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    DETROIT (AP) — Ford plans to start making its F-Series Super Duty pickups at a plant in Ontario, Canada beginning in 2026 in order to keep up with customer demand for the vehicle.

    Ford Motor Co. also makes the Super Duty pickups at plants in Kentucky and Ohio, which are operating at full capacity.

    Unlocking Super Duty volume will also support businesses and tradespeople who rely on these trucks and first responders who serve their communities.”

    The investment preserves about 1,800 jobs in Oakville, plus Ford will add 150 workers at a Windsor, Ontario, engine plant and about 70 positions at some U.S. component factories.

    Ford’s statement said commercial customers have placed a high number of orders for Super Duty trucks since the company recently launched a new model.

    The old plan to build an electric SUV with three rows of seats delayed production at the plant “for a period that was too long, too disruptive, and too harmful to accept,” Unifor National President Lana Payne said in a statement.


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    Federal Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan is resigning from cabinet, CBC News has learned.

    The Newfoundland and Labrador MP is planning to stay on as a member of Parliament until the next federal election but won’t seek re-election, the sources added.

    He has been in cabinet since 2017 and has also held the natural resources, Indigenous services and veterans affairs portfolios.

    Before entering politics, O’Regan was a host of the CTV morning show Canada AM and a national correspondent for the network.

    Sources told CBC News the meeting is expected to be quick and virtual, and focus on clearing up unfilled appointments.

    The cabinet meeting is the first since the Liberals’ surprising byelection loss to the Conservatives in Toronto-St. Paul’s, a riding that previously had been a stronghold for the party.


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    During the three days the premiers met for the annual Council of the Federation conference in Halifax, they described tensions in their relationship with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government.

    As the meetings wrapped up Wednesday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford took aim at the federal government’s billion-dollar national school food program, which promises to deliver meals to an additional 400,000 children per year.

    Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston, the chair of this year’s conference, said Ottawa’s approach to the federation “risks pitting provinces and territories, really Canadians, against one another.”

    They floated several areas where they want to see the federal government play a bigger role, including infrastructure spending, Arctic security and immigration supports.

    After years of criticism from allies — most notably the United States — the Liberal government announced last week that it hopes to meet NATO’s military investment commitment of two per cent of alliance members’ gross domestic product by 2032.

    Kinew urged Trudeau to reach that target in four years to alleviate concerns south of the border ahead of a presidential election that could return former president Donald Trump to the White House.


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    The Department of National Defence is actively considering whether to retire some older ships, planes and other items of equipment that have become difficult and costly to maintain — including the aircraft belonging to the iconic Snowbird demonstration squadron.

    The navy has made a case publicly for replacing its four Victoria-class submarines and the Liberal government announced during the recent NATO Summit in Washington that it would proceed with the program.

    He added he believes the staffing crisis within the military is making the situation worse by leaving the CAF with fewer technicians to keep older aircraft and ships running.

    A study by the defence department’s director of major service delivery procurement warned at the time that the aircraft’s life expectancy would run to 2010 but could be extended for another decade if absolutely necessary.

    A DND report from the fall of 2014 cleared the fleet as “technically airworthy” but noted “significant concerns, including some caused by financial restraints.”

    I just want to get them a better plane," said Blair, adding that he’s asked the commander of the air force about the feasibility of using “existing fighter jets” to maintain an aerial demonstration team, as other allies do.


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    New text messages unearthed by Conservative MPs on the Commons ethics committee show Employment Minister Randy Boissonnault’s former business partner Stephen Anderson citing the name “Randy” in multiple text messages — a year after he claims he stopped working with the minister.

    Anderson told Global News that there was a second Randy who was the head of GHI’s logistics — a claim he admitted was a lie during Wednesday’s committee hearing.

    Speaking to reporters after the committee hearing, Green said Anderson is “a person who has had trouble telling the truth in the past.”

    He said Anderson’s claim that all references to “Randy” were caused by autocorrect “just doesn’t make sense for anybody who has even a passing knowledge of technology.”

    Recently, Canada’s ethics commissioner said he would not be pursuing an investigation into whether Boissonnault’s business dealings contravened the Conflict of Interest Act, following a review of the minister’s phone and text records.

    “I no longer have concerns that you may have contravened your obligations under the Act and will take no further action at this time,” says the June 25 letter from Ethics Commissioner Konrad von Finckenstein to Boissonnault.


