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Canada Won’t Do Business with Boeing While It’s ‘Busy Trying to Sue Us’: PM

Canada Won’t Do Business with Boeing While It’s ‘Busy Trying to Sue Us’: PM

By The Canadian Press

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A Sunwing Boeing 737-800 passenger plane prepares to land at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is dropping the gloves in his fight with Boeing, saying his government won’t do business with a company that he’s accusing of attacking Canadian industry and trying to put aerospace employees out of work.

The comments represent the strongest yet against the U.S. aerospace giant since Boeing launched a trade dispute with Montreal-based rival Bombardier earlier this year.

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Household Debt-to-Disposable Income Ratio Climbs to Record in Second Quarter

Household Debt-to-Disposable Income Ratio Climbs to Record in Second Quarter

By Craig Wong, The Canadian Press

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Credit cards are displayed in Montreal in a Wednesday, December 12, 2012 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA – The amount Canadians owe compared with their disposable income hit a record high in the second quarter as per capita household net worth inched lower.

Statistics Canada said Friday household credit market debt as a proportion of household disposable income increased to 167.8 per cent, up from 166.6 per cent in the first quarter.

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Policy Says U.S. Will Not Defend Canada from Ballistic Missile Attack: General

Policy Says U.S. Will Not Defend Canada from Ballistic Missile Attack: General

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press

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U.S. and Canadian flags fly in Point Roberts, Wash., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA – Under current U.S. policy, the American military has been directed not to defend Canada in the event it was targeted in a ballistic missile attack, says the latter country’s top officer at the North American Aerospace Defence Command.

“We’re being told in Colorado Springs that the extant U.S. policy is not to defend Canada,” said Lt.-Gen. Pierre St-Amand, deputy commander of Colorado-based Norad.

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Manitobans Carrying Heavier Wallets These Days: StatsCan

Manitobans Carrying Heavier Wallets These Days: StatsCan

By The Canadian Press

Canadian Money - Currency
(Canadian currency image via Shutterstock)

OTTAWA – The latest batch of numbers from the 2016 census suggests Canadians are a little more flush with cash than they were in 2005 — but a lot depends on where they live.

Statistics Canada reports the median total income of Canadian households reached $70,336 in 2015, a 10.8 per cent increase from $63,457 in 2005.

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Fix the Rail Line to Churchill Now or Sell It, Carr Tells Omnitrax

Fix the Rail Line to Churchill Now or Sell It, Carr Tells Omnitrax

By The Canadian Press

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The damaged rail line to Churchill, shown in a handout photo, that has been a vital link for the town of 900 on Hudson Bay. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-OmniTrax)

OTTAWA – The federal government says if Omnitrax refuses to maintain rail service to Churchill, Man., it will force the company to sell the rail line to a new owner.

The U.S.-based company hasn’t operated its Hudson Bay Rail line between The Pas, Man., and Churchill since May 23, when spring flooding washed out several sections of the 820-km track, cutting off Churchill’s main supply line for food and fuel.

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Andrew Scheer Set to Rally Troops in Winnipeg, Plot Strategy for Fall

Andrew Scheer Set to Rally Troops in Winnipeg, Plot Strategy for Fall

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

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Andrew Scheer is congratulated after being elected the new leader of the federal Conservative party at the federal Conservative leadership convention in Toronto on Saturday, May 27, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

OTTAWA – A selfie with a camel. Snapshots of cherub-cheeked children looking on in awe at some summertime marvel. Photo captions paying tribute to the support of his spouse.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s summer on social media? Nope: think Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer instead.

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Former President Barack Obama to Speak in Toronto at End of September

Former President Barack Obama to Speak in Toronto at End of September

By The Canadian Press

Barack Obama
Former U.S. President Barack Obama waves at the audience after delivering his speech during the 4th Congress of the Indonesian Diasporas in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, July 1, 2017. Obama is scheduled to speak in Toronto at the end of September. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Achmad Ibrahim)

OTTAWA – Former United States President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak in Toronto at the end of September.

Canada 2020, an Ottawa-based think tank that is hosting the event, says Obama will speak over lunch on Sept. 29 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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StatCan Tries to Close Data Gaps with Launch of Infrastructure Census

StatCan Tries to Close Data Gaps with Launch of Infrastructure Census

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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Vehicles makes there way into and out of downtown Toronto along the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto on November 24, 2016. A major effort is underway to collect the most detailed data yet on the state of the country’s roads, bridges, water pipes and transit systems. Statistics Canada quietly launched a national survey late last month to get an unprecedented level of granular detail on the state of infrastructure at the provincial and municipal level. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

OTTAWA – A major effort is underway to collect the most detailed data yet on the state of the country’s roads, bridges, water pipes and transit systems.

Statistics Canada quietly launched a national survey late last month to get an unprecedented level of granular detail on the state of infrastructure at the provincial and municipal level.

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Transgender Canadians Can Write in ‘X’ Option on Passports, as of Aug. 31

Transgender Canadians Can Write in ‘X’ Option on Passports, as of Aug. 31

By The Canadian Press

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A Canadian passport is displayed in Ottawa on Thursday, July 23, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – Starting Aug. 31, transgender Canadians can indicate on their passports that they don’t identify as either male or female.

It’s the latest step in the federal government’s plan to eventually allow individuals to identify their sex as ‘x’ — that is, unspecified — on passports and other government-issued documents that typically allow people to tick only “m” or “f.”

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Response to Border Crossers Shows Refugee System is Working: Trudeau

Response to Border Crossers Shows Refugee System is Working: Trudeau

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

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The Liberal government is misleading people when it says there’s no advantage to crossing illegally into Canada to seek asylum, NDP MP Jenny Kwan says. Asylum seekers line up to receive boxed lunches after entering Canada from the United States at Roxham Road in Hemmingford, Que., Wednesday, August 9, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought Wednesday to combat criticism that thousands of people arriving at the Canada-U.S. border to seek asylum are throwing the immigration system into chaos.

On the contrary, he said everything is working as it should.

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