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Here’s what new powers U.S. border guards have when it comes to your cell phone – National

WASHINGTON – In one of several testy exchanges during a U.S. Senate hearing this week, the country’s secretary of homeland security was pressed to explain a new policy that allows customs agents to examine the cellphones of travellers at the border. “I want to make sure I understand this. I …

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Ottawa quiet on whether Canada will support new U.S.-backed Syrian border force – National

OTTAWA – The federal government is refusing to say whether Canada will support the creation of a 30,000-strong border security force in Syria, plans for which have already drawn opposition from Russia, Iran, Turkey and even the UN. The U.S.-led coalition that has been fighting the so-called Islamic State confirmed …

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HMCS St. John’s to head to Mediterranean Sea to participate in NATO operation

By Staff The Canadian Press A departure ceremony is being held on the Halifax waterfront today for the crew of HMCS St. John’s. The Royal Canadian Navy ship is headed to the Mediterranean Sea for a deployment with NATO forces. HMCS Fredericton departs for Mediterranean Sea to join Operation Reassurance …

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NAFTA top of the agenda as Canadian ministers head south to talk trade – National

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is playing the role of NAFTA cheerleader in Kentucky, stressing the importance of the friendship and trade ties between Canada and the United States. READ MORE: What keeps Justin Trudeau awake at night? Deadlock on NAFTA talks He and a number of fellow cabinet ministers …

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Canadian government says defence contractors can now sell weapons to Ukraine – National

Canada said on Wednesday that defense contractors would be allowed to sell weapons such as automatic firearms and electric stun guns to Ukraine, a move the government in Kiev has long pressed for. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is touting the addition of Ukraine to what is known as the automatic …

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Blinds can pose strangulation risk for kids — here’s what parents should know – National

A new study is warning parents to avoid blinds with long cords, citing numerous cases of child deaths and injuries caused by the window coverings. The research, published in journal Pediatrics, explained that children under six years of age are especially vulnerable to injuries caused by the common household accessory. …

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‘Grossly inappropriate’: Patients, doctors raise concern over disability tax credit rejections

Until recently, Tami Publicover was able to qualify for a disability tax credit that helped her pay for medical supplies. She, and thousands of other Canadians living with Type 1 diabetes, used it to purchase the insulin they need to survive. “Having the tax credit helps ease that financial burden. …

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Justin Trudeau heads to China, set to meet with President Xi Jinping – National

BEIJING – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on his way to Beijing for a four-day state visit to China, joined by several cabinet ministers. Government officials said on Friday that the focus of Trudeau’s trip will be deepening economic ties and attracting more Chinese investment to Canada. The prime minister …

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Canada can’t deport illegal foreigners as countries are refusing to take them – National

Canada’s attempts to send up to 1,000 foreigners who are here illegally back to their home countries are being stymied by nations refusing to take them back, officials said Monday. International and domestic laws in most countries require governments to allow their own citizens entry. READ MORE: Is Canada’s reputation …

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U.S. being a bully on NAFTA: Unifor boss Jerry Dias – National

A top Canadian trade union leader accused the United States of bullying tactics and wanting NAFTA to fail amidst reports from Mexico City on Sunday (November 19) that the three countries have not made much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact. Officials from the …

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