Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

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(GM-Canada-Oshawa)

Just weeks after celebrating 100 years, there is word that General Motors Canada will announce this morning that it plans to close its sprawling assembly plant operations in Oshawa, Ontario.

The Canadian Press has learned the move is part of a shift in G-M's global production, and will affect G-M operations in other countries -- but the Oshawa facility will be the only Canadian plant that will be shuttered.

If true, the closure would affect as many as 25-hundred union jobs at the plant, some 300 salaried jobs, and thousands of jobs within area feeder plants and other businesses.

Unifor says the union has been told there is no product allocated to the Oshawa plant past December 2019.

In 2009, the federal and provincial governments invested billions in G-M and Chrysler to keep them afloat during their financial straits.(4)

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(Sask-Indigenous-Pot)

Saskatchewan Justice Minister Don Morgan will meet today in Regina with the chief of a First Nation that has opened an unlicensed cannabis store that the province wants shut down.

Anthony Cappo of the Muscowpetung Saulteaux (muss-koh-PEE'-ting SOH'-toh) First Nation cites a sovereign right to make its own cannabis rules.

The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority warns provincial and federal legislation still applies on reserve land -- meaning, the First Nation must have a provincial licence to legally open a pot store, and its cannabis can only come from a grower with a federal licence.(4)

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(Overdose-Deaths)

A Calgary woman whose son died of an opioid overdose is calling for reforms in the health-care and criminal-justice systems to deal with the scourge of addiction.

Jill Cory says she and her husband watched paramedics revive their son Ben from near death on six different occasions before he suffered a fatal overdose in 2015 at age 23.

She says the family moved from Vancouver to Alberta in 2009 so Ben could enter a one-year treatment program at the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre -- and before that, had spent six-thousand dollars a month for a five-month treatment program in B-C. …

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