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'We suck as neighbors': Americans take to Twitter on Canada Day to apologize for Trump

Canada Day has nothing to do with the US, but that hasn’t stopped the Twittersphere from using the holiday to insult Donald Trump, with some Americans even apologizing to their northern neighbors on behalf of their president. As Canadians marked the holiday with barbecues and family time on Sunday, others online were taking to Twitter, seizing the opportunity to throw ...

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First in the West: Canada votes to legalize recreational cannabis, lifting 95yo ban

Both chambers of the Canadian parliament have voted to approve the bill, paving the way for recreational use of marijuana and its cultivation, including home growth. To become law, it needs a largely formal royal approval. The Canadian non-elected Senate passed the bill, commonly known as the Cannabis Act, on Tuesday, with 52 votes in favor and 29 against. The ...

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Three people in a polyamorous relationship recognized as legal parents of a child in Canada

A Canadian court has declared two men in a polyamorous relationship with a woman as legal parents of a child in the first such case in the country’s history. The Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court came up with a ruling in April, but it was only publicly announced last week. Canadian law recognizes polyamorous relationships, but bars bigamy and polygamy, ...

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Illegal Monsanto GMO wheat discovered at ‘isolated site’ in Canada

Canadian authorities have admitted that a patch of an unapproved, genetically modified strain of wheat has been found in the wild, well outside of old Monsanto test areas, but hope the unfortunate discovery won’t hamper exports. The crop, of unknown origin, was first discovered on an access road in Alberta last year, after it survived the spraying of the area ...

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Trump warns Trudeau: Trade row 'will cost Canada a lot of money’

US President Donald Trump has said that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s criticism of his trade negotiation tactics following the G7 summit is “probably going to cost the people of Canada a lot of money.” Speaking during a press conference following his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, Trump suggested Trudeau’s remarks during the G7, in which ...

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Airborne poo rained into car after plane fly-by, Canada motorist says

Authorities in Canada are investigating claims that human feces fell through a motorist’s sunroof after falling from a passenger jet and that it has happened more than once. Canada Transport is reportedly looking into an incident which occurred last month along –and possibly thousands of miles above– a junction in Kelowna, British Columbia. According to Susan Allan, she was driving ...

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There goes the neighborhood: Canada & Mexico vow to strike back at US in trade war

US neighbors Canada and Mexico have pledged to retaliate against new tariffs imposed by the White House on steel and aluminum. Officials from both countries accuse the US of protectionism. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Ottawa would take reprisals against the measure by imposing its own tariffs on US exports of steel, aluminum and other products. According to the ...

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‘Totally unacceptable’: Canada retaliates with tariffs on US imports

Reacting to the US decision to activate tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, Ottawa said it would impose its own import levies on over $ 16 billion worth of US products such as whiskey and orange juice. Tariffs on US goods will vary between 10 and 25 percent, matching the tariffs imposed on Canadian imports by Washington just hours earlier, ...

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US slaps Europe, Canada & Mexico with steel, aluminum tariffs

Unable to win concessions from from its trading partners ahead of the Friday deadline, the US has introduced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. The new 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports from the EU, Canada and Mexico come into force at midnight (04:00 GMT, Friday), ...

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Apple’s HomePod is coming to Canada, France and Germany June 18

Buried amid the flurry of iOS 11.4 news issued by Apple today is one key piece of hardware news: the company’s high-end smart speaker will be arriving in a number of additional key markets next month. After hitting stores in February here in the States, the HomePod will be arriving in Canada, France and Germany on June 18. That brings the ...

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