Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

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(Tariffs-Cda-US) (Audio: P03)

Canada has won another exemption from Washington on steel and aluminum tariffs.

The White House announced Monday evening that it's postponing a decision on imposing duties for 30 days.

U-S President Donald Trump had faced a self-imposed midnight deadline.

Trump has said the tariffs -- 25 per cent on imported steel and 10 per cent on imported aluminum -- are needed to protect American metal producers from unfair competition and bolster national security.

Canada is the number-one supplier of both materials to the U-S.

Prime Minister Trudeau says he's repeatedly stressed to Trump that tariffs on Canada is a bad idea. (19)

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(Trudeau-BC) (Audio: P05)

The prime minister is promoting the expansion of Amazon's technology hub in Vancouver.

Trudeau, who was in the city to help announce the online retail giant's expansion, used the region's record-high gas prices to continue his sale of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

People in Metro Vancouver are paying a staggering dollar-60 a litre.

The P-M says Canada's reliance on America may be part of the problem -- another reason the Kinder Morgan project must get built.

Trudeau says the economy loses about 15-billion dollars every year because the U-S is the only market for Canadian oil. (19)

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(Election-Laws-Reform)

Ottawa hopes to simplify the Canadian voting process.

Treasury Board President Scott Brison has introduced a bill making it easier to cast a ballot, while making it harder for political parties to spend huge amounts of money to persuade people who to vote for.

Brison says the legislation will also help people with young children and those with disabilities run for office.

The proposed law would limit third-party advocacy groups to spending of 10-thousand dollars per electoral district -- up to one-million dollars in total -- on partisan advertising, activities and election-related surveys. …

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