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Big drop in asylum seekers illegally crossing into Canada in September Monday, 16 Oct 2017

TORONTO (Reuters) - The number of asylum seekers walking across the U.S. border into Canada illegally dropped by more than two-thirds in September from August, government data showed on Monday, as officials seek to dispel myths around the country's refugee system.  Full Article

 
Under pressure over tax reform, Canada cuts small business tax Monday, 16 Oct 2017 

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada will cut the small businesses tax rate, the federal government said on Monday, as it tried to combat the criticism it has faced over tax reforms proposed earlier this year that targeted wealthy individuals and family businesses.  Full Article  

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Afghan Taliban deny former hostage's claims of murder, rape Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Taliban spokesman denied on Sunday accusations by a Canadian man that one of his children had been murdered and his wife raped while they were being held captive by militants who kidnapped them in Afghanistan in 2012.  Full Article