Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

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Four cities are strike-bound when it comes to mail delivery today.

The union representing 50-thousand Canada Post employees launched rotating strikes after midnight this morning in Halifax; Windsor, Ontario; Edmonton and Victoria.

CUP-W says mail will still be delivered in those cities over the 24-hour strike, but will be delayed.

The union says job security, forced overtime, and health and safety demands remain key issues. (4)



Canadian immigration officials have determined that the U-S remains a safe country for asylum seekers, despite the Trump administration's crackdown on what it considers illegal aliens.

Documents obtained by The Canadian Press under the access-to-information law show Canada was concerned about the changes in U-S immigration policy and conducted a review of its Safe Third Country agreement with the U-S from January to March of 2017.

Canada concluded the United States "continues to meet the requirements for designation as a safe third country."

The Safe Third Country agreement between Canada and the U-S is based on the core principle that people seeking refugee protection must file their claim in the first safe country they arrive in. (4)



U-S President Donald Trump says the thousands of Honduran migrants travelling in a caravan through Mexico should not be allowed in the United States.

Trump tweeted that "The Caravans are a disgrace to the Democrat party" and that immigration laws should be changed "NOW!"

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador suggested yesterday that the U-S, Canada and Mexico work out a joint plan for funding development in the poor areas of Central America and southern Mexico to ease the number of those wanting to leave. (4)



Turkey says it will announce details of its investigation into the killing this month of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi tomorrow. …

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