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Molson Coors in talks with Canada pot firms as legalization looms

Denver - Another beer-maker is looking for a way to get into the marijuana business. Denver-based Molson Coors Brewing Co. is said to be in talks with several Canadian pot firms on investing and collaboration in marijuana-infused beverages.

OneEleven to host fifth summer social Special

Toronto - OneEleven is ready to welcome Toronto’s startup community and technology innovators to its fifth annual Technology Summer Social, an event that takes place on July 19.

Evening jog on B.C. beach leads to two weeks in U.S. detention

Nineteen-year-old Cedella Roman, a French citizen staying in Canada, was jogging in White Rock, B.C. when she was stopped by two U.S. border patrol officers. She ended up spending two weeks in a detention center because she had entered the U.S. illegally.

Green Ontario cancellation means solar investment is moving west

Calgary - As anxious homeowners in Ontario were checking with their window installers Wednesday after incoming premier Doug Ford announced he was canceling the Green On fund, the solar industry began focusing on Alberta and the U.S.

Canadian gov't announces funding for northern Internet loop

The Government of Canada, the Government of Yukon and Northwestel, a local exchange and long distance carrier in the North, have announced total investments of "up to $79 million" to build a fibre line to connect Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

Legal marijuana is set to outsell liquor in Canada by 2020

Canada became the second country to legalize marijuana on Tuesday evening. Canada's legal marijuana market will be a $6.5 billion industry by 2020, according to a new report from CIBC, one of the country's largest banks.

Canada PM says US family separations 'wrong'

Ottawa - The US practice of separating migrant children from parents caught crossing the US-Mexico border illegally is "wrong," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday."What's going on in the United States is wrong," he told reporters.

PM to announce by day's end when pot will be legal in Canada

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce Wednesday afternoon when marijuana will become legal in Canada at an end of sitting news conference.

Boycotts and nuclearization: Canada defiant of Trump

Ottawa - US President Donald Trump's trade threats and bellicose diplomacy is being met on America's northern frontier with boycotts of US goods and travel, and even a call for nuclearization.

Canada lawmakers vote to legalize cannabis

Ottawa - Canada is set to become the first G7 country to legalize cannabis after lawmakers on Monday passed a bill that would allow free consumption of the mind-altering drug.

After marathon session, MPs head home, leaving pot bill in limbo

Ottawa - Canada's Conservative party is not too pleased with the Liberal government, creating a marathon session of voting in the House of Commons that lasted through Thursday night and into Friday morning — resulting in no legislation getting passed.

Italy won't ratify EU-Canada trade deal, minister says

Milan - Italy's far-right agriculture minister on Thursday said his government would not ratify an EU-Canada free trade deal, claiming it does not protect his country's farmers.

Fight brews in Canada over home grown pot

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced a political challenge to his marijuana legalization bill Wednesday as a fight brewed over whether Canadians should be allowed to grow marijuana at home.

Feds accept most, but not all Senate amendments in pot bill

Ottawa - Canada's federal government issued its response to the Senate’s sweeping amendments to the marijuana legalization Bill C-45, accepting most of them but rejecting three amendments, setting the stage for a potential legal battle.

Pipeline shortage plugs Canada oil investments

Ottawa - Investment in the Canadian oil sector declined for a fourth consecutive year in 2017 because of "eroding investor confidence," oil producers said Tuesday.

Canada looks to ride out Trump trade storm

Ottawa - Canada moved to tamp down spiking tensions with the United States Tuesday, brushing aside a warning by US President Donald Trump that it will pay for Justin Trudeau's G7 summit remarks.

America takes to social media to #ThankCanada after Trump remarks

With diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and Canada escalating after President Trump's Twitter tirade against Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Americans have taken to social media to #Thankcanada for all they have given the world.

Slower and lower funding leaves Canadian startups trailing U.S.

A University of Toronto study found that the Canadian innovation sector is lagging behind the U.S. because of the amount of money being invested into the space, and at what rate startup companies get that money.

Canada rallies to Trudeau after Trump's insult

Ottawa - Canadian politicians of all stripes rallied round their prime minister on Monday after his cautious and polite defense of free trade rules drew an extraordinary personal rebuke from US President Donald Trump.

Canada warns immigrants in the U.S. about fleeing to the north

Miami - Canada officials want to make it clear for would-be immigrants looking to cross the U.S.-Canada border that they should do so legally.

G7 photo duel between image-conscious world leaders

La Malbaie - The G7 summit was coming down to the wire. The leaders of the world's richest democracies had promised some kind of compromise statement despite their deep divisions on trade.Donald Trump is seated amid a crowd of officials.

Saint John, New Brunswick to host World Cannabis Conference

Saint John - Members of the marijuana industry will be in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada beginning Sunday evening for the inaugural opening of the World Cannabis Congress.

US fears of 'mystery weapon' revived by new China diplomat cases

Fpo - A US health alert issued for China over a mysterious illness has revived fears of a rumoured sonic weapon that first surfaced after a scare involving American diplomats and their families in Cuba two years ago.

Cocooned in golf resort, G7 keep distance from protests

La Malbaie - As they thrash out disputes affecting billions of livelihoods, the G7 leaders are more likely to spot a bear roaming the Canadian countryside than the flag-burning protestors that were once a staple of their gatherings.

Canada Senate passes bill legalizing recreational marijuana

Ottawa - Canada's Senate passed a bill Thursday legalizing recreational marijuana, moving it closer to becoming the first member of the Group of Seven nations to legalize the production, sale and consumption of the drug.

Macron, Trudeau support 'strong multilateralism' ahead of G7 summit

Ottawa - French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed support for "strong multilateralism" in Ottawa Wednesday before the G7 summit, where US President Donald Trump's aggressive trade policies are sure to raise hackles.

Trump pushes separate trade deal with Canada: White House

Washington - President Donald Trump is "seriously contemplating" making separate trade deals with Canada and Mexico in place of the two-decade-old North American Free Trade Agreement, and has broached the idea with Ottawa, a White House official said Tuesday.

Op-Ed: How will Trudeau justify buying a pipeline and climate change?

While anti-pipeline protesters are regrouping after the government announced Canada is purchasing the Trans Mountain pipeline, and with two weeks to go before the G7 meeting, many wonder how Trudeau will defend his stance on climate change.

Canada is set to join International Renewable Energy Agency

Canada is set to join the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the world’s largest intergovernmental organization that supports countries in their transition to sustainable energy sources, officials announced last week.

Trump advisor admits trade dispute a risk to US economy

Washington - President Donald Trump's top economics advisor acknowledged Sunday the trade dispute with US allies could jeopardize the booming American economy but dismissed criticism of the administration's stance as overblown.
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