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Trump promises Canada: No wall for you, only more ‘bridges,’ extra trade

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WASHINGTON — There was no talk of walls, only bridges as Donald Trump exuded amiability Monday in a first meeting with his Canadian counterpart that suggested the northern neighbour might be spared the brunt of his nationalist America−first platform. The U.S. president shelved the type of trash−talking he directed at…

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Ethics watchdog investigates PM’s trip to spiritual leader’s private island

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OTTAWA — Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson has opened an investigation related to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s vacation on the Aga Khan’s private Caribbean island. The inquiry under the Conflict of Interest Code for MPs comes after Dawson conducted an initial review following a request by Conservative MP and leadership hopeful…

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TSX, Wall Street rally to record closes again as Trudeau and Trump meet

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TORONTO — The Toronto stock market rose to another record close Monday as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to work at strengthening economic ties on both sides of the border. The two heads of state issued a joint statement following their first face−to−face meeting…

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Trudeau’s “Little Potato” Name Cost Taxpayers $1.8 Million 

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Justin Trudeau went to china, for the famous nickname “little potato” and cost taxpayers $1.8 million dollars.  From CBC  According to figures obtained by CBC News, Trudeau’s 10-day trip to Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Hong Kong to attend the G20 summit and meet Chinese business and political leaders cost Canadian…

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Talks underway with federal government on refugee crossings: Manitoba premier

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WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says the province and the federal government are discussing options to deal with a rising number of refugees crossing the border from the United States. Pallister won’t reveal details, but says there has already been a call with the Prime Minister’s Office. He says…

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Trump, Trudeau shake hands in first face-to-face meeting at White House

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WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived at the White House for his first face−to−face meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump and Trudeau were both smiling and appeared to greet each other warmly as they shook hands at the door to the West Wing before the president ushered…

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Anxiety running high as Trudeau holds first face-to-face meeting with Trump

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OTTAWA — Anxiety is running high as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jets off to Washington this morning for his first face−to−face meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Trudeau and Trump will hold a tete−a−tete around 11 a.m. in the Oval Office, and then will be joined by other top officials…

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Montreal mosques hold open door day to foster understanding in wake of tragedy

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Two weeks after a gunman killed six Muslim men as they prayed in Quebec City, mosques around Montreal held open door events aimed at fostering understanding in the wake of the tragedy. The Quebec City shooting was a “wake up call” that highlighted the need for more dialogue between cultural…

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