Global Markets: Former PM says Trump marks decline of American empire

By Commodity News Service

Oct. 10 (CNS Canada) — The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– Former Prime Minister Jean Chretien calls U.S. President Donald Trump “unspeakable” in his new book and says his rise to the presidency signals the “true end of the American Empire”. Chretien, who retired from politics in 2003, has published a new book of anecdotes called “My Stories, My Times.”

– About 100 people from the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation near Prince George, B.C., are allowed to return home today following a natural gas explosion. The fireball from the explosion on an Enbridge natural gas pipeline about 15 kilometers northeast of Prince George could be seen from kilometres away. There were no injuries and no damage other than the pipeline. It is not yet clear what caused the explosion.

– Hurricane Michael appears about to become the strongest hurricane to hit the Florida panhandle in recorded history today. Authorities warned those who had remained in the path of the storm that it was time to “hunker down”. Michael was bringing winds of 225 km-h, heavy rain and a sea water surge of up to four metres.

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