Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

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There are some growing doubts about Canada's ability to deliver on its two biggest environmental commitments at this weekend's G-7 summit in Quebec.

There is no agreement yet on a plastics waste charter,

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says it is still uncertain whether Canada will get its proposed zero plastics waste plan signed by G-7 leaders at the summit.

And the federal government's recent purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline is ramping up pressure on Prime Minister Trudeau to deliver on his pledge to help stem climate change.(4)



The Trudeau government is digging in on its wish for a continued trilateral agreement on trade -- even as the Trump administration is suggesting it wants bilateral trade deals with Canada and Mexico instead of a renegotiated NAFTA.

U-S President Donald Trump's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Fox News yesterday that Trump ``hates multilateral treaties'' and is serious about pursuing one-on-one agreements with its NAFTA partners.

But several Trudeau cabinet ministers insisted Ottawa remains focused on a three-country deal, even in the face of stiff U-S tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. (4)



Hefty U-S trade tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will likely be a hot topic today for Prime Minister Trudeau and visiting French President Emanuel Macron.

Macron is due to arrive in Ottawa this afternoon for bilateral meetings and dinner with Trudeau, two days ahead of the G-7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec.

Canada and the European Union have expressed frustration with their U-S counterpart for lifting tariff exemptions last week for "national security" reasons -- an excuse Trudeau has called "insulting." (4)



A public inquiry into how a southwestern Ontario nurse who killed eight of her elderly patients was able to do so undetected over 10 years has heard there were significant red flags about Elizabeth Wettlaufer, but she still got a positive reference letter. …

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