Newspaper article The Canadian Press

In the News Today, May 16

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

In the News Today, May 16

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In the news today, May 16

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Six stories in the news for Wednesday, May 16

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MORNEAU TO ENUNCIATE TRANS MOUNTAIN VISION

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will provide an update today on the status of his talks with Kinder Morgan to expedite the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion -- but he is not expected to announce a deal. Rather, Morneau is expected to articulate the Liberal government's goals that could form the basis of an agreement. The finance minister's public display comes the day before the company's annual meeting in Calgary.

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TRUDEAU TO MAKE TRADE PITCH AT YANKEE STADIUM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will throw out a pitch for free trade in the heart of American baseball culture this morning. As a target date to complete negotiations for a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement looms later this week, Trudeau will kick off a three-day U.S. excursion with a commencement speech for New York University at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

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SASKATCHEWAN WANTS OTTAWA TO GET TOUGH WITH B.C.

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is calling on the prime minister to get tough with British Columbia over its opposition to the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion. He says Justin Trudeau's Liberal government should withhold sending federal infrastructure money to B.C. Moe says it's been a month since Trudeau met with B.C. Premier John Horgan and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley but the federal government has not introduced legislation to help get the project built.

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SOUTHERN B.C.RESIDENTS BRACE FOR 'ROUND TWO'

There is a feeling of "calm apprehension" in the southern B.C. city of Grand Forks as officials warn of a coming second wave of flood waters, says Brett Swope. The pastor at the Grand Forks Baptist Church said he noticed the flood waters return on Tuesday on a local road that had been dry on Monday. At least 1,500 homes in a region that includes Grand Forks remained evacuated and evacuation orders cover another 500 homes around the province, while more than 2,600 homes were on evacuation alert. …

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