario's premier says the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership must not come at the expense of key Ontario sectors, including the auto industry.
Canada, old TPP members resurrect trade deal without U.S., but questions remain

Canada, old TPP members resurrect trade deal without U.S., but questions remain

OTTAWA — Canada and the remaining members of the old Trans-Pacific Partnership have breathed new life into a trade deal that will forge ahead without the United States and open distant new markets at a time of uncertainty closer to home.
Quebec municipalities using   environmentally friendly options to road salt

Quebec municipalities using environmentally friendly options to road salt

MONTREAL — Several Quebec municipalities that want to reduce their use of rock salt are turning to beet juice and wood chips as alternative de-icing options.
'I was ashamed:' Alleged sex victim testifies against ex-Young Canadians staffer

'I was ashamed:' Alleged sex victim testifies against ex-Young Canadians staffer

CALGARY — A man who says he was sexually assaulted by a former longtime employee of a young people's performance group testified Tuesday that Philip Heerema was like the CEO of the troupe and the man felt "completely trapped" after exchanging naked p