Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Justin Trudeau signals Canadian TPP approval amid European trade delays
“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave his strongest indication yet that he will ratify the Trans Pacific Partnership, as Canada’s free-trade deal with the European Union faces collapse.
The 12-nation Pacific Rim deal was reached during the Canadian election campaign last year, weeks before Trudeau took power, and he has neither formally endorsed nor rejected it as his government consults on the accord. Speaking Tuesday, however, he signaled Canada was unlikely to reject a deal that includes the U.S., Japan and Mexico.”
+1: Trudeau was heckled at a young worker’s conference in Ottawa.
2. The dark heart of Canadian mining
“Tallying the human cost of gold in one of the most remote places on Earth.”
3. What really drives Donald Trump
“The intense ambitions and undisciplined behaviors of Mr. Trump have confounded even those close to him, especially as his presidential campaign comes to a tumultuous end, and he confronts the possibility of the most stinging defeat of his life. But in the more than five hours of conversations — the last extensive biographical interviews Mr. Trump granted before running for president — a powerful driving force emerges: his deep-seated fear of public embarrassment.”
4. Shoppers Drug Mart wants to become Shoppers Drug Mart
“Canada’s largest pharmacy chain has formally applied to be a distributor of medical marijuana.
“‘We have applied to be a licensed producer strictly for the purposes of distributing medical marijuana,’ Shoppers Drug Mart spokeswoman Tammy Smitham told CBC News in an email Tuesday. We have no intention of producing medical marijuana, but we do want the ability to dispense medical marijuana to our patients in conjunction with counselling from a pharmacist.'”
5. The rise of dating-app fatigue
“Services like Tinder and Hinge are no longer shiny new toys, and some users are starting to find them more frustrating than fun.”