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August 11, 2018 1:36 AM Ex-Blue Jays pitcher Esteban Loaiza pleads guilty to drug charges

Loaiza attorney, Janice Deaton, declined to speak with reporters after leaving the courthouse. The hurler played for several professional teams between 1995 and 2008, including the Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. He had a 21-9 record with the White Sox in 2003 and started in the All-Star 10

July 30, 2018 1:01 AM Canada to join Mexico, Japan, South Korea, EU in Geneva to talk auto tariffs

OTTAWA—Canada will join Mexico and other European and Asian auto-producing countries this week to plot strategy ahead of the potential imposition of tariffs on vehicles and auto parts exported to the United States. Japan and the European Union organized the meeting for Tuesday in Geneva, where vice and deputy ministers from Canada, the EU, Japan and South 14

July 29, 2018 12:40 AM Parry Sound, Ont., community coming together as wildfire burns nearby

Community members are coming together in Parry Sound, Ont., as a persistent nearby wildfire approaches a major highway. The blaze, known as Parry Sound 33, sprang up on July 18. Ontario firefighters have been fighting it with the help of their counterparts from other provinces, as well as the United States and Mexico. Matthew Derouin, who runs a Sobeys 14

July 27, 2018 1:17 PM GM faces fiscal, political conundrums as it assesses plants

Dziczek thinks GM will take the final choice, converting car plants to trucks and SUVs, especially if the Trump administration slaps 25-per-cent tariffs on imported vehicles. GM, which imports some of its profit-rich pickup trucks from Silao, Mexico, and SUVs from China, would be hard-pressed to absorb the tariff cost. So in order to say competitive 15

July 25, 2018 7:04 PM Republican congressman accuses Canada of ‘economic terrorism’

WASHINGTON — A Republican congressman says Canada has committed “economic terrorism” by imposing tariffs on U.S. agricultural products. “We knew that Europe, China, Canada and Mexico would go after American ag. That’s how they try to take us down. This is, I think, economic terrorism in a way,” Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy said on Fox News on Wednesday 15

July 21, 2018 1:36 PM Wildfire threat prompts evacuations in northeastern Ontario

The fire known as Parry Sound 33 more than quadrupled in size Friday to about 19 square kilometres, prompting the ministry to recommend the mandatory evacuations of the Key Harbour area and the municipality of Killarney south of the French River Provincial Park. The Ministry also said in a release issued late Friday night that dense smoke from the fires 11

July 20, 2018 10:54 PM Toyota may halt U.S. imports of some models due to Trump’s tariffs

CHICAGO—Toyota Motor Corp. may stop importing some models into the U.S. if President Donald Trump raises vehicle tariffs, while other cars and trucks in showrooms will get more expensive, according to the automaker’s North American chief. The Japanese carmaker is busy analyzing scenarios about how tariff schemes could affect each of its car and truck 12

July 20, 2018 6:47 PM Trudeau affirms importance of NAFTA amid rumbling of U.S.-Mexico deal

However, U.S. President Donald Trump and his Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue both said earlier this week that a deal with Mexico could come first, before one with Canada is struck. Ildefonso Guajardo, Mexico’s economy secretary, told a radio station this week that he will be in Washington next Thursday to resume NAFTA talks with U.S. officials 12

July 17, 2018 11:11 PM John Herdman outlines Canada’s 2026 World Cup game plan

“Those four matches give us an opportunity to really start assessing the players,” said Herdman. “It’s not a given that you’re going to qualify for the Gold Cup. Every game is critical to our success in achieving a World Cup qualification berth.” Herdman sees this as an opportunity to engage fans and help draw in top tier players that hold dual citizenship 10

July 16, 2018 3:03 PM Trump administration files World Trade Organization complaint against Canada’s retaliatory tariffs

Trump imposed the 25 per cent steel tariff and 10 per cent aluminum tariff under a controversial “national security” provision of U.S. trade law. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said it is absurd and insulting to use such a provision against Canada, a close military ally. Trump has scoffed at Trudeau’s arguments. Administration officials have argued 10