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Forestry industry pushes back on Trump blaming fires on Canadian lumber imports

Canada's forestry industry is pushing back against comments by U.S. President Trump that lumber imports are partially to blame for intense forest fires in California.

Trump said a at cabinet meeting Thursday that the U.S. should harvest fallen trees from the forest floor, which he says are making fires worse, rather than import wood when "Canada is charging us a lot of money to bring their timber down into our country."

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Annual inflation rate jumped to 3.0% in July, highest reading since 2011

OTTAWA - Canada's annual inflation rate in July hit its highest level in nearly seven years as gasoline prices and the cost of air transportation pushed prices higher.

Statistics Canada said Friday the consumer price index for last month was up 3.0 per cent on a year-over-year basis, compared with a 2.5 per cent increase in June.

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Current Miss America: Leadership bullied, silenced me

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson.

In a letter sent Friday to former Miss Americas, Cara Mund says she decided to speak out despite the risk of punishment.

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DavidsTea shareholder demands answers on Segal's leadership, CEO search

MONTREAL - A major DavidsTea shareholder says the founder's takeover of the board of directors at the beverage company will cause it to continue to lose good employees and fall far behind its potential.

TDM Growth Partners, which holds 12 per cent of the company's shares, sent a letter to three independent directors giving them five days to respond to questions about adverse developments since Herschel Segal replaced the board at the June annual general meeting.

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