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Old 09-12-2016, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Canada
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What former PM Paul Martin is doing for indigenous education

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Old 09-13-2016, 12:07 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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Default William, Kate and kids to visit British Columbia & Yukon

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge plus kiddies are coming to the west coast for a visit.

Their itinerary:

https://www.royal.uk/further-details...nada-announced

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Old 09-13-2016, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Overdose deaths from a bootleg version of fentanyl smuggled from Asia are expected to skyrocket across Canada this year.

According to statistics from provincial coroners, opioid overdoses now kill more Canadians than car crashes.
'A small Band-Aid on a big cut': Vancouver firefighters race to revive fentanyl addicts - British Columbia - CBC News
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Old 09-14-2016, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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A Winnipeg couple is willing to drop the gloves with National Hockey League after they were told to buy a $400 ticket for their six-month-old son to attend the 2016 Heritage Classic game.

Winnipeg couple told to pay $400 to bring infant to NHL game
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Canada
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EU Commission refuses to revise Canada CETA trade deal - BBC News

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The European Commission has ruled that a controversial EU-Canada free trade deal - CETA - cannot be renegotiated, despite much opposition in Europe.
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Old 10-21-2016, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Canada
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In today's news:

Canada-EU trade talks with Wallonia collapse as Freeland heads home - Politics - CBC News

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Speaking outside the seat of the Walloon government, Ms Freeland told reporters: "It seems evident for me and for Canada that the European Union is not now capable of having an international accord even with a country that has values as European as Canada."

She added: "Canada is disappointed, but I think it is impossible."
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Old 10-21-2016, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Canada
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It's ironic that Wallonie would be the one to scupper this deal as it's a French speaking region, they would have had more opportunities to benefit from trade then most other parts of Europe! As a Canadian, I am very disappointed in Europe. Our federation was founded primarily by people from a variety of European countries and European civilization is still the foundation our state is built on. I've always thought we should be closer to, and trade more with Europe rather than be so heavily integrated only with other North American states. It's unfortunate it came to this, there was give and take from both sides in those 8 years of negotiations, you can't get every little thing you want in a negotiation, you need to compromise. If the EU isn't capable of doing that, then it's too dysfunctional an entity to continue.
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Old 10-21-2016, 04:06 PM
 
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Very interesting development and will only opine that it is a rare occasion indeed where Canada asserts itself in such a manner.

We usually read stories where we've bent over and taken it sideways until the other entity gets tired and compromises in some manner.

Kudos to our negotiators for deciding enough is freak'n enough and saying so in such a forthright manner.
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Old 10-21-2016, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Very interesting development and will only opine that it is a rare occasion indeed where Canada asserts itself in such a manner.

We usually read stories where we've bent over and taken it sideways until the other entity gets tired and compromises in some manner.

Kudos to our negotiators for deciding enough is freak'n enough and saying so in such a forthright manner.
Agreed. Now that they know they whole deal can be blown, they might come back.


"An EU source in Ottawa said Friday that it does not consider this the end of the process."
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Old 10-21-2016, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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It's ironic that Wallonie would be the one to scupper this deal as it's a French speaking region, they would have had more opportunities to benefit from trade then most other parts of Europe! As a Canadian, I am very disappointed in Europe. Our federation was founded primarily by people from a variety of European countries and European civilization is still the foundation our state is built on. I've always thought we should be closer to, and trade more with Europe rather than be so heavily integrated only with other North American states. It's unfortunate it came to this, there was give and take from both sides in those 8 years of negotiations, you can't get every little thing you want in a negotiation, you need to compromise. If the EU isn't capable of doing that, then it's too dysfunctional an entity to continue.
What's going on with the trade deal isn't really about Canada and its relations with or image in Europe.

It's about stuff that is going on in Europe and Belgium. CETA is just a lightning rod that some malcontents have latched onto.
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