The new NAFTA comes into effect July 1: What it means for Canada

On July 1 the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement comes into effect, three years after talks first began to rework the trilateral trade agreement between Canada, the United States, and Mexico. The new trade pact brings with it a series of changes to several sectors.
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'I love you forever,' Carpentier girls' grieving mother says
The mother of two young Quebec girls found dead following an Amber Alert last week delivered a tearful tribute to her “princesses of love” Monday as police continued to hunt for their father, who is suspected of abducting them.
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Still as feisty as ever, Lowry admits absence from basketball changed him for the better
Kyle Lowry emerged from a prolonged absence just as you would expect. The Raptors star was feisty and as combative as ever, which is about par for the course when he’s dealing with media types as he was on Monday. When Raptors GM Bobby Webster happened to stroll past the media location and spotted Lowry […]
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Edmonton dog lover commits to trimming down another ‘morbidly obese’ abandoned dog
Pam Heggie, who rescued and helped trim down retriever-lab cross Kai, has committed to helping another obese dog.
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Susan Delacourt: Justin Trudeau says he's sorry for the WE scandal. Why won't he explain how it happened?
While the prime minister’s apology may have slightly cooled the ethics uproar that’s erupted in the midst of this pandemic, it won’t make the problem go away, Susan Delacourt writes.
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The Maple Leafs get down to serious business — before the hockey starts to get real
Black Lives Matter and Auston Matthews’ recovery from COVID-19 were the prime topics on the opening day of training camp at the Leafs’ practice facility. The world has changed a great deal in four months.
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‘He was larger than life.’ Billionaire philanthropist Ignat Kaneff remembered as hard worker who started with nothing
The real estate developer and founder of the Mississauga-based Kaneff Corporation died Sunday at the age of 93.
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MCCARTHY: Inside Canadian PGA Tour coach’s 50-day journey
PGA Tour coach Ralph Bauer was waiting on a tow truck to arrive to fix a flat last week in Ohio, but didn’t seem all too bothered by it. His work with golfers at Muirfield Village Golf Club was done for the day, and he wasn’t in a hurry to get anywhere. There really wasn’t […]
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‘Costco Ken’ tries to defend himself and set record straight
A man who recently went viral after screaming at another customer during a row about face masks at a Florida Costco wants another chance. Daniel Maples was recorded yelling: “I feel threatened!” and “Back up! Threaten me again!” while walking toward a person recording the video on June 27 at the Gulf Coast Town Center […]
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‘They were given 20 years’ — TTC warns it will be hard to hit 2025 target to make the subway accessible
The transit agency in particular highlighted significant obstacles at Islington and Warden stations.
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Coronavirus still keeping many Nova Scotia sports competitions on the bench
Baseball Nova Scotia is waiting on approval for phase two of their return to play plan, which would allow for leagues to organize some games.
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Oshawa, Ont., homelessness activist pushes back against city’s private security hiring
"Where are these individuals meant to go? We don't have enough beds."
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Toronto Star Virtual Subscriber Events: How do we create a fairer, more equitable society?
Our panel of journalists will answer subscriber questions about The Great Re|Vision topic through the lens of Justice.
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Ubisoft Montreal employees encouraged by sweeping management changes
Ubisoft named Christophe Derennes as the new director of its Montreal studios, Monday, in response to sexual harassment allegations that have shaken the video game giant to its core.
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The science of denial
Mark Kingwell: What happened to humility, more education, and a great deal of open discourse? It’s not me, you or some other person with an M.D. or a Ph.D. who matters, it’s good arguments that should prevail. The post The science of denial appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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TRAIKOS: Maple Leafs need Matthews at his post-COVID best
The key to the Toronto Maple Leafs’ winning a Stanley Cup this year looked sluggish and out-of-sync as the team opened up training camp yesterday. Auston Matthews couldn’t find his breath. Couldn’t find his hands. In a roster-reduced scrimmage that was purposely designed that way in order to test players’ endurance, the Leafs centre spent […]
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Possible COVID-19 case shuts down Oliver town hall
The town's chief administrative officer said she made the decision to close first thing Monday morning after a staff member reported feeling unwell.
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The B.C. river where salmon are whisked to safety in a giant pressurized tube
A rock slide blocked tens of thousands of salmon from reaching their spawning grounds in the Fraser River. Officials have found an innovative temporary solution. The post The B.C. river where salmon are whisked to safety in a giant pressurized tube appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Is the electric car right for you? Everything you should know before switching gears
As we progress towards a future of electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, drivers are still divided on the merits of this evolving technology The post Is the electric car right for you? Everything you should know before switching gears appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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In astounding test, scientists revive damaged lungs for transplant
Lungs deemed too far gone for transplant were revived by researchers at Columbia and Vanderbilt. They put each lung in a plastic box and attached it to a respirator so it could “breathe.” Then they connected each lung to a large vein in the neck of a live pig.