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    Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew is urging the federal government to speed up its plan to reach NATO’s spending benchmark in order to save the Canada-U.S. trade relationship ahead of potentially shifting sands south of the border.

    After years of criticism from allies — most notably the United States — the Liberal government announced last week that it hopes to meet NATO’s military investment commitment of two per cent of alliance members’ gross domestic product by 2032.

    Speaking on the last day of the premiers’ annual summer meeting, Kinew said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should reach two per cent spending in four years.

    Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston, chair of this year’s meetings, said Tuesday the provinces are working to maintain that relationship, no matter who wins, given the U.S. buys about three-quarters of Canada’s exports.

    In May, a group of U.S. senators from both major parties sent a letter to Trudeau urging the Liberal government to boost defence spending to the NATO target.

    Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has said he won’t commit to meeting the two per cent NATO defence spending target if he becomes prime minister.


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    A second Trump term — which, according to most polls, is the likely scenario — could be a turbulent one for Canada, with talk of a renewed trade war and a sustained push to make allies spend a lot more on defence or risk losing U.S. military support.

    Vance — a self-described “hillbilly” who grew up in a white working-class Ohio family with roots in neighbouring Kentucky’s coal country — and Jivani, the Black son of a single mother from a Toronto suburb, were classmates at Yale Law School.

    After the book’s success, Vance formed Our Ohio Renewal, a charitable organization focused on economic and social revitalization, and tapped Jivani to run its day-to-day operations — a testament to their continuing closeness years after their time at Yale.

    While he’s the product of a prestigious law school with past work experience as a venture capitalist in San Francisco, Vance accused “elites” of ignoring people outside big, wealthy cities.

    In his interview with Jivani, Vance said corporate behemoths like Apple and Google develop products in North America only to offshore manufacturing to cheaper jurisdictions like China — depriving workers on this continent of good jobs that can sustain a middle-class family.

    Vance has since endorsed Trump’s proposal to impose tariffs as high as 10 per cent on all U.S. trading partners as part of a bid to spur companies to make more products in places like Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan.


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    Applications opened Wednesday for two streams in the federal government’s new $30-billion public transit fund, even though the money won’t start flowing for another two years, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

    “We’re stepping up with the kind of predictable, long-term transit funding that means our partners, like the City of Toronto and (Mayor) Olivia Chow, can plan for not just the next couple of years, but for the next decade and beyond,” Trudeau said.

    That plan includes eliminating mandatory minimum parking requirements for new construction and allowing high-density housing projects near transit.

    The money isn’t set to flow for until 2026 but applications have opened for the baseline funding and the metro agreements to allow cities to start planning.

    Housing Minister Sean Fraser said Wednesday it’s important to build public infrastructure to withstand the impact of severe weather events.

    Parts of the city saw a month’s worth of rain in a single day, beating the previous record set in 1941.


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    Canada’s only Avro Lancaster in flying condition is landing in Winnipeg, where there is a deep connection to an aircraft considered one of the famous Allied bombers of the Second World War.

    Unable to free his friend, tail gunner Pat Brophy, and with his parachute and clothing on fire, Mynarski reluctantly gave up and jumped.

    The Mynarski Memorial Lancaster, owned and operated by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, was originally built at Victory Aircraft in Malton, Ont., in 1945.

    On June 12, 1944, a week after D-Day, Mynarski was the mid-upper gunner of a Lancaster aircraft on a mission to attack a target at Cambrai, France.

    Brophy, who survived the crash when the turret broke open and pitched him out, later recounted the story of his friend’s heroism, and how Mynarski said, ‘Good night, sir,’ as he saluted.

    The memorial Avro Lancaster is painted the colours of the aircraft from that mission, and branded with the same number, KB726, in honour of Mynarski.


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    Price growth accelerated for some types of food, like fresh vegetables, dairy and non-alcoholic drinks.

    These inflation numbers are the last to be released before the Bank of Canada decides whether to change its key interest rate on July 24.

    “The inflation data for June gave the Bank of Canada what it needed in order to cut interest rates at next week’s meeting,” said CIBC economist Katherine Judge in an emailed statement.

    In June, the central bank made its first rate cut since March 2020, lowering it to 4.75 per cent.

    It will take some time to see lower mortgage interest costs after rate cuts, Judge said in an interview.

    Interest rate cuts could also help relieve pressure on rent price growth, Judge said.


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    A northern Manitoba father says his family still doesn’t have any answers to why or how his daughter died in RCMP custody last year.

