Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Third NewsWatch-

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(Davos-Trade)

The head of the World Trade Organization is warning that the global economy would plunge into the "Dark Ages" without free trade.

W-T-O Director General Roberto Azevedo made the comments today in a speech at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

U-S President Donald Trump has disrupted the post-Second World War trend toward ever-freer world trade, imposing taxes on foreign steel, aluminum and hundreds of Chinese imports.

Among the countries tapped for the punishing tariffs has been Canada, which has fought back with retaliatory tariffs. (3)

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(NB-Trudeau)

New Brunswick will host Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for a second day as he continues a cross-Canada swing aimed at boosting party candidates in an election year.

Trudeau will begin the day visiting families at the Origins Natural Learning Childcare Centre in Quispamsis (Kwiss-pam-SISS) to highlight the Canada Child Benefit payments.

The P-M will head to northern New Brunswick tonight for another of his townhall-style meetings to take questions from the public -- this time at a high school in Miramichi.

Last night, he spoke briefly during a rally for Liberal M-P Alaina Lockhart in the battleground riding of Fundy Royal. (3)

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(Ont-Hate-Trial)(Audio:01)

It's decision day for two men responsible for a free newspaper in the Toronto area.

Your Ward News editor-in-chief James Sears and publisher LeRoy St. Germaine will find out today if they're guilty of peddling hate.

Both men insist they are satirists, and pleaded not guilty to promoting hatred against women and Jews.

The prosecution argued that their paper, with a circulation of about 300-thousand, is filled with "vile and degrading" articles and imagery.

The federal government has barred Canada Post from distributing it. (3)

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(Sask-Pharmacist-Kickbacks)

A Saskatchewan pharmacist has been ordered to pay 19-thousand dollars after pleading guilty to professional misconduct for accepting over 700-thousand dollars in kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company. …

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