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Job numbers and aluminum tariff hits Canada: In The News for Aug. 7

Job numbers and aluminum tariff hits Canada: In The News for Aug. 7

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Aug. 7. What we are watching in Canada ...

More than 750 reports of Canadians receiving unrequested seeds: CFIA

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it has received reports from 750 people across the country regarding unrequested packages of seeds.
Canada's federal energy regulator names Indigenous advisory committee

Canada's federal energy regulator names Indigenous advisory committee

OTTAWA — Canada's energy regulator has named a new advisory committee that aims to change how it interacts with Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Aluminum tariffs an example of rising U.S. protectionism, trade expert says

Aluminum tariffs an example of rising U.S. protectionism, trade expert says

CALGARY — An international trade expert says Canada can expect more U.S. moves like the imposition of aluminum import tariffs as protectionism gains popularity in the United States ahead of the November presidential election.
A timeline of Trump's tariffs on Canadian steel, aluminum

A timeline of Trump's tariffs on Canadian steel, aluminum

Some key events in Canada-U.S. trade relations since 2018: Aug. 6, 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump announces plans to reimpose a 10-per-cent tariff on Canadian aluminum, saying "Canada was taking advantage of us, as usual.
Canada 'profoundly concerned' over China death sentence for citizen in drug case

Canada 'profoundly concerned' over China death sentence for citizen in drug case

OTTAWA — Canada is "profoundly concerned" about a Canadian citizen sentenced to death Thursday on drug charges in China, a spokesman for the federal government says.
Commons committee hears from charity watchdog group as WE hearings continue

Commons committee hears from charity watchdog group as WE hearings continue

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee examining the government's ill-fated deal with WE Charity probed deeper into the organization itself Thursday, but with partisan clashes over witnesses from a charity watchdog.
Oilers increase capacity for 50/50 raffle ahead of Game 4 against Blackhawks

Oilers increase capacity for 50/50 raffle ahead of Game 4 against Blackhawks

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation says its server provider has increased capacity for its online 50/50 raffle for Friday's hockey game.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 6

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 6

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:08 p.m. on Aug. 6, 2020: There are 118,561 confirmed cases in Canada.
Elections Canada recalculates, says voter turnout last fall higher than 2015

Elections Canada recalculates, says voter turnout last fall higher than 2015

OTTAWA — Elections Canada says voter turnout in last fall's federal election was actually slightly higher than the 2015 election. The independent agency initially reported a slight decline in turnout, to 67 per cent from 68.3 per cent in 2015.