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Canada USA trade ties further deteriorate amid new US tariffs

Earlier also Canada tried to stop taxes on softwood lumber, dairy, and agriculture in vain

Though Canada was given exemption on aluminum and steel by US but it has ended

USA has placed 25% tariff on steel and 10% on aluminum; Canadian govt tried best to stop it but to no use

Canada has also slapped tariffs on US exports, Trudeau says US move is not acceptable and he will save Canadian industry

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland negotiating Nafta and other things, said Canada will keep fighting for its rights

Canada exports 4% more aluminum and steel to US, thus job losses are inevitable amid taxes

Mp Erin O’Toole says Trudeau does not have any plan regarding  trade, jobs, or aluminum and steel plan

He also alleged that Trudeau is not  speaking the truth

He claimed Trudeau promised to keep industry save they say but hasn’t been able to do so

Due to president Trump, US-Canada relations are deteriorating as trade barriers increase

Trump said Canada did not treat its farmers well and so the tariffs

Tariffs on aluminum and steel also slapped on Mexico and EU

Trump said as promised during election campaign, barriers will be placed on China as well

Ontario elections: All three leaders are in GTA today including PC leader Doug Ford

Premier Wynne will be in Hamilton and some other places besides Toronto

Wynne holding big rally in Mississauga, former Canadian PM Paul Martin to join her among others

Rally will also be attended by Charles Sousa and other candidates

Peel police has released a new footage in Mississauga’s Bombey Bhel restaurant in which suspects can be seen

The event took place last Thursday at 10:30pm, police says anyone in the area on May 31 or Jun 1 can inform them

First suspect is described as approximately 5’10” to 6 feet tall with a stocky build

Second suspect is described as approximately 5’10” to 6 feet tall with a medium build and can be a woman

At the time of the attack 2 birthday parties were going on, 15 were injured

The issue of Goreway Drive bridge is taken up every elections

Those commuting from Brampton to Mississauga and Mississauga to Brampton

People have to wait for long hours at CN railway crossing

Last week Channel Y asked this question from Amrit Mangat during a debate

She said the project will be go ahead as funds have been earmarked, and construction will begin soon

The road has been closed for traffic sue to long-standing demand,

Mangat said a lot of work is being done on project so will be completed

MP Raj Grewal in a video said the federal govt is working on as demanded by residents of Brampton to Mississauga

Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey also said she was lobbying for a long time and worked for it

Detailed research done by McGill University on traffic gridlock saying in North American transit ridership is less

Ridership on TTC is less also, though population is increasing but ridership is declining

Reasons quoted are economy, gas prices and others influences

The university says if bus service is made efficient, bus ridership will increase

Mississauga man, charged after bomb scare at restaurant near Square One

He was the disgruntled employee of a restaurant, he left something and a note

Police sealed area and investigated but there was no bomb

Police told public there is no threat to safety, man is named as Sameer Pawa, 20

Unemployment rate drops to 3.8% in USA, lowest in 18 years as 2,23000 jobs added to market

Trump is taking credit for it and his America First policy, breaking protocol he announced figures before the official version

BC min wage june 1 increase, $12.65 cen/ hr; govt says over $15, john hogen, wage, june 2021 $15/hr

BC increases minimum wage from June 1 to $12.65/ hr; in June 2021 it will touch $15/hr

NDP leader John Hogan workers should get a fair share

EU says it will also levy tariffs on US, steel and goods

EU Commission calling it a protectionism wrong, and will fight trade barriers jointly

On the other hand, EU, Canada, and Mexico have vowed to fight back as well

Elections in Pak on July 25: Justice Nasirul Mulk takes oath as caretaker Pak PM at President House, Islamabad

He talked to press and said he wishes to hold elections in good environment

He also vowed to keep his cabinet small, names principal secretary

 Legal action against Musharraf: His id card, passport suspended for not appearing in front of court in March 8 treason case

Earlier his properties were attached, court sent him several notices but he did not appear in court

he is being charged for subverting constitution by declaring state of emergency in November 2007

Non-bailable arrest warrants issued for TV anchor Shahid Masood

He tried to get cricket rights for TV channel through fake documents

FIA asked Masood to cooperate but he did not so court summoned him

Pak SC declares Khawaja Asif’s disqualification for life null and void, allows him to contest elections

Modi at Shangri-La dialogue urges to enhance India-China trade, says border issues be resolved

Modi is on 3-day visit first landed in Malaysia, signed 8 MoUs with Singapore

Arbaaz Khan summoned by Thane police in IPL betting scam

Khan lost IRs2 cr, 80 lakhs and was receiving threats, police wants to know the truth

Karnataka: Congress and JD (S) agree on division of portforlios in the state

JD (S) to get 12 portfolio, some smaller ones will be given to Congress

Decision also made in 34 positions, announce to contest 2019 elections together also

IT Dept offering IRs50 lakh to IRs5 cr to those who give information on benami properties

Dept assures full confidentiality of informer for all reward schemes, called Income Tax Informants Reward Scheme

Farmers 10-day protest commences, prices of vegetables and other things affected

This is the 1st day of protests in 7 states – Haryana, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh J&K, Punjab

In Punjab farmers threw fruits and vegetable on roads, in some places milk also

Vegetable, milk supply drops by 40-50%; farmers demand implementation of MS Swaminathan Committee, loan waiver

They say if demands not met, protests will spread in country, a Bharat band is being called on June 10 

Rajnath Singh says govt taking farmer protest seriously and assistance will be announced soon

Congress leader Kamalnath claims govt is not doing anything to resolve deadlock

In Maharashtra 35,000 farmers walked 180km saying govt not listening to their demands

Centre removes GST from langar, Punjab leadership has been demanding for a long time

The centre govt had said all other temples will also ask similar concession

Harsimrat Kaur and Sukhbir Badal held press conference in Delhi, thanked Modi, called decision historic

They said Akaliis for a long time were lobbying for it, Channel Y talked to leaders

 SGPC and other Punjab organisations have also thanked Modi

June 1-10 farmers protest: Navjot Sidhu visited village Patto in Fatehgarh Sahib, purchased milk, vegetables from a farmer

He talked to famers, assured to resolve their issues and get them relief

Six ex CMs were still residing in govt bunglows, SC ordered them to vacate premises

Notices were sent to Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Kalyan Singh, Mayawati, Rajnath Singh and Akhilesh Yadav

They were using VVIPs estates and their facilities even after being removed from their posts

2nd Test: Pakistan 174 all out; England starts innings; Pak lead series 1-0

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