    The investigation into Janine Walker’s death remains open, but Vernon Highway says he hasn’t even seen her autopsy report.

    Janine Walker was 23 when she was detained by RCMP in Chemawawin Cree Nation, about 400 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, in March last year.

    “I was stunned,” said Vernon Highway, Janine’s father, about how he felt when he learned his daughter was dead.

    Highway thought maybe he had to sign some papers, but instead he walked into an interview room and sat in front of two RCMP officers who told him his daughter was gone.

    “It really bothers me every day, not knowing what happened to her, and I vowed and promised her kids that I will get them answers,” Highway said.


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    Gun charges fell apart last month when a judge found Toronto police officers used excessive force during a raid, questioned a man “in a vulnerable position” and were “misleading” to try to cover it up.

    As a result, the judge ruled evidence of illegal firearms and ammunition couldn’t be used in court, and 27-year-old Toronto rapper Omary Bent was acquitted of the charges.

    “This apparent willingness to advance a narrative that suits a specific purpose at a particular time … lead[s] to the inescapable conclusion that he tailored his testimony to justify his use of force,” Nishikawa said in her ruling.

    In 2011, Xiouris was involved in a drug and gun case where a judge found police were reluctant to disclose meeting before writing their notes, which are supposed to be based on officers’ individual memories at the time.

    In an email, Toronto police spokesperson Stephanie Sayer said there are internal processes to identify cases with “negative judicial findings” and its professional standards branch investigates misconduct allegations.

    Witnesses, including officers, don’t get the right to present evidence or stay for the whole trial, among other things, said Jon Reid, president of the Toronto Police Association, in an email.


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    Gun charges fell apart last month when a judge found Toronto police officers used excessive force during a raid, questioned a man “in a vulnerable position” and were “misleading” to try to cover it up.

    As a result, the judge ruled evidence of illegal firearms and ammunition couldn’t be used in court, and 27-year-old Toronto rapper Omary Bent was acquitted of the charges.

    “This apparent willingness to advance a narrative that suits a specific purpose at a particular time … lead[s] to the inescapable conclusion that he tailored his testimony to justify his use of force,” Nishikawa said in her ruling.

    In 2011, Xiouris was involved in a drug and gun case where a judge found police were reluctant to disclose meeting before writing their notes, which are supposed to be based on officers’ individual memories at the time.

    In an email, Toronto police spokesperson Stephanie Sayer said there are internal processes to identify cases with “negative judicial findings” and its professional standards branch investigates misconduct allegations.

    Witnesses, including officers, don’t get the right to present evidence or stay for the whole trial, among other things, said Jon Reid, president of the Toronto Police Association, in an email.


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    The truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash has applied to have his permanent resident status returned.

    The Immigration and Refugee Board issued a deportation order in May for Jaskirat Singh Sidhu and his permanent resident status was revoked.

    In 2018, while living in Calgary, the rookie truck driver barrelled through a stop sign and into the path of the junior hockey team’s bus at a rural intersection near Tisdale, Sask.

    Calgary MP George Chahal is also asking federal politicians to block the deportation, saying Sidhu has served his time for the tragic accident.

    Former federal Conservative leader Erin O’Toole tweeted in December that Sidhu’s deportation will not heal those hurt by the crash.

    “I have long believed that he deserved to be granted [permanent residency] on compassionate grounds and I say that respectful of the families who will forever grieve,” O’Toole said.


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    Indigenous leaders had a candid meeting with Canada’s premiers on Monday in Halifax, where they addressed a strained relationship and pushed for more inclusion.

    The council’s chair, Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston, selected health care as the topic of discussion for a scheduled two-and-a-half-hour luncheon meeting.

    The conversation ended up lasting three hours, with Indigenous leaders confronting the premiers over tensions in the relationship and calling for more involvement.

    Although the leaders didn’t receive any firm commitments, Métis National Council president Cassidy Caron said there was a sense that the premiers understand their position better now.

    But complications between the federal and provincial governments over Métis health care remain despite three memorandums of understanding that her organization signed with Ottawa —  and have since expired — to advance discussions on the issue.

    Obed said he wants to work with the premiers on sorting out jurisdiction issues since more Inuit than ever before now live in urban centres, particularly in Ontario and Alberta.


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    B.C., however, had delayed some aspects of the federal single-use plastics regulations, saying that producers and businesses needed more time to adapt.

    As of July 15, single-use plastic takeout containers and glasses will no longer be distributed in B.C.

