Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Third NewsWatch-

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(Trudeau-Misconduct-Allegation)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists he is confident he did not act inappropriately towards a female reporter at a B-C music festival 18 years ago.

But he also acknowledged yesterday to reporters in Toronto covering his first meeting with Ontario's new Conservative Premier Doug Ford that the woman he's been accused of groping may have an entirely different perspective.

Trudeau said he's been reflecting on the incident since an unsigned editorial from the Creston Valley Advance newspaper surfaced, describing how at 28 years old and a world away from a career in federal politics -- he apologized for inappropriate conduct. (3)

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(US-Trump-Montana)

In a freewheeling speech in Montana, Trump cycled through many of his favourite themes, but repeatedly returned to vigorous attacks on Democrats and even took a swipe at the MeToo Movement.

He again referred to Senator Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas" to ridicule her claims of Native American ancestry.

Trump said he would give her a D-N-A test during a debate and would then say -- quote -- "I'll give you a million dollars for your favourite charity... if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian."

Then he said because we're in the MeToo generation, we'll have to take that kit and conduct the test "very gently."(3)

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(Cda-US-Trade)

Some leaders in the auto industry are asking the Trudeau government not to retaliate if the Trump Administration makes good on a threat to slap 25-per-cent tariffs on Canadian-made cars and trucks.

Ottawa recently retaliated against U-S President Donald Trump's levies on Canadian steel and aluminum with reciprocal duties on U-S sales of the metals, as well as dozens of American-made consumer products.

But the chief economist of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association says if Canada's auto sector becomes the next Trump target, matching industry reprisals could put up to 30-thousand jobs at risk at Canadian car dealerships. …

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