By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Business and political leaders are increasing the pressure on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to agree on a deal to renew NAFTA and drop his insistence that no deal is better than a bad deal. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will hold fresh talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Washington on Wednesday as a U.S.-imposed deadline of Oct. 1 looms. The two sides are far apart in some areas and Trudeau says his Liberal government will walk away if necessary. Signs are growing that hitherto solid domestic support for Ottawa's stance is fraying amid fears of the potential economic damage. The United States takes 75 percent of Canada's goods exports and President Donald Trump is threatening to impose tariffs on autos. Freeland defended Ottawa's stance on Tuesday, saying "any negotiator who goes into a negotiation believing that he or she must get a deal at any price ... (will) be … [Read more...] about Canada’s Trudeau under growing pressure to get NAFTA deal done
KNOXVILLE — Air Canada. That's the nickname that's attached itself to Tennessee sophomore wide receiver Josh Palmer, and it's certainly fitting given both his Canadian roots and his 24.7 yards per catch through the Volunteers' first three games. But that's far from the only reason for the Big Orange Nation to warmly embrace the Brampton, Ontario, native. Merely consider his jersey number. A year ago, Palmer wore No. 5, the same number he's listed as wearing in the 2018 media guide. But when the Vols take the field against the Florida Gators, senior defensive lineman Kyle Phillips will be wearing No. 5, same as he has all season, and Palmer will wear No. 84. Why? Said Palmer on Monday during the Vols' weekly media event: "Kyle's a senior. He's a captain. So he deserves number 5." Sometimes little things mean a lot, and sometimes they don't. But that sort of selflessness is at least one sign that regardless of what's happening on the field, good or bad, the chemistry in the locker … [Read more...] about Wiedmer: Can Vols fly Air Canada to victory against Gators?
Viet Nam News OTTAWA — During the first Vietnamese Culture Week held in Canada between September 11 and 17, a Day of Vietnamese Films was held in Ottawa and Montreal. Addressing the opening of the day in Ottawa, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyễn Ngọc Thiện confirmed that in the past ten years, Vietnamese cinema scored huge advancements in both quality and quantity of movies, which had been welcomed by domestic audiences. “In addition to films featuring contemporary life, love and desire, many films reflect the history and cultural traditions of the country,” he said. In cinema, the minister said the two countries had kicked off some measures to promote co-operation. “Việt Nam has attended the Toronto International Film Festival since 1993 and the ASEAN Film Festival in 2017 in Ottawa,” he said. Cinema experts from Canada also joined the jury for the Hà Nội International Film Festival in 2010. At the … [Read more...] about Vietnam Film Day held in Canada
By The Canadian Press Mon., Sept. 17, 2018 ANTIBES, FRANCE—Nirra Fields had a game-high 12 points as Canada’s women’s basketball team capped a three-game exhibition series in France with a 75-56 win over Senegal on Monday. Miranda Ayim added 10 points and eight rebounds for Canada, which finished 1-2 in its exhibition tuneup series in advance of the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Tenerife, Spain. Read more: Canadians get physical in exhibition hoops loss to U.S. No quit in Canadian coach Lisa Thomaidis’ playbook Article Continued Below Canadians retool for basketball qualifier minus NBA star power Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe also had 10 points for Canada, while Miah-Marie Langlois had eight points and a game-high seven assists. “Overall I think it was a good tournament to prepare us to go into the World Cup,” Ayim said. “We faced very good opponents, each with a different challenge for us. We saw a lot … [Read more...] about Canada beats Senegal 75-56 in Women’s Basketball World Cup tuneup
Graham Rapier, provided by Published 7:58 am CDT, Monday, September 17, 2018 Coca-Cola soda bottle sit on a delivery truck in Mexico City, Mexico, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007. Coca-Cola Co., the world's largest soft-drink maker, said fourth-quarter profit climbed more than analysts estimated on higher sales of soda in Asia and Latin America and Vitaminwater in the U.S. Photographer: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg News less Coca-Cola soda bottle sit on a delivery truck in Mexico City, Mexico, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007. Coca-Cola Co., the world's largest soft-drink maker, said fourth-quarter profit climbed more than analysts ... more Photo: SUSANA GONZALEZ / BLOOMBERG NEWS SALT LAKE CITY, UT - FEBRUARY 10: A bottle of Diet Coke is pulled for a quality control test at a Coco-Cola bottling plant on February 10, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Current Coke president James Quincey will become CEO on May 1. (Photo by … [Read more...] about Coca-Cola is ‘closely watching’ the cannabis space — and is reportedly eyeing a deal with one of Canada’s biggest producers (KO)