Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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China has announced a 50-billion-dollar list of U-S goods, including aircraft and automobiles, for a possible tariff hike in a spiralling technology dispute with Washington.

The Chinese tax agency says imposing the 25-per-cent charges would depend on whether Washington goes ahead with its plan to raise import duties on Chinese goods.

The Trump administration announced similar proposed tariffs on Chinese goods yesterday. (3)



Manitoba's minister for the status of women hopes her personal story of sexual assault as a child will help other victims in their healing and realize they are not to blame.

In an exclusive interview with The Canadian Press, Rochelle Squires says she was raped at age 13, long blamed herself, and never went to police.

She stayed silent for two decades until telling a therapist about an unnamed perpetrator she had to still deal with.

Now 47 and serving her first term in Manitoba's legislature, Squires hopes to make it easier for victims to come forward.

She favours the idea of third-party reporting, like in B-C, where victims have the option of telling their story to a community victim-services group which then deals with police while keeping the complainant's identity secret. (3)



An Alberta man is set to face a sentencing hearing today in Lethbridge for beating a woman so viciously during a random sexual assault that she had to learn how to walk and talk again.

Denzel Dre (DRAY) Colton Bird was charged after the 25-year-old woman was struck with a metal pipe, dragged into an alley and attacked while walking to work in September 2016.

She was found and taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries -- and spent weeks in a medically induced coma.

Bird pleaded guilty last fall to aggravated sexual assault and break and enter. …

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