Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

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The trade war between the world's two biggest economies was ignited overnight.

Just as U-S President Donald Trump threatened, America imposed tariff hikes on 34-billion dollars worth of Chinese imports at midnight Eastern Time.

Beijing said right way it was forced to make a "counter-attack" -- and soon after, announced it had imposed retaliatory duties immediately, but gave no details.

China's Commerce ministry previously said it would target such goods as U-S soybeans and electric cars, which was followed by threats by Trump of even more tariffs on over 500-billion dollars worth of Chinese imports. (5)



Fresh after his meeting with Ontario's new Conservative premier, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told supporters at a Toronto-area rally he won't let a worldwide trend of populism get in the way of his 2019 campaign.

Hours earlier, Trudeau had met with Doug Ford, who campaigned on a populist platform in sweeping Ontario's Liberal government from power in the provincial election last month.

Trudeau and Ford clashed on several issues yesterday, including on asylum seekers and carbon pricing.

But Trudeau told a rally in Brampton he looks forward to campaigning next year against a federal Conservative Party that also seems to be feeling "emboldened'' by divisive campaigns elsewhere in the world.(5)



Fishing boats from all three Maritime provinces will converge off the northern Nova Scotia town of Pictou today to protest a local pulp mill's plan to dump millions of litres of effluent daily into the Northumberland Strait.

Though the Northern Pulp mill provides much-needed jobs for the town of three-thousand, its pipeline plan has raised concerns about the impact of the treated wastewater on the lobster fishery, other seafood businesses and protected areas along the coast. (5)



An inmate who died in a Newfoundland and Labrador prison last weekend asked the province's Human Rights Commission for help in a letter just days before his death. …

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