TORONTO – Canada’s automakers appear to be the big winners from a renegotiated trade pact between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, while steel and aluminum makers and dairy producers have less to celebrate.
The breakthrough deal reached Sunday night, that U.S. President Donald Trump said he plans to call the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, exempts a percentage of eligible auto exports from tariffs, one of the biggest wins in the new deal, said David Adams, president of Global Automakers of Canada.
CHATHAM, Ont. – The playoff matchups are set for the Elite 10.
Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones and Olympic gold medallist Anna Hasselborg from Sweden have advanced through to the women’s semifinals at the first Grand Slam of Curling bonspiel of the year after finishing round-robin play undefeated.
TORONTO – Winnipeg bantamweight Brad (Superman) Katona will take on American Matthew Lopez at UFC 231 in Toronto on Dec. 8.
It marks the first fight for Katona (8-0-0) since earning a unanimous decision over Jay Cucciniello in the final of “The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated” reality TV show in July. That earned him a UFC contract.
OTTAWA – Internet advocacy groups say they’re unhappy Canada’s telecoms regulator has halved the minimum speed that projects need to meet for a $750-million fund designed to make broadband internet more accessible.
The CRTC said in its policy release Thursday it changed the target so more projects would be eligible for the fund, since challenges such as geography, transportation costs and other barriers make the higher speed harder to meet.
TORONTO – The breaks have not gone Canada’s way in the buildup to the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, which doubles as a World Cup qualifying tournament.
Veteran midfielder Desiree Scott, a 135-cap veteran known as The Destroyer, was injured on the first day of training camp in Texas. Her foot was stepped on during a tackle, resulting in a small bone fragment coming loose.
OTTAWA – With an eye on future lunar exploration, Canada’s space agency is calling on companies to present their ideas for everything from moon-rover power systems to innovative mineral prospecting techniques.
The Canadian Space Agency issued the tender this week for projects that will put Canada in position to contribute to future space missions involving human and robotic exploration of the moon.