    Businesses will also not be selling products such as cup instant noodles and eggs in cartons that are made of single-use plastic or Styrofoam.

    As of Dec. 20, 2023, the province banned single-use plastic cutlery, and wooden forks and knives were only available on request.

    Both those regulations were pushed back in order to allow businesses time to adapt, according to the province’s environment minister.

    “The support for introducing bans and greater recycling in British Columbia was overwhelming, between 80 and 90 per cent,” George Heyman said in December, referring to a public consultation the province launched regarding banning single-use plastics.


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    Alberta Premier Danielle Smith — who once told former Fox News personality Tucker Carlson she wished he would put a federal cabinet minister in his “crosshairs” — called on “progressive” politicians to temper their language Monday after former U.S. president Donald Trump survived an assassination attempt.

    Speaking to reporters as premiers gather in Halifax for the annual Council of the Federation, Smith said she’s concerned about the language sometimes used to describe Canadian conservatives.

    Smith and Guilbeault have been at odds over the federal government’s climate policies, which the premier has said are far too restrictive and are punishing Albertans who rely on fossil fuels.

    Speaking to a Toronto radio show on Monday, Poilievre, who has been accused of contributing to the deterioration of political decorum in Ottawa, said he doesn’t plan on changing his tone following the shooting.

    Pierson asked Poilievre about a tweet he sent out in the aftermath of the shooting condemning the attack and adding that he was “happy that the suspected shooter is dead” — which raised some ire online.

    Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc has said top security officials in Canada have assured him they have increased their vigilance following the attack on Trump.


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    The mayor of Merritt, B.C., has sent the province a bill for more than $100,000 over the repeated closure of the emergency room at the Nicola Valley Hospital.

    Emergency Health Services paramedics have to transport someone to neighbouring Kamloops for care, that takes them out of the community for at least two hours, according to Goetz.

    That means Merritt firefighters, the majority of whom are on-call volunteers, have to cover any medical calls.

    In an invoice shared with CBC News, printed on City of Merritt letterhead, a cost breakdown of $103,831.87 is presented to Premier David Eby.

    Those costs include $1,132.06 for medical oxygen, naloxone and other life-saving materials, $55,125 for responding to 497 incidents in 2023 and $43,062.34 for emergency room closures, which are listed as having a unit price of about $1,800.

    government announced in May it would earmark $155.7 million to encourage health-care staff to work in rural communities.


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    Lyme disease is the most familiar — and by far the most common — but there’s growing concern about lesser-known threats as well, from various bacterial infections, to the rare Powassan virus that claimed Harris’s life earlier this year.

    “We are seeing a lot more victims, especially in those high-tick areas, specifically if you’re looking at Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia,” said Heather Coatsworth, one of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) top tick experts, in an interview with CBC News.

    As for Powassan — named after the Ontario town where it was first discovered in a young boy who died of his illness back in 1958 — infections remain rare and localized to certain regions, Coatsworth noted.

    New U.S. surveillance data, published in the journal Clinical Microbiology and Infection in June, also shows a four-fold spike in the number of American cases, partially thanks to the broader spread of the black-legged ticks that carry both Powassan and Lyme.

    “Climate change is the main driver,” Coatsworth said, noting that the increased range of ticks means these various health threats are now appearing in more animal species and urban, downtown areas.

    Ottawa-area resident Mary Raths considers herself lucky for getting a prompt anaplasmosis diagnosis and treatment when she fell ill with a headache, nausea, and fever, not long after a camping trip in 2021.


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    The Alberta government is aiming to soften new rules against greenwashing that led Canadian oil and gas groups to scrub their websites of climate pledges or add disclaimers.

    Amendments to the Competition Act that became law last month under Bill C-59 require companies to be able to prove environmental claims made to promote a product or business interest.

    Pathways Alliance, which represents Canada’s six largest oilsands companies, removed all content from its website and social media feeds last month, citing uncertainty over the new anti-greenwashing rules.

    “Any clarity the Competition Bureau can provide through specific guidance may help direct our communications approach in the future,” the group’s president Kendall Dilling said in a statement to CBC News.

    The Pathways Alliance website detailing the project and the group’s broader aims has been taken offline, except for a statement saying the recent amendments have created “significant uncertainty for Canadian companies that want to communicate publicly about the work they are doing to improve their environmental performance, including to address climate change.”

    Matt Hulse, a lawyer at the environmental law group Ecojustice, said he was surprised the amendments led to such a quick response from Alberta and the fossil fuel industry.


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