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Seek Compromise with U.S. on Cannabis at Border, Lawyers Urge Ottawa

Seek Compromise with U.S. on Cannabis at Border, Lawyers Urge Ottawa

By James McCarten, The Canadian Press

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The United States border crossing is shown Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in Lacolle, Que., south of Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

WASHINGTON – Canadians who take part in the legal cannabis industry find themselves facing deep potholes on the road to entering the United States — and immigration lawyers who specialize in border issues say the federal government needs to help them navigate a way through.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency sent tremors through the country’s burgeoning cannabis sector last week with word that legalization in Canada won’t change the fact that American laws treat marijuana as a banned substance, and industry insiders as drug traffickers.

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Manitoba Partners with Indiana on Agricultural Interests

Manitoba Partners with Indiana on Agricultural Interests

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The Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Manitoba government has partnered with the state of Indiana on shared interests in the agriculture sector.

Indiana Lt.-Gov. Suzanne Crouch was in Winnipeg on Monday to meet with provincial officials on ways both jurisdictions can build on trade and investments, economic growth, and encourage stronger business and research connections.

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Prime Minister Cautions Canadians to Be Wary About Toking Before Travel

Prime Minister Cautions Canadians to Be Wary About Toking Before Travel

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in an armchair discussion at the Women in the World Summit in Toronto on Monday, September 10, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Galit Rodan)

WINNIPEG – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is sounding a cautionary note about the recreational use of marijuana, saying that consuming it could have consequences for Canadians crossing the border into the United States.

Trudeau made the comment during an interview on CBC Manitoba hours before a visit to Winnipeg.

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Manitoba Trucker Covered in Hot Tar in North Dakota Crash Dies in Hospital

Manitoba Trucker Covered in Hot Tar in North Dakota Crash Dies in Hospital

By Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press

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Bradley Jackson and his girlfriend Donna-Joe Smith are seen in this undated handout photo. A Manitoba truck driver who was covered in hot tar when his semi truck rolled in North Dakota is being remembered as a fighter. Bradley Jackson spent three days in a burn unit at a Minneapolis hospital before he died Saturday. His girlfriend, Donna-Joe Smith, says doctors were amazed he survived for so long with third-degree burns to 95 per cent of his body. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Donna-Joe Smith)

Bradley Jackson was hauling a load of hot tar from Winnipeg into North Dakota when his rig went off the road and slid into a ditch, rupturing the tanker and sending the burning liquid into the cab of the truck.

With tar all over his body, the 21-year-old somehow managed to crawl out of the semi and onto the road to wait for help, said his girlfriend Donna-Joe Smith.

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Canada, U.S. See Common Ground on Autos as Three-Way NAFTA Talks Resume

Canada, U.S. See Common Ground on Autos as Three-Way NAFTA Talks Resume

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

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WASHINGTON – Canada and the U.S. agreed Tuesday that one of NAFTA’s most significant hurdles — defining the content rules of North American autos — may have been resolved by Monday’s side deal between the Trump administration and Mexico.

The White House is calling on Canada to endorse what President Donald Trump has described as the North America Free Trade Agreement’s replacement, by the end of the week. Trump has already rebranded it the “United States-Mexico trade agreement.”

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Trudeau Says He’s Encouraged by What He Calls NAFTA Progress

Trudeau Says He’s Encouraged by What He Calls NAFTA Progress

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a few questions following a meeting with a group of businessmen in Longueuil, Que. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

LONGUEUIL, Que. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has been encouraged by what he calls the progress made by Canada’s NAFTA partners, especially on automobiles.

“This was an important step to moving forward on renegotiating and improving NAFTA,” Trudeau said on Tuesday, a day after the United States and Mexico announced a deal that would replace the North America Free Trade Agreement.

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Canada to Rejoin NAFTA Talks After U.S., Mexico Agree to Overhaul Trade Pact

Canada to Rejoin NAFTA Talks After U.S., Mexico Agree to Overhaul Trade Pact

By Andy Blatchford, 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 – Canada will rejoin face-to-face negotiations with the United States and Mexico on Tuesday after the two continental partners reached a deal that has raised fresh concerns about the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

U.S. President Donald Trump announced Monday that his administration and Mexico agreed on a bilateral trade framework with the potential for big implications for Canada.

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