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GM fight heads to Detroit; Ford looks to boost healthcare, bring down budget in 2019

Unifor boss travels to Detroit to fight for Oshawa plant

Unifor’s President is meeting with GM officials today to negotiate the future of Oshawa’s plant.
There are no details on who Jerry Dias will be meeting with in Detroit, but the union boss will making an announcement in Windsor this afternoon following the face-to-face. GM recently announced the plant would be closed by the end of this year.

Doug Ford looks to better healthcare and deficit cuts this year

Doug Ford says he wants to focus on bringing world-class healthcare to Ontario.
In a letter obtained by the Toronto Star, the premier said working with Health Minister Christine Elliot he’ll ensure the province gets the funding necessary to bring healthcare to a higher standard. Ford also warned the province can’t continue to let the over $14 billion deficit fester, saying his government is already taking steps to restore fiscal discipline.

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Flu strain putting more kids in hospital this season

Nearly twice as many kids are heading to hospital with the flu compared to last year.
Canadian health officials report the H1N1 strain this year is hitting children hard as it becomes the dominant strain at the peak of this flu season. However, the Public Health Agency of Canada says the H1N1 strain is less likely to spread to vaccinated Canadians.

Steel and aluminum tariffs likely not to be lifted anytime soon: reports

A discussion about tariffs between Trudeau and Trump likely isn’t leading to action.
The two leaders reportedly talked about next steps on steel and aluminum tariffs on Monday, but reports suggest there are no plans to lift the trade sanctions anytime soon. Despite the tariffs continuing to hang over Canada, Trudeau inked his approval on the new USMCA trade deal late last year.

Trump to address nation over billion-dollar wall 

In a new play to get his wall built Donald Trump will be addressing the nation.
The US President is holding a public announcement tonight to discuss what he’s referring to as a national security crisis on the Mexican border. Trump has hinted a few times he may try to use the national security card to side step the Democrats and get his billion-dollar wall built.

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