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In the news today, June 6 – CP
by ahnationtalk on June 6, 2018316 Views
Source: The Canadian Press
Jun 6, 2018
Five stories in the news for Wednesday, June 6
FINAL DAY OF CAMPAIGNING IN ONTARIO ELECTION
The three major party leaders in the Ontario election race have one more day of campaigning before voters head to the polls. A poll released Tuesday suggests Andrea Horwath’s NDP and Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives are in a virtual tie heading into Thursday’s vote at 39 and 38 per cent respectively. Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals are well back with just 18 per cent support among those surveyed.
CANADA REJECTS BILATERAL DEAL TO REPLACE NAFTA
Ottawa is rejecting a push by the Trump administration to strike separate, bilateral trade deals with Canada and Mexico instead of forging ahead with a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement. Ottawa’s refusal to pursue a one-on-one trade deal with the United States came after Larry Kudlow, Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, said the president was serious about pursuing bilateral agreements with its NAFTA partners.
SENATE SEEKS DISCLOSURE OF POT INVESTORS
The Senate wants to ensure organized crime doesn’t use offshore tax havens to wind up secretly controlling the recreational marijuana market in Canada once pot is legalized. Senators voted 45-29 Tuesday to amend the cannabis legalization bill to require that any company licensed to grow marijuana must publicly disclose all its shareholders or executive members who are not based in Canada.
NO CERTAINTY AT G7 ON PLASTICS OR CLIMATE
Doubt is percolating about Canada’s ability to deliver on its two biggest environmental commitments at this week’s G7, with no agreement yet on a plastics waste charter and Canada’s recent pipeline purchase casting a pall over its commitment to climate change. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Tuesday it is still uncertain whether Canada will get its proposed zero plastics waste plan signed at this week’s G7 leaders summit.
She’s the last surviving fluent speaker of her Indigenous language, but Elizabeth Phillips says she’s more confident than ever that her mother tongue will survive. The 79-year-old Sto:lo Nation elder is scheduled to receive an honorary degree Wednesday for her efforts to preserve the Halq’emeylem language in British Columbia. Phillips, whose Sto:lo name is Siyamiyateliyout, will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree at the University of the Fraser Valley’s convocation ceremony.
ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:
_ Statistics Canada releases April data on the value of building permits and Canadian international merchandise trade.
_ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with French President Emmanuel Macron.
_ Gov. Gen. Julie Payette meets with French President Emmanuel Macron at Rideau Hall.
_ Preliminary hearing in Edmonton for Michelle Rice, charged in the death of her 11-day-old daughter.
_ Transportation officials will outline details of Calgary’s first low-speed autonomous shuttle pilot.
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