Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

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Fears of retaliation against Canadians for the arrest and detention of a top Chinese technology executive have prompted B-C's government to cancel a stop in China during a trade mission to Asia.

The province says it values its strong trade relationship with China, and Forestry Minister Doug Donaldson will work to reschedule events planned for the Chinese portion of the mission.

A bail hearing for Huawei (WHA'-way) Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou (MONG' WAN'-joe) is scheduled to resume in Vancouver today.

She faces extradition to the U-S on allegations she used a shell company in Hong Kong to violate American trade sanctions on Iran. (5)



Ontario's finance minister says he wants Ottawa to review federal transfer payments to make sure Ontario businesses and families are getting their fair share, joining similar calls from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland.

As Canada's finance ministers meet for their second biannual summit, Vic Fedeli says his province contributed eight-billion dollars into equalization, and won't get anything from it for the first time since 2008.

Ontario's economic growth has been good enough to push it out of have-not status, when a province's finances are considered lower than average and qualifies them for equalization.

Nearly 20-billion dollars in equalization will be distributed between five provinces in 2019 -- Quebec, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, P-E-I and New Brunswick. (5)


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Canada Post isn't making any promises on whether parcels mailed before Christmas will actually reach their destination on time.

The Crown corporation says five weeks of rotating strikes that ended last month have left a six-million-package backlog, and it has suspended its delivery window guarantee as a result.

The Canadian Union of Postal Employees says the job action did not cause any backlog. …

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