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Morning Update: Canada pushing to revamp NAFTA provision; Gay Chechen refugee threatened

Canada pushing to revamp NAFTA Chapter 11 lawsuit provision Canada is pushing to revamp NAFTA’s Chapter 11 – a lawsuit provision that’s resulted in Ottawa being sued nearly 40 times by U.S. companies. Right now, independent arbitrators make decisions on cases. But critics say the lawyers who sit on those panels are vulnerable to conflicts of interest. Ottawa wants judges ...

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Where does Canada sit 10 years after the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples? – CBC News

It’s been 10 years since the world’s Indigenous Peoples celebrated the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The declaration was established to guarantee Indigenous Peoples individual and collective rights, the right of existence, living free of discrimination, and entitling them as peoples to self-determination under international law. UN secretary general at the time ...

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Fewer young kids, more seniors in low-income households: census – Politics

Canadians earned more in 2015 than they did in the previous 10 years, and fewer young children are living in low-income households, according to 2016 census data released by Statistics Canada on Wednesday. The numbers also indicate most Canadian households are saving for their retirement, more couples are contributing equally to their earnings, and the rate of inequality has been largely flat ...

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Fire trucks respond to Malteurop Canada Ltd. in Transcona – Manitoba

Several fire trucks were called to a report of a fire at a business in the Transcona Yards on Tuesday night. Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service tells CBC News crews were called to the Malteurop Canada Ltd. plant at 3001 Dugald Rd around 8:30 p.m. Several fire trucks responded to the call, according to a fire official. Winnipeg police say the fire was reported ...

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Islamic law expert among six U of T scholars named to Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

You may think medieval texts on Islamic law have no relevance in the 21st century. In fact, international child custody cases today are often entangled in modern statutes that draw upon that historical tradition, and which are insulated by a  technical legal claim of “jurisdiction” – something Muslim jurists wrestled with in the classical period of Islamic law (circa ninth to ...

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Canadian dollar holds on to gains as Canada’s bond yields climb

The Canadian dollar firmed on Monday against the U.S. dollar, supported by further gains in Canada’s bond yields after the country’s central bank surprised some investors last week by raising interest rates. A string of robust economic news pushed the Bank of Canada to hike rates for the second time in three months, a move that helped drive the loonie ...

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50 Years of Aislin: The 1972 Canada-Russia hockey series

From a cartoon by Aislin for the 1972 Canada-Russia hockey series. Terry Mosher / Montreal Gazette Terry Mosher’s editorial cartoons, penned under the name Aislin, have been a fixture of the Montreal Gazette for 50 years. We take a weekly look back at some memorable cartoons in this impressive and vast body of work. Terry Mosher’s new book, From Trudeau ...

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Life-prolonging ovarian cancer drug approved in Canada

Judy Fielden, 73, has just finished chemotheraphy for her second bout of ovarian cancer. (Lisa Schick/980 CJME) The ovarian cancer drug, olaparib, or Lynparza as it is known by the brand name, has been approved for use in Canada. pCODR, the national drug review panel, approved a second submission at the end of August. The drug is for patients battling a second ...

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