Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Second NewsWatch-

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(US-Government-Shutdown)

U-S President Donald Trump again linked illegal immigration along the U-S-Mexican border with drugs and violent crime as he urged Democratic lawmakers to fund his proposed border wall.

In his first national address from the Oval Office, Trump gave no indication he was softening his stance that the partial government shutdown would continue into its 19th day today without billions for the wall.

Trump plans to visit Senate Republicans at the Capitol today before meeting with Democratic leaders at the White House.(2)

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(GM-Oshawa-Unifor)(Audio:02)

General Motors workers walked off the line in Oshawa, Ontario during the evening shift, halting production in protest of the answer their union got from executives at G-M headquarters in Detroit earlier in the day.

Unifor recently presented several proposals for G-M to extend the life of the plant -- but union president Jerry Dias (DYE'-as) says G-M decided it is sticking with plans to shut the Oshawa Assembly Plant by year's end.

Dias says the move is motivated by "corporate greed" and he vows the union won't give up its fight.

G-M said the union should instead work with the company on timing and transition plans for the nearly three-thousand jobs impacted.(2)

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(Child-Care)

A Canadian feminist says if Justin Trudeau really is leading a feminist government, then why isn't it doing more to create a universal daycare system?

The federal treasury is set to spend 7.5-billion dollars over a decade to help fund child-care spaces across the country, but Brock University's Kate Bezanson says the government should do more.

In a paper published in the Journal of Law and Equality, she says there is a disconnect between the Liberals' aspirational talk about gender equality and policies the Liberals have enacted -- particularly on child care spending and new parental leave policies. …

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