Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Sixth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Sixth Newswatch-

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Lawmakers in France are set to begin their ratification of the trade deal between the European Union and Canada today, just as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes E-U leaders to Montreal.

Trudeau has been pushing hard for a win on trade and foreign policy following a rough renegotiation of NAFTA and a diplomatic dispute with China.

Sources in France and Canada say Trudeau has been lobbying French President Emmanuel Macron for more than a year to introduce a bill ratifying the Canada-E-U trade deal, known as CETA.

Almost all of the deal has already gone into force under a so-called provisional application, but individual ratifications by EU member countries would bring it fully into effect. (6)



Federal officials say rescue crews have made some progress in freeing some endangered, entangled North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans says search and rescue operations for three whales resumed yesterday after what it called "several days" of challenging weather conditions.

It says two of the three were spotted and rescuers worked to disentangle them, but neither animal was completely freed.

The next step for both animals will be for officials to assess, by air, how the entanglement has changed, and rescue efforts will resume when weather permits. (6)



Dozens of pilot whales have beached themselves in Georgia, but authorities and onlookers managed to rescue most of them.

The stranding and rescue on St. Simons Island was streamed on Facebook yesterday.

Video shows some people splashing the whales with water as others drag and push them out to sea. McCoy says sharks were spotted nearby.

The states's Department of Natural Resources plans to euthanize two incapacitated whales and perform necropsies on the animals. (6)



Health Canada has issued a recall on Joe Fresh brand baby sun hats because of a potential choking hazard. …

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