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Freeland sees softwood progress as Canada-U.S. wage 'polite, amicable' trade war

Freeland sees softwood progress as Canada-U.S. wage 'polite, amicable' trade war

OTTAWA — Anyone looking for a political decoder for how the Trudeau government might be interpreting Donald Trump's latest spate of anti-Canadian trade rhetoric could do worse than American comedian Stephen Colbert.
Corporate Canada warns Trump's tax cut plan would hurt competitiveness

Corporate Canada warns Trump's tax cut plan would hurt competitiveness

OTTAWA — Corporate Canada is bracing for the latest economic challenge out of Washington: a tax-cutting plan for U.S. businesses that many fear would pose a considerable threat to Canadian competitiveness as well as Ottawa's bottom line.
Housing, economy, leadership feature in final B.C. election debate

Housing, economy, leadership feature in final B.C. election debate

VICTORIA — British Columbia's election campaign is in the final stretch after a TV debate Wednesday night that featured lively three-way clashes on the economy, housing and political leadership.
Trump assures PM: No NAFTA withdrawal for now

Trump assures PM: No NAFTA withdrawal for now

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump swore off plans to cancel the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday, after a day rife with speculation that he could be on the verge of threatening to obliterate the seminal trade deal.
Kevin O'Leary quits Conservative leadership race, supports Maxime Bernier

Kevin O'Leary quits Conservative leadership race, supports Maxime Bernier

OTTAWA — Celebrity investor and reality-TV star Kevin O'Leary, who rattled Conservative cages three months ago when he joined the party's leadership race, did it again Wednesday by quitting a contest observers believe he had every chance of winning.
With front-runner out, Conservative leadership candidates target Bernier

With front-runner out, Conservative leadership candidates target Bernier

OTTAWA — The Conservative leadership race now enters the final weeks with penultimate debate showcasing the task at hand for the majority of candidates: take down clear front-runner Maxime Bernier.

Four people hurt after pickup collides with rear of school bus in Nova Scotia

OYSTER POND, N.S. — Three children and an adult were sent to hospital after a pickup truck rear-ended a school bus Wednesday on a rural highway east of Halifax.
Premier Clark calls on Ottawa to ban coal exports after softwood lumber duties

Premier Clark calls on Ottawa to ban coal exports after softwood lumber duties

SURREY, B.C. — Premier Christy Clark is taking aim at the American coal industry in the wake of the United States imposing hefty tariffs on British Columbia's softwood exports.

Calgary father of dead baby put on administrative leave from church

CALGARY — The father of the three-month-old baby whose death has been ruled a homicide has been put on administrative leave by the Calgary church where he serves as an associate pastor.
Woman rescued from crane at Toronto construction site faces 6 mischief charges

Woman rescued from crane at Toronto construction site faces 6 mischief charges

TORONTO — A woman who spent hours suspended high above a construction site after scaling a crane in downtown Toronto was rescued by being strapped to a rappelling firefighter and lowered to the ground as dozens watched in suspense from below.