A new poll suggests most Canadians don’t want to follow a path similar to the U-S, but the appeal of a “Canada First” approach remains. Ekos and The Canadian Press surveyed nearly five-thousand Canadians by phone between September 15th and October 1st .More than 60 per cent of respondents said they don’t want a “Canada First” foreign policy, similar to U-S President Donald Trump’s “America First” rallying cry. But the data also suggest more than a fifth of Canadians think the country should be more isolated — a marked increase over recent years.
Canada’s two most recent prime ministers may cross paths this week in Washington. Former political adversaries Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper will both be in the U-S capital to discuss trade ahead of the resumption of NAFTA talks. Trudeau leaves today for D-C, where he’ll first make a stop at a dinner celebrating female entrepreneurs. He’ll sit down with U-S President Donald Trump and congressional lawmakers tomorrow, while Harper attends a panel event just blocks away.
The family of a teenager who killed herself in the remote community of Attawapiskat, Ontario, two years ago say little has changed there since the tragic incident. The suicide of 13-year-old Sheridan Hookimaw brought international media coverage and sparked a crisis in the Indigenous community on the shores of James Bay. Now her family is calling for a coroner’s inquest to explore the systemic factors behind Sheridan’s death. They say other young people in the community are at risk, and an inquest could help bring about change.