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US says NAFTA helps Chinese goods reach American market

Washington - An increasing amount of Chinese-made components are reaching the US market through Mexico and Canada, at the expense of American manufacturers, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday.

Trudeau tells UN Canada has failed its indigenous people

New York - Declaring that Canada is "no land of wonders," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the United Nations on Thursday that his country was working to address failures in the treatment of its indigenous people.

Canadian supporters seek release of Paris synagogue attack suspect

Ottawa - Supporters of Hassan Diab, a Canadian professor suspected in a deadly 1980 attack on a Paris synagogue, asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Thursday to encourage French authorities to release him.

Spike in asylum seekers illegally entering Canada

Montr - The number of asylum seekers illegally entering Canada from the United States increased by more than six times in July and August compared to previous months, official data showed Tuesday.

Facebook opens AI research lab in Montreal

Montr - Facebook has announced it's expanding its artificial intelligence research group with a new lab in Montreal. The location currently employs 10 researchers but the company aims to triple the number of positions in the next few months.

'Three Billboards' wins coveted Toronto film festival prize

Toronto - Martin McDonagh's darkly hilarious drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won the Toronto film festival's audience prize for best picture on Sunday, giving it a leg up in the race for the Oscars.

Canada's biggest economic hurdle is keeping technology talent

Ontario - Mike Lazaridis, the former chief executive officer of BlackBerry Ltd, has added his voice to the growing number of people saying Canada’s main economic hurdle is keeping technology talent.

US signals softer stance on Paris climate pact: EU official

Montr - A US envoy has signaled that President Donald Trump may be ready to soften his stance on the Paris climate pact, a European official said at a summit in Canada on Saturday.

US says it will withdraw from Paris accord without more favorable terms

Montr - The White House pushed back Saturday at a European suggestion it was softening its stance on the Paris climate accord, insisting Washington will withdraw from the agreement unless it can re-enter on more favorable terms.

'Sonic attacks' in Cuba hit several Canadian diplomats, families: media

Ottawa - Mysterious "sonic attacks" in Cuba in recent months targeted at least five Canadian diplomats and their families, public broadcaster CBC reported Friday.

Canada, China, EU and partners push forward on Paris climate accord

Montr - Some 30 environment ministers will push forward on the Paris climate accord at a meeting Saturday requested by Canada, China and the European Union.

Edison, Westinghouse row electrifies Toronto film fest

Toronto - Oscar nominees Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon electrified audiences at the Toronto film festival Sunday with their portrayals of Thomas Edison and his rival in the race for marketable electricity, George Westinghouse.

Canada developing energy storage roadmap

A holistic approach to develop and maintain a multi-year energy storage roadmap for Canada has been initiated, starting with a pilot study in Alberta. Phase 1 is to be reported to the Energy Storage in Canada Conference.

NAFTA negotiators promise results at next talks

Mexico - Negotiators overhauling the North American Free Trade Agreement said Tuesday they would have "results" by the end of the month, but left some of the stickiest issues hanging as they wrapped up their latest talks.

NAFTA negotiators promise results at next talks

Mexico - Negotiators overhauling the North American Free Trade Agreement said Tuesday they would have "results" by the end of the month, but left some of the stickiest issues hanging as they wrapped up their latest talks.

Mexico's booming aerospace industry not sweating NAFTA

Quer - Arturo Avila toiled and suffered to build his Mexican start-up into a thriving aerospace company -- and the last thing he's going to do now is lose sleep over Donald Trump's NAFTA threats.

Second round of NAFTA talks amid Trump threats

Mexico - The United States, Mexico and Canada dove into the details of revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement at a second round of talks Friday, amid threats from President Donald Trump to axe the deal.

Wire transfers a thing of the past thanks to Plooto Special

Toronto - Business analysts as reported by Huffington Post, to Business Weekly and Forbes have all noted the impact small business has made upon the economy.

Despite political hurdles, Trump defiant on Mexico wall

Washington - President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that the US Congress must find a way to pay for his promised border wall, branding Mexico a hotbed of violent crime.

Pastor says he owes release by N.Korea to his Canadian citizenship

Montr - A pastor freed this month after more than two years' detention in a North Korean prison said Sunday that he likely owed his life to his Canadian citizenship.

Mexico downplays Trump's latest NAFTA threat: 'That's his style'

Mexico - Mexico on Wednesday downplayed Donald Trump's latest threat to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement, which its foreign minister put down to the US President's "peculiar" negotiating style.

Canada to hold emergency hearings on N. Korea missile threat

Ottawa - A Canadian parliamentary committee will hold emergency hearings on the threat posed by North Korea's missile and nuclear programs, an official said Wednesday.

Police quash Quebec City anti-racism demo after clashes

Quebec City - Clashes erupted Sunday between police and dozens of anti-racist activists on the sidelines of a pro-immigration rally in Quebec City, an AFP journalist witnessed, while a demonstration organized by extreme-right activists gained little traction.

Canada struggles with refugee surge from US

Montr - Soldiers busily assemble tents with wooden floors, lighting and heating in Canada's Quebec province near the US border to temporarily house a surge in asylum seekers from the United States.

Canada looking to add environmental protections to NAFTA

Ottawa - Canada wants environmental protections added to a 23-year-old continental trade pact with Mexico and the United States, its top diplomat said Monday, ahead of trilateral talks in two days.

In Mexico, NAFTA's 'winners' worry for its future

Juarez - Maria left behind a life of poverty as a farm worker to come to Juarez. Adriana moved to the city at 15 to work. Gildardo traveled three days across Mexico to make it here.

US, Mexico, Canada to open talks on revising NAFTA

Washington - President Donald Trump will have the chance to turn a key campaign promise into reality with this week's start of official talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Canadian pastor faced 'overwhelming loneliness' in NKorea labor camp

Mississauga - A Canadian pastor recently freed from imprisonment in North Korea spoke Sunday of the "overwhelming loneliness" and harsh conditions he experienced during his two-and-a-half years in a labor camp.

Oil and gas industry impacts on Canadian economy

Both Canada and the U.S. are in the top five oil and gas producing countries on the planet. However, the collapse of oil prices in 2014, along with the growth of renewable energy sources, has left many oil field workers out of a job.

Construction sector can help build a greener Canadian economy

A landmark study released by researchers at the Columbia Institute finds that efforts to meet Canada's commitments to the Paris Climate Pact could bring over 4.0 million buildings trades jobs by 2050.
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