Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Eighteenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Eighteenth NewsWatch-

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(Ont-Housing)

As housing prices climb in the Greater Toronto Area, the municipal, provincial and federal levels of government have agreed to not introduce any measures that would boost demand and increase prices even more.

Toronto mayor John Tory met with the federal and provincial finance minister today to talk about how to cool down the region's housing market, which has seen prices jump more than 33 per cent from a year ago, with the average detached house selling for 1.21-million dollars.

Tory announced his commitment to streamlining the building approval process, in particular for new affordable rental housing, and is also looking at a vacant homes tax. (18)

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(Cda-Trump-Buy-American) (Audio: 134)

U-S President Donald Trump is blaming Canada for some -- quote -- "very unfair things," which he claims is affecting American dairy farmers.

Trump launched the surprise attack while speaking at a Wisconsin factory where he unveiled his "Buy American-Hire American'' executive order.

Trump says standing up for dairy farmers in Wisconsin means demanding fair trade with all trading partners including Canada.

The hurling of accusations saw the U-S dairy lobby accuse Canada of "systemic disregard" of its trade obligations -- while the Canadian industry accused its American rival of "scapegoating." (18)

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(Subway-CBC)

Sandwich chain Subway is suing the C-B-C.

Subway alleges the C-B-C acted recklessly and maliciously in airing a "Marketplace" report in February that said D-N-A tests suggested some chicken products served by the chain could contain only 50 per cent chicken or less.

The company claims the report has led to a significant drop in sales, and alleges the tests conducted on the chicken --quote -- "lacked scientific rigour'' and were conducted without appropriate methods by people without proper training. …

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