Newspaper article The Canadian Press

In the News Today, July 30

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

In the News Today, July 30

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In the news today, July 30

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Six stories in the news for Monday, July 30

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TRUDEAU TO ATTEND FUNERAL FOR GREEKTOWN VICTIM

Mourners will gather in east Toronto this morning for the funeral of 18-year-old Reese Fallon, who died in last week's mass shooting in the city's Greektown neighbourhood. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Toronto Mayor John Tory are among those expected to attend the service. Fallon and 10-year-old Julianna Kozis were killed and 13 others were wounded when a gunman opened fire on pedestrians and restaurant-goers. The 29-year-old gunman also died.

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AUTO-PRODUCING NATIONS GATHER TO TALK TARIFFS

Canada will join Mexico and other European and Asian auto-producing countries this week to plot strategy ahead of the potential imposition of tariffs on vehicles and auto parts exported to the United States. Japan and the EU organized the meeting for Tuesday in Geneva, where vice and deputy ministers will discuss the punishing levies threatened by U.S. President Donald Trump. Deputy international trade minister Timothy Sargent is expected to represent Canada.

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FORMER HOUSE LEADER VAN LOAN QUITTING POLITICS

A longtime Conservative MP who was once former prime minister Stephen Harper's Government House Leader is leaving politics. Ontario MP Peter Van Loan told a gathering of supporters at his farm yesterday that he will retire from the House of Commons, effective Sept. 30. Van Loan was first elected in the riding of York-Simcoe in 2004. He became a cabinet minister in 2006 and remained in Harper's inner circle until 2015, when the Conservatives were defeated by the Trudeau Liberals.

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DOZENS OF ONTARIO FIRES STILL OUT OF CONTROL

Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources says dozens of forest fires remain out of control in the province's northeast, with the largest now measuring more than 82 square kilometres. …

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