Global Markets: U.S. midterm elections and Trump; it’s complicated

By Commodity News Service
Oct. 18 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news
moving markets in Canada and globally.
With mid-term elections in the United States three weeks
away on Nov. 6, President Donald Trump has made one thing clear.
If the Republican party loses control of Congress, either the
House of Representatives or the Senate, he says it won’t be
because of him. Those remarks come just weeks after Trump told
supporters that although he is not personally up for re-

election, they should treat it as though he was. “I’m not on the
ticket. But Congress is on the ticket and I try and tell my
people – that’s the same thing as me in a sense. That’s the same
thing, think of it as the same thing as me,'” Trump said in a
speech in the White House Rose Garden on Oct. 1.
Groups opposed to Canada’s legalization of cannabis are
drawing attention to the health risks associated with marijuana.
The groups called Members of Smart Approaches to Marijuana
Canada, Air We Share and Airspace Action on Smoking and Health
staged rally on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery
yesterday. They called legalized cannabis a “dark day for
Canada.”
Trump is standing by his ally Saudi Arabia over the
disappearance of a Saudi journalist and has asked for evidence.
Turkish officials say they have an audio recording that
indicates Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate
in Istanbul. Saudi Arabia has denied the allegations. U.S.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is currently in Turkey and is
expected to meet with Trump later today.

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