Canada dairy farmers say Europe trade deal payout falls short

By Rod Nickel

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – The Canadian government said on Thursday that it would spend C$350 million ($259.88 million) to help its dairy sector compete against increased European imports allowed under a free trade deal, but the amount falls short of farmers’ expectations.

The money includes C$250 million over five years to help farmers update equipment, and C$100 million over four years to help dairy processors modernize operations, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay said in a statement.

Dairy Farmers of Canada, an influential lobby group, said the money only partially addresses “damage” that Canada’s free trade deal with the European Union will inflict.

Under the deal, European dairies would receive tariff-free access for an additional 17,700 tonnes of cheese, representing 2 percent of Canadian milk production, according to Dairy Farmers of Canada.

The previous Conservative government had promised C$4.3 billion over 15 years to compensate dairy, poultry and egg farmers, but that pledge …
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Canada dairy farmers unhappy with Europe trade deal payout

(Corrects currency exchange to $259.88 million from $473
million in first paragraph)By Rod Nickel Nov 10 The Canadian
government said on Thursday that it would spend C$350 million
($259.88 million) to help its dairy sector compete against
increased European imports allowed under a free trade deal, but
the amount falls short of farmers’ expectations.The money includes C$250 million over five years to help
farmers update equipment, and C$100 million over four years to
help dairy processors modernize operations, Agriculture Minister
Lawrence MacAulay said in a statement.

Dairy Farmers of Canada, an influential lobby group, said
the money only partially addresses “damage” that Canada’s free
trade deal with European Union will inflict.Under Canada’s free trade deal with the European Union,
European dairies would receive tariff-free access for an
additional 17,700 tonnes of cheese, representing 2 percent of
Canadian milk production, according to Dairy Farmers of Canada.

The previous Conservative government, defeated last year by

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Canadians ready for US influx

At almost 9,000 km long, the Canadian-American border has become the fault line for Trump anxiety. While Donald Trump has spoken about building a wall between the US and Mexico to keep immigrants out, it is Americans who may be trying to flee.During this election’s vicious campaign cycle, the idea of Americans heading to Canada became a political statement. Celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Bryan Cranston, and Lena Dunham have threatened to move north of the border to escape a Trump presidency. When that possibility edged closer to a reality late Tuesday night, the Canadian government’s Citizenship and Immigration website crashed …
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Canada PM says to stick to carbon price plan despite Trump win

By David Ljunggren

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday indicated he would stick to plans for a national price on carbon despite the U.S. election win of Donald Trump, who opposes measures to fight climate change.

If Trump walks away from international agreements to cut greenhouse gases, the carbon price could add to Canadian firms’ costs and make them less competitive, according to critics.

Trudeau, who took power a year ago promising to do more to protect the environment, said last month that carbon pollution would cost C$10 a tonne in 2018, rising by C$10 a …
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Canadian singer Leonard Cohen dies aged 82

Canadian singer Leonard Cohen has died aged 82, according to a statement on his official Facebook page.”It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the announcement said.”We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.”There were no details about the cause of Cohen’s death. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date, the announcement said.The Montreal-born singer’s hits included Suzanne and I’m Your Man and he released his 14th album, You Want It Darker, just last month.He was inducted into …
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Trump foes vow to secede or flee to Canada

Americans unable or unwilling to reconcile themselves to a Trump presidency are getting creative as they search for an escape.Gaining steam on the left coast is the California secession movement, known as CalExit, which began trending nationally on Twitter as election momentum shifted Tuesday to Republican Donald Trump.Other Trump foes are weighing that old Democratic standby — moving to Canada. And then there’s the Change.org petition launched Thursday urging Electoral College voters to defy their state outcomes and cast their ballots for Democrat Hillary Clinton.For the truly desperate, the White House “We the People” website already …
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CanadaAverage Canadian $21,686 in debt … not including mortgage

Nov 10, 2016, Last Updated: 1:19 PM ET

The average Canadian now owes $21,686 – and that doesn’t include mortgage.
That’s up from $21,195 in the same quarter last year, according to credit monitoring agency TransUnion.
We’re also getting worse at paying back our dues. “Serious delinquency” rates stood at 2.70%, up from 2.62% a year ago. The rising trends was led by Alberta and Saskatchewan, where the job market has been hit hard by the low price of oil in recent months.
The authors of the report released Thursday are especially concerned that if interest rates go up, even by 1%, as many as …
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Canada in shock

America’s neighbours to the north fear how trade and diplomacy will fare in a Trump presidency. At the Democrats Abroad watch party in downtown Toronto, the faces were glum. Eric Mintz, a statistician, realised earlier than some that pollsters missed the significance of Donald Trump support, and that the Republican looked likely to clinch the win. He described the atmosphere as “slowly descending into gloom”. “It’s an extinction moment – he’s an extinction candidate,” Mr Mintz said, saying he feared that America as it exists now will come to an end. “I think he’s extraordinarily dangerous in policy and personality.” …
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Some Americans look to Canada, NZ as Trump surges to victory

By Jeffrey Hodgson and Charlotte Greenfield

TORONTO/WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Canada’s main immigration website remained down on Wednesday and New Zealand reported increased traffic to its website for residency visas from U.S. nationals as Donald Trump surged to victory in the U.S. presidential election.

Americans have often vowed to leave the country if their chosen candidate doesn’t win the election, but this time around some are actually preparing to do so after Trump stunningly won the Nov. 8 election.

A spokeswoman for Canada’s immigration department said the website crashed “as a result of a significant increase in the volume …
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How to move to Canada from the United States

After a tense and at times fraught presidential race, polls have closed and a picture of the election results is beginning to emerge. Early results suggest Donald Trump is likely to beat Hillary Clinton.

The Republican candidate, who was once seen as an unlikely outsider in the election, has won the swing state of Florida – a crucial state for taking overall victory.

However, some disillusioned US citizens are not waiting around for the full results and are already taking to social media for advice on how to quit the country altogether and move to Canada.

Wow, Google searches for “move to Canada” from the US have soared the last four hours. #ElectionNight #Elections2016 pic.twitter.com/8b0q880YYb
— Lily Leung (@LilyLeung) November 9, 2016

Can I just move to Canada already? XD #ElectionNight
— JasonautTheOtaku (@JasonautTOtaku) November 9, 2016

RIP America, it was great knowing you. Time to move to Canada
— Gavin Becker (@ …
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