Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Second NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Second NewsWatch-

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Day 7 of the federal election campaign will see the party leaders fan out in all areas of the country again.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau opens his day at Daybreak Parent Child Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland and will hold an evening rally in St. Peter's Bay, P-E-I.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is in Winnipeg this morning to make an announcement, while N-D-P Leader Jagmeet Singh will make a housing announcement in Ottawa before afternoon events in Nickel Belt and Sudbury, Ontario.

Green Leader Elizabeth May remains in southern Ontario with stops in Waterloo, Guelph and Gravenhurst.

And People's Party of Canada chief Maxime Bernier has a meet-and-greet in Fredericton.(2)



Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau ended his day of campaigning in southwestern Ontario with a boisterous rally in Windsor, the heart of Canada's auto industry.

He lauded his government for emerging from tortuous negotiations on a new North American Free Trade Agreement with "a win for Canada.''

He also credited business leaders, unions, provincial governments, Indigenous groups and "former Conservative leaders'' for coming together to play for "one Team Canada'' throughout the negotiations -- everyone except current Tory leader Andrew Scheer, who accuses the Liberals of selling out to U-S President Trump's demands.(2)



Talks continued into the night, but there is still no end to the day-old strike against General Motors in the U-S.

The walkout by over 49-thousand United Auto Workers members has brought to a standstill about 55 factories and parts warehouses in the union's first strike against America's top automaker in over a decade.

The Ontario government says it is in touch with G-M Canada about the American strike and the potential impact it may have soon on G-M's operations in Ontario.(2)



Canadian autoworkers chief Jerry Dias (DY'-as) says the massive labour strike that has shut down General Motors' operations in the U-S could migrate to Canada at next year's contract expiry if trust between the automaker and its unions is not restored. …

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