Financial Post

Economy loses 2,200 job in June after record first half of 2019

An economy which added 247,500 jobs since January took a breather in June. Economists had predicted a gain of about 10,000 jobs and instead saw unemployment tick up to 5.5 per cent, up from 5.4 percent.

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Financial Post

Economy loses 2,200 job in June after record first half of 2019

An economy which added 247,500 jobs since January took a breather in June. Economists had predicted a gain of about 10,000 jobs and instead saw unemployment tick up to 5.5 per cent, up from 5.4 percent.

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Expect the Conservatives to jump all over this June jobs figure as a result of the 'job-killing' Carbon Tax. They will see it as opportune messsaging now that the pre-campaign period has begun and MP summer bqq's are in full swing.

Globe and Mail

Trump spoke to Xi about Canadian detainees. Rules-based approach is working - Trudeau

The Sino-Canadian relationship continues to become more intense as their diplomatic channels appear to hollow each and every day.

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Speaking to reporters in Montreal where Prime Minister Trudeau annouced $1.3 billion in federal funding for a subway extension, the messaging was ramped up from the previous day. The PM confirmed President Trump raised the issue of the two Canadians being held in China.


This was a direct response to Chinese officials who cautioned the Canadian government not to be 'naive' in believing their so-called ally, the Americans, would resolve their diplomatic dispute. The situation continues to deteriorate and at this point US intervention is one of the few options Trudeau and his team can resort to.

Reuters

Trudeau 'confident' Trump discussed Canadian detainees with Xi

After the Canadian PM publicly expressed he felt reassured the Americans had brought up the issue at the G20 last weekend, China warned Canada on Wednesday morning not to be naive in believing their U.S. ally could resolve the thorny relations between Ottawa and Beijing.

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Last week's G20 Summit in Osaka saw Prime Minister Trudeau keeping a close watch to see whether President Trump would live up to his promise when he said he would do everything in his power to resolve the messy diplomatic dispute that has plagued Chinese-Canadian relations for the last seven months. When asked whether he knew if Trump indeed did bring up the issue of Canadian detainees Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor with President Xi, Trudeau said he was confident the US President had. The CBC confirmed late Wednesday afternoon Trump and Xi discussed the matter but no further details were announced.

This marks the first confirmed incident President Trump has weighed in on the detentions of the former Canadian diplomat and businsessman. There are many who feel the United States got Canada involved when they asked for the arrest of Meng Wanzhou and as such should be putting their heavy diplomatic fingers on the scale as a gesture to their northern neighbour. The Chinese are well aware of the October election and have no problem dragging this issue out so long as they get their way and Canada releases the Huawei exec.

Toronto Star

The unofficial start of the October election

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Friday, July 5th

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On the day which marks the start of the 107th Calgary Stampede, three earthquakes were recorded off the coast of British Columbia.  The U.S. Geological Survey and Earthquakes Canada reported the tremors early this morning Pacific Time, adding that no damages or injuries have occurred.

In other news, after a historic first half in terms of Canadian job gains, Statistics Canada said on Friday the economy lost 2,220 jobs in June. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister returns back to Ottawa after making a $1.3 billion announcement on the Montreal subway extension. Plus, Andrew Scheer hits Trudeau hard on how he's handling the tense China file.

Stay tuned tomorrow for our "Weekend Reading List" so that you're up to date on all things #elxn43 related.

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