Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Friday News Briefing: An At-a-Glance Survey of Some Top Stories

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Friday News Briefing: An At-a-Glance Survey of Some Top Stories

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The Friday briefing: Top news at-a-glance

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Highlights from the news file for Friday, Nov. 25

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TRUDEAU IN MADAGASCAR FOR LA FRANCOPHONIE MEETING: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in Antananarivo, the capital city of the island nation of Madagascar, where he is heading up the Canadian delegation at the summit of la Francophonie. The Liberal government is viewing la Francophonie as yet another place to get the world talking about solutions to challenges such as terrorism, the impacts of climate change on developing countries and the migration crisis they help to fuel. The gathering tends to get less attention than economic summits like the annual meeting of the G7, but Canada is the second-largest contributor to la Francophonie.

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U.S. PRODUCERS REVIVE SOFTWOOD LUMBER DISPUTE: The U.S. Lumber Coalition has formally petitioned the American government to impose duties against Canadian softwood lumber producers. The coalition alleges that provincial governments provide trees to Canadian producers at rates far below market value, along with other subsidies, resulting in Canadian lumber is sold for less than fair value in the U.S. Canadian softwood producers have disputed the U.S. Lumber Coalition's arguments. Softwood lumber is excluded from NAFTA.

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STATCAN SAYS MOTHERS MORE LIKELY TO BECOME SELF-EMPLOYED: A new study from Statistics Canada says that new mothers are more likely to become self-employed than other women who work in full-time or part-time jobs. The study released Friday finds that the probability of new mothers making the jump to self-employment is 1.2 percentage points higher than other working women, which the researchers say is a statistically significant difference. The researchers at the national statistics office say the findings suggest that becoming self-employed helps women with young children improve their work-family balance and tailor their hours to their child-care needs.

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RCAF HEAD SAYS CF-18s GOOD TO 2025: The head of the Royal Canadian Air Force says all of Canada's CF-18 fighter jets will be able to fly until 2025 -- and even later. Lt.-Gen. Michael Hood also says Canada's allies are developing ways to upgrade the aging aircraft to reduce the risks and costs if they are needed for longer periods of time. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's office says Hood's comments don't address the fact many of the aging CF-18s are out of service on any given day because of maintenance issues. But others say the general's comments are a clear indication he is comfortable with the state of Canada's fleet.

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FEDS DELAY MAKING PIPELINE DECISIONS: The Liberal government is delaying announcing the fate of two pipeline projects, saying only that the decision will come "soon." Friday was the government's deadline to decide whether to move ahead with Enbridge's proposed Line 3 pipeline replacement and Northern Gateway pipeline. …

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