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Kenney says federal government told Apple, Google not to work with Alberta on contract tracing apps
The ABTraceTogether app was launched May 1, by the province and Alberta Health Services, and uses Bluetooth to more accurately and efficiently identify contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 case.
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PGA Tour announces no fans for rest of season
The PGA Tour announced on Monday that there will be no fans at any tournaments for the rest of the 2019/20 season. This week’s Memorial Tournament was originally supposed to be the first event to welcome back spectators, but that plan went out the window as U.S. COVID-19 cases continued to surge. Tiger Woods makes […]
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What the Puck: Bergevin reveals little about COVID-19 impact on Habs
Canadiens GM's comments on Monday about Max Domi only muddied the waters further.
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What you can do in Stage 3
Stage 3 Permitted (Max. 50 people inside/100 outside) Dine in at restaurants, bars Bingo halls Real estate open houses Gyms, fitness centres Concerts, festivals, sporting, racing events Weddings, funerals Convention centres, meeting places Movie theatres All workplaces and public spaces not specifically exempted Not Permitted Drinking standing up in bars Dancing and singing in bars […]
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‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera found dead at California lake
The body was discovered five days after the 33-year-old Rivera disappeared on Lake Piru, where her son was found July 8 alone a few hours later on a boat the two had rented.
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Cause, damage estimate unknown in fire at vacant Richmond Street home: London fire officials
Crews were called to the scene at 1240 Richmond St., north of Raymond Avenue, just before 6 a.m.
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‘Major step’ announced to increase broadband internet in Simcoe County
The program is part of the Ontario government's commitment to expand access to broadband internet in rural areas.
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Child killed in New York latest horror story of U.S. gun violence
A toddler was shot dead at a summer barbecue in Brooklyn on Sunday night. The 22-month-old boy, identified as Davell Gardner Jr., was in his stroller at the time. Three men fired more than 20 rounds into the gathering, shooting the child in the stomach where he sat and also wounding three adults who are […]
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Naya Rivera’s body found in California lake, police confirm
Naya Rivera's four-year-old son was found on a boat wearing a life-jacket late Wednesday, and the actor's identification was also found on the vessel.
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Trump distorts America’s constitution when he shamelessly pardons a friend
Shamelessness is the most obvious aspect of President Donald Trump’s grant of clemency to his friend Roger Stone. It’s something he’s clearly constitutionally entitled to do. But it’s also an act that crosses a self-serving line no other president — not even Richard Nixon — dared approach.
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Coronavirus: Sylvan Lake officials to meet with province after weekend of crowded beaches
The Town of Sylvan Lake said it is reaching out to the province for guidance on how it can help control crowds, after people flocked to the beach community in central Alberta over the warm weekend.
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Despite request from Pride London, police will raise Pride flag at HQ
'We believe in what the flag represents. We will raise the flag to remind us that battles for equality have not come easily, and we must do our part,' said police.
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Minnedosa woman hopes disaster financial relief program can help flood-affected neighbours
Minnedosa, north of Brandon, was one of the hardest hit communities by recent flooding.
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Coronavirus: Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre role as emergency shelter ending soon
Use of the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre as an emergency shelter will soon be ending.
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Prince Edward Island man charged after fatal boat collision two years ago
Clarence Barry White is charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing death, and two counts of failing to keep lookout, under the Canada Shipping Act.
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Inclusive Literature initiative looks to provide more diversity in Calgary’s elementary schools
A new initiative spurred by the Black Lives Matter movement is looking to introduce reading materials that better represent people of colour to elementary students in Calgary.
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Should masks be mandatory in Atlantic Canada during COVID-19?
Some Maritime retailers are making mask-wearing mandatory in their outlets while others are advocating that the practise should be made mandatory in all public places.
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Coronavirus: Air Canada passengers from Kelowna to Vancouver should monitor for symptoms
The affected flight is number 8421, which flew from Kelowna to Vancouver on July 6.
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Canadians with disabilities, chronic health conditions feel left behind by pandemic
We recently conducted a survey of 1,000 Canadians with disabilities and chronic health issues. We find that these Canadians are struggling and don’t think the government is doing enough to help.
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Rick Zamperin: Auston Matthews’ positive coronavirus test shows why NHL bubble is important
Keeping a lid on the number of coronavirus infections in Phase 3 of the NHL's return to play plan will be critical when the league moves to the hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton later this month.
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