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Global Markets: New government takes reins in B.C.

By Commodity News Service Canada

WINNIPEG, July 19 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– Stronger security measures on flights entering the United States begin today. Air Canada and WestJet are advising passengers to the U.S. to arrive two hours before their flights. The added security requires screening of all electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets. As well, smartphones have to be accessible and have cases removed.

– Currently, 155 wildfires are burning in British Columbia, 27 are considered fires of note and 15 are considered threatening to communities. The firefighting effort has cost B.C. C$98.4 million so far and has burned 327,000 hectares, about three-quarters the size of Prince Edward Island.

– British Columbia residents have a new government this morning for the first time in 16 years. NDP Premier John Horgan and his cabinet were sworn in yesterday. The government is formed from an NDP/Green party coalition.

– United States President Donald Trump has invited all Republican senators to a White House lunch today in attempts to find some way of salvaging the failed bill on health-care reform and reportedly was asking to delay the Senate vote on the bill, scheduled for later today, until early next week.

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