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OPINION: Canada Rail Distruptions and the Need for Reconciliation

The local problem, which has sparked all this conflict, is a dispute over who represents aboriginal Canadians. Band councils running legally constituted reserves – highly autonomous local government units – within the traditional territory of the Wet’suwet’en people in northern British Columbia have signed off on a gas pipleline being built in the area, but their reserves are a tiny patchwork of territories that cover a small fraction of the region.…

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MASTERCARD PROGRAMME FINANCES INDIGENOUS HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING SYSTEM MEETING LOCAL PRIORITIES

AN INNOVATIVE support programme funded by the Mastercard Foundation is seeking to boost participation of indigenous Canadian youth in higher education, which has historically been low compared to the general population.

The foundation, which funds education and financial services for underprivileged communities worldwide, is hoping that systems established in Vancouver Island University, on Canada’s Pacific coast, and Yukon College, in the far north-west, will help guide the development of follow-up projects.…

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NEW FINANCIAL SERVICES PLAYERS OFFERED GROWING SUITE OF THIRD PARTY AML/CFT COMPLIANCE SOLUTIONS

New smaller banks competing with established players and other payment service providers (PSPs) are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their use of fintech to addressing anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) financial crime compliance.

David Carlisle, an associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, told Money Laundering Bulletin that anecdotal evidence suggests that these so-called ‘challenger’ banks and PSPs are increasingly using third-party fintech suppliers to help them address know your customer (KYC) requirements, transaction monitoring, record-keeping and suspicious activity reporting.…

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RETALIATORY DUTIES ON USA DRINKS EXPORTS CHALLENGED AT WTO

THE WORLD Trade Organisation (WTO) Disputes Settlement Body (DSB) has approved establishing disputes settlement panels ruling on whether retaliatory duties imposed by the European Union (EU), Canada, China, and Mexico on US drinks exports, imposed in response to America’s controversial steel and aluminium tariffs, break WTO rules.…

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RETALIATORY DUTIES ON USA DRINKS EXPORTS CHALLENGED AT WTO

THE WORLD Trade Organisation (WTO) Disputes Settlement Body (DSB) has approved establishing disputes settlement panels ruling on whether retaliatory duties imposed by the European Union (EU), Canada, China, and Mexico on US drinks exports, imposed in response to America’s controversial steel and aluminium tariffs, break WTO rules.…

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RETALIATORY DUTIES ON USA MEAT EXPORTS CHALLENGED AT WTO

THE WORLD Trade Organisation (WTO) Disputes Settlement Body (DSB) has agreed to establish disputes settlement panels to rule on whether retaliatory duties imposed by Canada, China, and Mexico on US meat exports, imposed in response to America’s controversial steel and aluminium tariffs, break WTO rules.…

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GLOBAL SHIFT TOWARDS BLOCKING ANIMAL TESTING ON COSMETICS CONTINUES TO ROLL FORWARD

MPs in Canada have returned to their House of Commons after the traditional summer break, when they are expected to vote on a draft law, the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, that would ban the testing of cosmetics and their ingredients on annals in Canada and block the sale of personal care products that have been assessed using such techniques.…

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CANADA’S CANNABIS LEGALISATION OFFERS INVESTMENT GAINS FOR TOBACCO INDUSTRY, AND LEAF PRODUCTION COOPERATION

FACED with ever tightening restrictions on production, marketing and distribution, the tobacco sector is keeping a close eye on how the legalisation in Canada of another largely smoked product – cannabis – rolls out. On October 17, 2018, the consumption and cultivation of cannabis in Canada will become legal, making it the first G7 country to legalise recreational cannabis nationwide.…

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CANADA ALUMINIUM SECTOR HOPES NEW NAFTA DEAL WILL LEAD TO END OF USA SECTION 232 TARIFFS

THE PRESIDENT and CEO of the Aluminum Association of Canada has said he hopes the agreement yesterday (September 30) of a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will lead to a swift resolution of the dispute over 10% American tariffs imposed from June 1.…

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NEW NORTH AMERICAN TRADE DEAL WILL BOOST USA POULTRY PRODUCERS’ ACCESS TO CANADIAN MARKETS

AMERICAN poultry exporters will gain improved access to Canadian markets under the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which was announced late Sunday night. (September 30). The deal has created new duty-free quotas for US chicken and turkey producers, chipping away at the Canadian tariff protection which underpins its supply management system.…

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