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Canada says it will impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports

Aug. 7, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s deputy prime minister said Friday that the country plans to impose $3.6 billion Canadian (US$2.69 billion) tariffs on U.S. imports in response to President Donald Trump saying the U.S. is reinstating a 10% import tax on Canadian aluminum. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich tosses his bat as he walks back to the dugout after striking out looking against Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Robbie Erlin during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

LEADING OFF: Yelich, Springer slumping, Blue Jays wandering

Jul. 31, 2020 2:35 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: SLOW STARTS Two-time defending NL batting champion Christian Yelich has a long way to go if he wants a three-peat. The Milwaukee star is 1 for 27 to start the season, an .037 average that’s worst among qualified hitters. Yelich also has struck out...

A translator works in their booth as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears as a witness via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The committee is looking into Government Spending, WE Charity, and the Canada Student Service Grant. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Trudeau says he didn't offer charity preferential treatment

Jul. 30, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday he did not intervene to make sure a charity his family did paid work for would win a government contract. Trudeau has apologized and said again that he should have recused himself from a Cabinet decision to award a contract to administer...

Canadian government announces public inquiry after 22 killed

Jul. 28, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government announced Tuesday it will conduct a full public inquiry into a mass shooting in April that killed 22 people in Nova Scotia. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said the government is responding to calls from families, survivors, advocates and Nova Scotia members of...

Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. races home to score on a sacrifice fly by Rowdy Tellez off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 24, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Biggio HR, Blue Jays begin 2020 odyssey by beating Rays 6-4

Jul. 24, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Cavan Biggio hit a three-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays began their still-in-progress odyssey by topping the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 Friday night in a season opener. Earlier in the day, the Blue Jays announced they will play the majority of their home games at the stadium of...

The Toronto Blue Jays will play their 2020 home games at Sahlen Field, their Triple-A affiliate, the team announced, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Buffalo N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Blue Jays to play in Buffalo minor league park amid pandemic

Jul. 24, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The displaced Toronto Blue Jays will play in a minor league ballpark in Buffalo, New York, this year after being turned down by the Canadian government and blocked from playing in Pittsburgh by the state of Pennsylvania. The Blue Jays' home for the season will be Sahlen Field, where the...

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Shun Yamaguchi delivers during the fourth inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Baltimore talks about hosting Blue Jays; how about Hartford?

Jul. 23, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles and the state of Maryland have had talks about the team sharing Oriole Park at Camden Yards with the displaced Toronto Blue Jays amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Blue Jays are looking for a major league park after the Canadian government declined to allow them to...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2017, file photo, Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers greet migrants as they enter into Canada at an unofficial border crossing at the end of Roxham Road in Champlain, N.Y. A Canadian court on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, invalidated the country's Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States. Under the agreement, immigrants who want to seek asylum in Canada at ground ports of entry from the United States are returned to the U.S. and told to seek asylum there. But if they request asylum on Canadian soil at a location other than an official crossing, the process is allowed to go forward. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Canadian court invalidates asylum agreement with the US

Jul. 22, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

A Canadian court Wednesday invalidated the country’s Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States, ruling elements of the law violate Canadian constitutional guarantees of life, liberty and security. But Federal Court Justice Ann Marie McDonald delayed the implementation of her decision for six...

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Anthony Bass throws during an intrasquad baseball game, Friday, July 10, 2020 in Toronto. (Carlos Osorio/The Canadian Press via AP)

Blue Jays pitcher says team is looking for major league park

Jul. 19, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays' front office is working to find a major league ballpark for the team to use this year after Canada's government barred Toronto from playing in its home stadium amid the coronavirus pandemic, pitcher Anthony Bass said Sunday. Canada denied the Blue Jays' request to play at...

Photographers cover the game in an empty stadium during fourth-inning intrasquad baseball game action in Toronto, Friday, July 17, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

No Canada: Blue Jays barred from playing games in Toronto

Jul. 18, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays won't play their home games in Toronto this year because Canada's government doesn't think it's safe for players to travel back and forth from the United States, one of the countries hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said Saturday the...