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Armenian premier steps down, manoeuvring for early election

YEREVAN, Armenia -- Armenia's prime minister has stepped down, a political manoeuvre aimed at forcing an early election.
Nikol Pashinian, who took office in May after spearheading weeks of protests that forced the resignation of his predecessor, has pushed for an early parliamentary election this fall in a bid to unseat foes who maintain a majority.
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No chance Congress will vote on USMCA this year, Mitch McConnell says

The free trade deal between Canada, the United States and Mexico that leaders from all three countries agreed to in principle recently is a ways away from becoming law, as the man in charge of the U.S.
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New trade deal between Canada, U.S. and Mexico won't be ratified this year

The free trade deal between Canada, the United States and Mexico that leaders from all three countries agreed to in principle recently is a ways away from becoming law, as the man in charge of the U.S.
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Housing stress test disproportionately harms young homebuyers: mortgage industry

A recently toughened stress test is making it more difficult for young people and newcomers to the country to buy homes, Canadian mortgage industry leaders say.
The stress test requirement came into effect in January.
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Haunted house actors suspended over simulated rapes

AKRON, Ohio - Complaints from visitors about being pushed onto a mattress where actors simulated raping them at an "edgy" haunted house in northeast Ohio has led to the suspension of the actors involved.
Akron Fright Fest owner Jeremy Caudill says he was "shocked and appalled" when he learned Monday what had happened over the weekend at his haunted house in Summit County's Springfield Township.
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Transport Canada taking a 'fresh look' at issue of seatbelts on school buses

Transport Canada will investigate whether seatbelts are necessary on school buses after a hidden report — recently made public — revealed buses failed the department's own safety tests.
"I have instructed my department to take an in-depth look at the question of seatbelts in buses — a fresh look based on all of the evidence that has been collected since all the way back to 1984," said Transport Minister Marc Garneau in the House of Commons on Monday.
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Small plane crash near Ottawa narrowly misses home, pilot in serious condition

OTTAWA - A pilot is in serious condition with a head injury in hospital this morning after his plane crashed west of Ottawa during the morning rush hour.
Emergency calls came in around 8:30 a.m.
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Bombardier on track to hit business jet delivery targets, meeting expectations

MONTREAL -- Bombardier Inc. announced Tuesday it is on track to meet its target for business aircraft deliveries for the year, as a lengthening order backlog points to growing demand for long-range planes.
In the third quarter, the Montreal-based company delivered 31 business jets, bringing the total to 96 so far in 2018, in line with analyst expectations.
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Uber IPO could put company value at $120B, report says

Uber may put forth an initial public offering early next year that values the ride-hailing business at as much as $120 billion US, according to a media report.
The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday that Uber Technologies Inc.
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Cancelling cap and trade will result in $3 billion is lost revenue: FAO

TORONTO -- Ontario's fiscal watchdog says the Progressive Conservative government's decision to end the cap-and-trade system will result in the loss of $3 billion in revenue over the next four fiscal years.
The Financial Accountability Office says in a report released today that the loss of revenue is greater than the savings achieved by cutting spending associated with the program, and will worsen Ontario's budget position.
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Liberals move to end solitary confinement of federal prisoners

The Liberal government is moving to end the use of solitary confinement of federal prisoners.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale tabled legislation Tuesday to establish penitentiary units, called Structured Intervention Units (SIU), that will house inmates separately while still giving them access to rehabilitation, mental health care and other programs.
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Postal services ready for looming wave of legal cannabis deliveries

TORONTO -- Legal cannabis is set to usher in a wave of high-value, age-restricted parcels in the mail system, and delivery companies say they're ready.
The test of the system will come as Ontario relies entirely on the postal system for deliveries when pot is legalized on Wednesday while other provinces expect to see a fair portion of sales from online.
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