Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

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(Canada-US-Agriculture)

Canada's agriculture minister has invited his American counterpart to his family farm in northeastern Prince Edward Island amid rising U-S-Canada trade tensions.

Lawrence MacAulay's dairy farm in Midgell, P-E-I, is expected to provide a more amicable backdrop for his bilateral talks tomorrow with U-S Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

The talks are expected to touch on Canada's system for controlling the price and supply of dairy, eggs and chicken -- a system the U-S administration wants abolished.

MacAulay, who was born and raised in Midgell, says it's important for agriculture ministers to meet in the barn and says there will be some "Island hospitality" before they get down to business. (The Canadian Press)

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(Parents-Legal-First)

A Newfoundland and Labrador court has recognized three unmarried adults as the legal parents of a child born within their "polyamorous" family.

It's believed to be a legal first in Canada.

The St. John's family -- two men in a relationship with the mother of a child born in 2017 -- had turned to the courts after the province said only two parents could be listed on the child's birth certificate.

Justice Robert Fowler of the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court's family division says society is continuously changing and family structures are changing along with it. (The Canadian Press)

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(Halifax-Shipyard-Strike)

Unifor's national president Jerry Dias says workers at Irving's Halifax Shipyard have sent a strong message to the company by rejecting a tentative contract.

The union has given 48-hour strike notice at the Halifax shipyard where the "backbone" of the next generation of Royal Canadian Navy vessels are being built.

Picket lines are expected to go up Saturday morning after the union said 75 per cent of its members voted against a deal that was offered following eight months of negotiations. …

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