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Ontario pushes for exemption to New York 'Buy American' policy

Two Ontario cabinet members are meeting with officials in Albany, New York today to urge legislators to exempt Canada from a "Buy American" policy expected to pass on March 31, warning that if this is not done, it could lead to a trade war on both sides.

U.S. 14th, Canada 7th, in ranking of world's happiest countries

The World Happiness Report, was released today the International Day of Happiness. The report is by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network funded by the Ernesto Illy Foundation.

What is the Five Eyes intelligence alliance?

Washington - The diplomatic spat between Britain and the United States, after the White House claimed that London's spies had snooped on Donald Trump, is just the latest incident to put focus on Five Eyes, an international intelligence alliance.

Five amazing Canadian space facts you should know

With the announcement that Canso, Nova Scotia will be host to a new satellite launching rocket pad in the not-too-distant future, it’s the perfect time to show off some of Canada’s noteworthy space exploration facts.

Canada sex toy maker to pay $3.75M in 'spying vibrator' lawsuit

Two women who filed a lawsuit against a Canadian sex toy company alleging its popular Internet-connected vibrator was spying on them have won a $3.75 million ($5 million Canadian) settlement in an Illinois court.

Canada oil industry will continue to see losses for much of 2017

The Conference Board of Canada released its 2017 report on the oil industry. The forecast is for continued losses for most of the year, even though financial conditions are better and there's the promise of greater pipeline capacity.

Trump-Trudeau: an unlikely alliance

Ottawa - While other world leaders have been disparaged by Donald Trump or faced ire at home for trying to woo his White House, Canada's progressive Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has struck up an unlikely alliance with the US president.

Canada, US to probe uptick in migrant flow

Ottawa - Canada and the United States pledged to cooperate to determine why migrants are increasingly attempting to cross the border illegally into America's northern neighbor.

Review: Dearly Beloved, 'Admission'

The Canadian garage-punk outfit recorded their latest album, 'Admission', in only 14 days at Dave Grohl’s studio on the '70s-era analogue console which Nirvana used to record 'Nevermind'. Digital Journal listened in.

US cooperation needed as asylum seekers flow into Canada

Ottawa - As greater numbers of refugees flow from the United States into Canada by land, US-pledged cooperation has become essential, Canada's public safety minister said Saturday.

Opening of Trump tower in Vancouver met with protests

Ottawa - US President Donald Trump's two sons inaugurated a Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, Canada as protesters outside chanted "Not in my city.

US tariffs would kill NAFTA talks: Mexico

Mexico - Mexico will walk away from talks on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement if US President Donald Trump slaps tariffs on Mexican-made goods, the economy minister says.

Canada school boards question U.S. field trips under travel ban

Vancouver - Canadian school boards have been grappling with how to respond to the US travel restrictions President Trump is trying to put in place. Many Canadian schools schedule trips into the U.S. for various reasons, however, the safety of students is a priority.

Refugees make up bulk of crossings from US to Canada: UNHCR

Montr - Most of the hundreds of people streaming over the US border into Canada in recent weeks are asylum-seekers, coming from Syria, Yemen, Turkey or Sudan, according to the United Nations' refugee point man in the country.

New microsite for cancer research breakthroughs

Toronto - The Canadian Cancer Society has developed a new microsite to allow for the reporting of cancer and associated health topics. One aim of the site is to assist journalists covering cancer research topics.

Swedish PM 'surprised' by Trump's remarks

Stockholm - Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Monday he was "surprised" by US President Donald Trump's remarks linking the arrival of a wave of migrants with a supposed rise in violence in the Scandinavian country.

Interview: Larger Than Life discusses first show in Canada Special

Edmonton - Edvin Ortega, the founding member of the boy band Larger Than Life, sat down and chatted with Digital Journal about their show in Canada.

Canada's Trudeau says world benefits from strong EU

Strasbourg - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told European lawmakers Thursday that the world is better off when the EU is strong, as anti-Brussels sentiment soars following the Brexit vote and Donald Trump's victory.

Three questions with EU's trade commissioner

Strasbourg - EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem saw her flagship trade deal with Canada approved by MEPs on Wednesday but she has plenty more challenges ahead.

EU Parliament approves contested Canada trade deal

Strasbourg - The European Parliament backed a contested EU-Canada free trade deal on Wednesday, facing down protests by activists and Donald Trump-inspired calls for protectionism.

Trump, Trudeau grapple with differences on refugees, trade

Washington - US President Donald Trump and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau failed to paper over differences on the treatment of refugees during a joint public appearance Monday, but appeared to tone down harsh trade rhetoric.

Trump says US 'will be tweaking' trade ties with Canada

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday called for "reciprocal" trade with Canada and to build bridges of commerce across the border, but nevertheless vowed to "tweak" the bilateral relationship.

Trump and Trudeau: what will happen at first tete-a-tete?

Washington - Donald Trump hosts Justin Trudeau at the White House in what is a delicate visit for the Canadian prime minister, who hopes to get a compromise from the US president on free trade while making his point on immigration.

Asylum seekers fleeing US for Canada brave snow, extreme cold

Emerson - Farhan Ahmed hoped to find refuge in the United States after fleeing death threats in Somalia, but fear over a US crackdown on immigration sent him on another perilous journey -- to Canada.

Deaths of thousands of seabirds pinned to warming Pacific waters

Last year, tens of thousands of common murres, an abundant North Pacific seabird, starved and washed ashore onto beaches from California to Alaska. Researchers have pinned down the culprit — warming ocean temperatures that affect the fish the birds eat.

Missing Canadian man found lost in Amazon

Rio De Janeiro - A mentally disturbed Canadian man who disappeared in 2012 has been found by Brazilian police in the Amazon after wandering on foot, with no passport, through terrain filled with predators.

Thanks to immigrants, Canada sees biggest G7 population jump

Montr - Thanks to a large influx of immigrants, Canada had the largest population growth of all Group of Seven countries over the past five years, government statistics showed Wednesday.

Top US diplomat meets counterparts from Mexico, Canada

Washington - Washington's new top diplomat, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, met his Canadian and Mexican opposite numbers on Wednesday amid concerns over President Donald Trump's trade policy.

Body of Canadian filmmaker found off Florida coast

Miami - The body of Canadian documentary filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart was reportedly found off the Florida coast on Friday, days after he disappeared during a dive while making a film about sharks.

Funeral held for Quebec City mosque shooting victims

Montr - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined fellow Canadians Thursday to mourn three of six men killed in a mosque shooting, seeking to pull together a nation shaken by the hate crime.
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