Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Second NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Second NewsWatch-

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Demonstrators plan to mock Donald Trump today with a giant balloon depicting him as a screaming orange baby, as tens of thousands march through London to protest the American president's first official visit to the U-K.

The diaper-clad infant, with a mobile phone for tweeting, will soar over the Houses of Parliament, the centerpiece of demonstrations planned around the U-K to protest Trump's policies on immigration, race relations, women and climate change.

Before leaving the NATO Summit for England yesterday, Trump gave an interview to The Sun newspaper in which he blasted Prime Minister Theresa May for a soft post-Brexit trade strategy.

He also blamed London's Muslim mayor for terror attacks against the city and argued that Europe was "losing its culture" because of immigration.(2)



Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is back in Ottawa, fresh from the NATO Summit where he said Canada has re-committed to moving toward a 2014 vow to devote two per cent of G-D-P to military spending by 2024.

His former foreign policy adviser, University of Ottawa professor Roland Paris, was left unimpressed with U-S President Donald Trump's approach to getting more money out of NATO allies for defence spending.

Paris says Trump's behaviour could pose a danger to the alliance, whose very strength rests on unity.

He says Trump simply "manufactured a crisis and then grandiosely claimed to have fixed it, leaving America's allies bruised and irritated." (2)



Ontario Opposition leaders say measures announced in the throne speech by the province's new Conservative government yesterday are either destructive or will serve no use to ordinary people.

N-D-P leader Andrea Horwath (HOR'-vath) says the government's plans will only drag the province down in a race to the bottom.

Interim Liberal leader John Fraser was critical of the Tory's plan to eliminate the cap-and-trade system, saying "you can't just come in with a wrecking ball and take something down and then not build. …

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