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|Corporate Canada takes comfort after Trump talks of 'outstanding trade relationship'|
CALGARY - The sigh from the C-Suite was one of relief as Canadian business leaders took comfort Monday in the positive tone on trade struck by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump.
From the forestry industry to the automotive sector to the oilpatch, Corporate Canada kept a close eye on the first one-on-one meeting between the two leaders, parsing every word they uttered for clues on the future of trade between the two countries.
|Trump promises Canada: No wall for you, only more 'bridges,' extra trade|
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 Mexico during his election campaign and spoke of building ties with Canada, including more trade, a faster-flowing border, joint work on infrastructure and more labour mobility.
Trump, Trudeau avoid climate change talk, use 'coded' language on environment
OTTAWA - Standing next to President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute Monday to Canada's ability to negotiate environmental treaties with the U.S., such as the ... 1991 Air Quality Agreement.
As for the 2015 Paris Accord to combat climate change — the one Trump's predecessor Barack Obama lauded the prime minister for helping forge — Trudeau made no mention of that during his visit to Washington, at least not in public.
|Trudeau, Trump sit down with business leaders on women in the workforce|
OTTAWA - One has proudly declared himself a feminist, while the other inspired hundreds of thousands of people to take to the streets in protest of his stances on issues affecting women and girls.
On Monday, there they were together — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump — saying they needed to find a way to get rid of the systemic obstacles to female participation in the workforce.
|Pierre Trudeau, Ivanka Trump, and how the White House meeting got set up|
WASHINGTON - The relationship-building effort with Donald Trump began within hours of his stunning election win. After the shocks in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, came a smaller surprise in a phone chat.
It was with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
|Ethics watchdog investigates PM's trip to spiritual leader's private island|
OTTAWA - Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson has opened a second 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 Andrew Scheer about Trudeau's acceptance of the trip as a gift.
|Talks underway with federal government on refugee crossings: Manitoba premier|
WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said his government has been talking with the Prime Minister's Office about ways to deal with the rising number of refugees illicitly crossing the border from the United States.
Pallister's words came soon after RCMP intercepted another seven people near Emerson, Man. — one of the hotspots in Canada that has seen a surge in people fleeing a potential crackdown on immigrants south of the border.
B.C. legislative session begins with backdrop of upcoming May election
VICTORIA - British Columbia politicians are back in Victoria today to kick off the final sitting of the provincial legislature before residents head to the polls.
Lt.-Gov Judith Guichon will read the speech from the throne and lay out Premier Christy Clark's plans for the upcoming legislative session in the lead-up to the May 9 election, when British Columbians will decide who they want to lead the province in the coming years.
|'He neither forgave nor forgot': Crown says Garland planned triple murder|
CALGARY - The Crown painted a dark picture Monday of the man it believes brutally killed a couple and their five-year-old grandson over a grudge about a patent for an oilfield pump, but the defence urged the jury to use common sense and disputed what it called circumstantial evidence.
"Doug Garland is all about domination," prosecutor Shane Parker said in his closing arguments at Garland's trial. "He neither forgave nor forgot. He stewed."
Man who convicted of manslaughter for killing neighbour arrested while on bail
CALGARY - A Calgary man who was out on bail while waiting an appeal of his conviction for fatally stabbing his neighbour 37 times is back in custody for allegedly breaching the conditions of his release.
Nicholas Rasberry, 32, was sentenced to seven years for manslaughter in the May 2013 death of school teacher Craig Kelloway.
|Quebec couple pick up $60-million cheque after winning big in lottery|
QUEBEC - A school janitor who recently won $60 million in the lottery with his wife said Monday he has already called his boss to say he's quitting.
The couple from Saguenay, 200 kilometres north of Quebec City, say they still don't know what they will do with all the money, which they won in last Friday's Lotto Max draw.
B.C. man's Segway discrimination case to be heard at human rights tribunal
VANCOUVER - A British Columbia man who alleges the province is discriminating against him by not allowing him to use a modified Segway as an assisted-mobility device will have his case heard at a provincial human rights tribunal.
Eric Jeppsen was told he would soon need an electric wheelchair after being diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disorder and his doctor prescribed the use of a Segway modified with a seat called a SegSaddle.
|Alberta NDP MLA hedges on promise to bring in bill to kill daylight time|
EDMONTON - An Alberta NDP backbencher spearheading legislation to ditch daylight saving time now says it's not a done deal.
The issue seemed to put Edmonton-South West NDP member Thomas Dang at odds with his own caucus Monday, which put out news release announcing Dang's upcoming private member's bill will propose ending daylight time and quoted an egg farmer congratulating Dang for doing so.
Police looking for owner of iPhone 6 and 24-karat gold case found in Toronto
TORONTO - Police in Toronto say they're trying to find the owner of a cellphone — and its 24-karat gold case.
They say the cellphone was mailed anonymously to police on Jan. 31.
Six stories in the news today, Feb. 14
Six stories in the news for Tuesday, Feb. 14:
|Transcript of Trudeau, Trump statements after meetings in Washington|
WASHINGTON - A transcript of the opening statements from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump after their first meeting Monday in Washington:
|The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories|
Highlights from the news file for Monday, Feb. 13.
Mother charged after allegedly trying to drown 3-year-old son in Ajax, Ont.
AJAX, Ont. - A mother is facing multiple charges, including attempted murder, after she allegedly tried to drown her three-year-old son near a beach east of Toronto.
David Selby, a spokesman for the Durham Regional Police, said a person noticed a woman acting strangely with a young child around 4 p.m. last Thursday in Ajax, Ont.
Toronto bar apologizes for 'disgusting' sign, blames rogue employee
TORONTO - A downtown Toronto bar issued a public apology Monday after displaying a sign that was denounced online as promoting sexual assault.
Photos began circulating on social media on Sunday of a sign inside the venue that included the words "no means yes" and also alluded to a sex act.
|Nova Scotia legislature delays sitting to resolve ongoing teachers dispute|
HALIFAX - Government plans to force a resolution to the ongoing contract dispute with Nova Scotia's 9,300 teachers were temporarily blown aside Monday by a powerful blizzard that prevented the opening of the provincial legislature.
The Liberal government was to convene an emergency sitting Monday evening, but the massive storm forced Premier Stephen McNeil to delay proceedings until Tuesday.