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international-bridgeBRIDGE TRAFFIC DIPS SLIGHTLY

International bridge traffic dipped 2.8% last month to 154,819 one way crossing in August 2016 compared to 156,413 in August of 2015.

Crossing between the two Sault’s have fallen every month since December 2013.

A total of 964,125 vehicles have crossed the bridge this year so far.That’s down 11.5% compared to 1,088,575 from January to August 2015.

Stéphane_DionDION EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE $25M to U.N.-LED MEDIATION EFFORTS

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion is expected to announce today that Canada will commit $25 million to UN-led conflict mediation, negotiation and reconstruction efforts. On Tuesday, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s office confirmed Colombia is one of the options being considered as the government decides where to deploy upwards of 600 peacekeepers.

 

bill gatesBILL GATES COMMENDS CANADA’S APPROACH TO IMMIGRATION

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says Canada’s open approach to immigration and its willingness to welcome tens of thousands of Syrian refugees is an “enlightened” move that will benefit the country’s business sector. Gates told a Vancouver conference that Canada has “certainly more enlightened immigration policies than most countries have, which is a real asset.”

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jason kennyTORY MP JASON KENNEY TWEETS RESIGNATION LETTER

Calgary Conservative Jason Kenney is officially stepping down as an MP this week. He tweeted a photo of his resignation letter, dated yesterday, to Speaker Geoff Regan, in which he says he is vacating his Calgary Midnapore seat effective Friday. Kenney announced in July that he was running for leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta.

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