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The New Democrats say the Liberals’ federal budget doesn’t do enough to ensure equal pay for men and women. On Tuesday, Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef responded saying the NDP report contains “inaccuracies and omissions.”

 

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says as of Oct. 11, permanent residents can apply for citizenship after three years in Canada instead of the existing four-year requirement.

Ontario is establishing an opioid emergency task force to provide advice on how to combat the growing overdose crisis. The province’s health minister says his government has the opportunity to save lives every day.

Police have laid charges including attempted murder against 30-year-old Abdulahi Hasan Sharif after Saturday’s attacks on a police officer and pedestrians in Edmonton. The RCMP said on Monday no terrorism charges have been laid.

Edmonton police say an attack on an officer outside a football game and a high-speed chase of a cube van that left four people injured are being investigated as acts of terrorism. Edmonton's police chief says one person is in custody.

Therapy dogs are being used to help ease tensions and lift spirits at a St. John’s, N.L., jail. Inmate Brandon Phillips is facing trial on a charge of first-degree murder and says the dogs could help with his rehabilitation.

Stephen Poloz says youth unemployment and underployment is the issue that troubles him “most personally.” The Bank of Canada governor says it’s been a “tough go” for many young people in the recovery from the financial crisis.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says it’s key to have a chapter on the environment in the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement. McKenna says Canada wants to maintain the “right to regulate” resources such as drinking water.

As NAFTA talks entered their third round in Ottawa on Monday, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is calling the process “very accelerated.” U.S. chief negotiator John Melle said talks are moving at “warp speed.”

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney, one of the architects of NAFTA, met Friday with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland on the renegotiations of the trade deal. Mulroney said NAFTA creates millions of jobs in the U.S.     

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