Newspaper article The Canadian Press

In the News Today, Feb. 8

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

In the News Today, Feb. 8

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In the news today, Feb. 8

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Seven stories in the news for Thursday, Feb. 8

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PM TRUDEAU TO MAKE TECH PITCH IN SILICON VALLEY

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a pitch for tech workers today during a visit to California's Silicon Valley. Fast-growing tech sectors in places like Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo require executive-level expertise to compete with Silicon Valley rivals. Trudeau will also met today with the heads of Amazon and eBay.

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PM TRUDEAU DISCUSSES NAFTA IN CHICAGO

During his visit to Chicago on Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada won't settle for "any old deal" in the continuing NAFTA negotiations. He told an audience at the University of Chicago that U.S. President Trump's threat to tear up the trade pact would cause economic suffering in the United States and would also be terrible politics.

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RCMP WON'T APPEAL LABOUR CODE CONVICTION

The RCMP says it won't appeal a Labour Code conviction related to a 2014 shooting in Moncton, N.B., that left three officers dead and two others 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 $550,000, including a $100,000 fine and $450,000 in charitable donations.

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NDP TO FORCE VOTE TODAY ON TAX LOOPHOLE

The federal NDP plans to table a motion today calling on the Trudeau government to make good in the coming budget on its promise to crack down on a controversial tax loophole dealing with stock-option deductions. The motion is aimed at pinning pin the Liberals down on whether they plan to follow through on the promise made in the last election.

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CHOPPER SALE TO PHILIPPINES UNDER REVIEW

The Trudeau government is taking a fresh look at plans to sell 16 helicopters to the Philippine military as concerns mount about how they would be used. …

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