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American Checkup caller says Canadians 'deserve better political representation' than Trudeau on trade

Phoning from North Carolina, Ken Armstrong believes that Canadians should have greater choice when it comes to certain goods, like dairy.

Amid shaky trade talks with U.S., Quebec gin maker fears fallout for small businesses

The Mirabel, Que., distiller can buy botanicals for his spirits from Europe or Asia, but it's easier — and cheaper — to import them from the United States. He worries that escalating trade disputes may change that.
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American Checkup caller says Canadians 'deserve better political representation' than Trudeau on trade

Phoning from North Carolina, Ken Armstrong believes that Canadians should have greater choice when it comes to certain goods, like dairy.
CALLER POV

American Checkup caller says Canadians 'deserve better political representation' than Trudeau on trade

Phoning from North Carolina, Ken Armstrong believes that Canadians should have greater choice when it comes to certain goods, like dairy.

Trump-Trudeau Trade rift: Do shaky relations shake you?

Donald Trump's ongoing Twitter tirades have put a strain on Canada-U.S. relations already reeling from new steel tariffs and waffling NAFTA negotiations.

Amid shaky trade talks with U.S., Quebec gin maker fears fallout for small businesses

The Mirabel, Que., distiller can buy botanicals for his spirits from Europe or Asia, but it's easier — and cheaper — to import them from the United States. He worries that escalating trade disputes may change that.
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Checkup caller says Doug Ford was elected because of 'white privilege'

When Doug Ford won the Ontario provincial election Thursday, many credited his folksy approach to politics. Delores Mullings told Cross Country Checkup on Sunday that she believes white privilege is behind his success.

Doug Ford was elected because he's a 'white, heterosexual man': Checkup caller

When Doug Ford won the Ontario provincial election Thursday, many credited his folksy approach to politics. Delores Mullings told Cross Country Checkup on Sunday that she believes white privilege is behind his success.

With Doug Ford, Ontario is in for 'rough and wild ride': Toronto councillor

Toronto city councillor John Filion says Doug Ford's years in City Hall point to an 'unpredictable' leadership — and a reshaping of politics as we know it.

Doug Ford was elected because he's a 'white, heterosexual man': Checkup caller

When Doug Ford won the Ontario provincial election Thursday, many credited his folksy approach to politics. Delores Mullings told Cross Country Checkup that she believes white privilege is behind his success.
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How could Doug Ford's victory change the political conversation in this country?

Doug Ford's Ontario win has sent shock waves across the country, as Canadians ponder the scale of the populist surge that voted him into power.

With Doug Ford, Ontario is in for 'rough and wild ride': Toronto councillor

Toronto city councillor John Filion says that Doug Ford's years in City Hall point to an 'unpredictable' leadership — and a reshaping of politics as we know it.

With Doug Ford, Ontario is in for 'rough and wild ride': Toronto councillor

Toronto city councillor John Filion says that Doug Ford's years in City Hall point to an 'unpredictable' leadership — and a reshaping of politics as we know it.

Will First Nations in B.C. benefit or suffer from the Trans Mountain buyout? Depends on who you ask

While some First Nations are worried about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to buy out Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, others see it as a way toward economic prosperity.

Will First Nations in B.C. benefit or suffer from the Trans Mountain buyout?

While some First Nations are worried about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to buy out Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, others see it as a way toward economic prosperity.

Trans Mountain buyout is 'in the national interest,' says environment parliamentary secretary

MP Jonathan Wilkinson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment, says that the Trans Mountain buyout will benefit Canadians, and the government remains committed to the Paris Accord.

Will First Nations in B.C. benefit or suffer from the Trans Mountain buyout? Depends on who you ask

While some First Nations are worried about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to buy out Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, others see it as a way toward economic prosperity.

Will B.C.'s First Nations benefit or suffer from the Trans Mountain buyout? Depends on who you ask

While some First Nations are worried about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to buy out Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, others see it as a way toward economic prosperity.

Trans Mountain buyout is 'in the national interest,' says environment parliamentary secretary

MP Jonathan Wilkinson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment, says that the Trans Mountain buyout will benefit Canadians, and the government remains committed to the Paris Accord.
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So, how do you like your new pipeline?

The government's plan to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline will initially cost $4.5 billion, and possibly triple that once the project is completed.

'Open for business': How the Lax Kw'alaams First Nation revitalized forestry in B.C.'s northwest

After Lax Kw'alaams First Nation bought a tree farm in 2005, they became the main player in northwest B.C.'s forestry industry. Revenues from lumber exports have allowed the First Nation to expand their economic portfolio rapidly.

'First of all, it's their land': Caller suggests new tax as part of Indigenous reconciliation

A man in Montreal called Cross Country Checkup to propose a new tax that would support First Nations that don't have access to lucrative natural resources.
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'First of all, it's their land': Caller suggests new tax as part of Indigenous reconciliation

Stephen Driver in Montreal called Checkup to propose a new tax that would support First Nations without access to lucrative natural resources.

First Nations deserve resource rights, but 'almighty dollar' encourages risky development: activist

Many agree that First Nations should have more access to their resources, Checkup heard Sunday. But development must be sustainable and incorporate Indigenous teachings.

First Nations deserve resource rights, but 'almighty dollar' encourages risky development: activist

Many agree that First Nations should have more access to their resources, Cross Country Checkup heard Sunday. But development must be sustainable and incorporate Indigenous teachings.