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Canada G7 presidency to focus on women, gender equality: Trudeau Thursday, 14 Dec 2017

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has made gender equality a priority, on Thursday said empowering women would be one of the main themes when Canada takes over the presidency of the Group of Seven next year.  Full Article

 
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Conservative leader in Canada's Alberta seeks to enter legislature Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The Conservative leader in Canada's oil-rich Alberta, Jason Kenney, ran in a special election on Thursday to obtain a seat in the legislature that could lay the groundwork for his efforts to challenge the ruling party in the 2019 provincial polls.  Full Article  

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Bank of Canada's Poloz boosts expectations for hike in first quarter Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada is increasingly confident the economy will need less stimulus over time, Governor Stephen Poloz said on Thursday in an end-of-year speech that boosted the Canadian dollar and raised expectations of another rate hike early in 2018.  Full Article  

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Canada G7 presidency to focus on women, gender equality: Trudeau Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has made gender equality a priority, on Thursday said empowering women would be one of the main themes when Canada takes over the presidency of the Group of Seven next year.  Full Article  

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Uber investor departs venture firm amid harassment claims Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley investor Shervin Pishevar, known for his early bet on Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], said on Thursday that he would sever ties with his venture capital company, Sherpa Capital, after being accused of sexual misconduct.  Full Article