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Ottawa is hitting back after U.S. president Donald Trump announced a new 10 per cent tariff on Canadian aluminum. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said, “Canada will respond swiftly and strongly." That’s expected to include $3.6 billion in punitive counter-measures. "The United States has taken the absurd decision to harm its own people at a time when its economy is suffering its deepest crisis since the Great Depression," she said.
Canada added more than 400,000 new jobs in July, according to StatsCan data. That means the country has recouped more than half of the jobs lost to the pandemic since March. The unemployment rate is 10.9 per cent, down from 12.3 per cent in June.
However, the recovery has not been equal for everyone. South Asian, Arab, and Black workers had seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates of 17 per cent or more, with rates even higher for women. The rate for those who do not identify as either a visible minority or Indigenous is 9.3 per cent.
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Field producer Jeyan Jeganathan speaks with model and disability advocate Rachel Romu about accessibility in the fashion industry — and the new pandemic-related stresses that people living with disabilities face.
Daniel Dodge seemingly had it all: love, money, and his whole life ahead of him. Fate had other plans. Steve Paikin tells the tragic story an American auto-manufacturing heir's death in northeastern Ontario.
By the end of 2021, a new facility in London is set to start producing 9,000 tonnes of the insects a year — another sign that the province is increasingly crazy for crickets. Reporter Diane Peters examines the future of Ontario’s bug-based economy.
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Saturday, 7 p.m. — National Geographic: Tut’s Treasures
Howard Carter's 1922 discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb made headlines around the world, but many of the pharaoh's priceless goods disappeared into museum basements and archives across Egypt. Now, all 5,398 objects are reunited at the new Grand Egyptian Museum.
Sunday, 8 p.m.— Royal Recipes: Diplomatic Relations
Michael Buerk and chef Paul Ainsworth showcase food served at royal banquets. Ainsworth cooks a dish inspired by the state visit of former U.S. president Barack Obama and prepares drop scones from a recipe sent by the Queen to Dwight Eisenhower in the 1960s. Historian Matt Green learns the art of setting a banquet table and discovers how to sit and chat without breaking protocol.