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Trump folds advisory councils as departures mount

The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:21PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, August 16, 2017 2:25PM EDT

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Canada’s goals for ‘progressive’ NAFTA include labour and environmental standards, gender equality

Sounding optimistic, but warning that negotiations could be difficult, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland used a series of appearances on Monday to explain that Canada will seek to modernize North America’s 23-year-old trade deal to update its labour standards, ease cross-border movements of professionals, cut red tape and open up government procurement.

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Trump rips Merck CEO for leaving jobs council in wake of Charlottesville response

President Trump on Monday ripped the CEO of pharmaceutical firm Merck after he announced he is resigning from a White House jobs council, apparently in protest over the administration’s response to the deadly Charlottesville violence.

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