Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

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(US-Trudeau-Chicago) (Audio:102)

On his first stop of a trip to the U-S, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a crowd at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics that when it comes to NAFTA renegotiation, Canada has big stake in a good U-S economy.

Trudeau was also asked about U-S President Donald Trump's political future if he was to walk away from NAFTA.

Trudeau said this would cause economic suffering in the United States and millions of American workers would be harmed.

He also made it clear that Canada wouldn't be bullied into signing any deal just for the sake of getting a renewed agreement. (19)



The R-C-M-P says it will not appeal its conviction on Labour Code charges related to the 2014 Moncton shooting spree that targeted police and left three officers dead and two injured.

The force was convicted in September of failing to provide members with the appropriate training and equipment to deal with an active shooter event.

It was sentenced last month to pay 550-thousand-dollars, including a 100-thousand-dollar fine and 450-thousand-dollars in charitable donations. (19)



The U-N committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea has granted an exemption for a senior official to attend the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

The committee members approved an exemption for Choe Hwi, who has been on the U-N sanctions blacklist since June 2nd, 2017.

A South Korean official asked for the exemption saying it will serve as a timely opportunity to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula and beyond. (19)



A Canadian superstar made a surprise stop at a Florida homeless shelter for women and children, bringing a 50-thousand-dollar cheque, as well as toys and games for the kids. …

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