Three stories in the news for Monday, June 11
TRUMP ADVISERS ACCUSE TRUDEAU OF BETRAYAL
A generation after Richard Nixon called Justin Trudeau’s father an “asshole,” Donald Trump’s administration broke new ground in American political trash talk Sunday when a presidential adviser said there’s a “special place in hell” for Canada’s current prime minister. The insult came in one of two blistering attacks by Trump’s top aides for what they saw as Trudeau’s betrayal of the president at the end of the weekend’s G7 summit.
TRUMP ATTACKS PUT FOCUS ON SUPPLY MANAGEMENT
Donald Trump has upped the ante on Canada’s supply-managed dairy system, warning the country will face repercussions unless it’s dismantled. Supply management applies to three main segments of the farming industry: dairy, eggs and poultry. Critics, including some in Canada, say the system poses a barrier to the completion of free-trade deals with other countries, with the government having to give up on other areas in order to protect the dairy industry.
FEDS TO UNVEIL CHANGES TO HOMELESSNESS PROGRAM
Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos will unveil changes to the Homelessness Partnering Strategy today and the rules governing $2.1 billion in program funds that will be spent over the next decade. The Homelessness Partnering Strategy is the key vehicle through which federal money flows to cities for funding local efforts to help people get off the streets. Ottawa is expected to take an outcomes-based approach to the fund by providing money in exchange for results.
ALSO IN THE NEWS
— Cannabis industry leaders from around the world gather in Saint John, New Brunswick for the first-ever World Cannabis Congress.
— Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball makes a mining announcement in St. John’s.
— Starbucks closes its Canadian outlets for the afternoon to conduct anti-bias training.
— Commons health committee hears witnesses on Canada’s Food Guide.
— Alberta will update how it’s helping ensure communities across the province are prepared for and protected against flooding.
— Inquest in Burnaby, B.C. into the September 2008 death of 37-year-old Lisa Dudley.