4th of July Bash Toned Down This Year

As Americans mark Independence Day with fireworks, parades and barbecues, the annual Fourth of July party at the U-S ambassador’s residence in Ottawa expects a smaller-than-usual crowd. Many guests have decided to boycott the event this year, citing trade tensions and various concerns about the Trump White House. In past years, the popular event had about four-thousand people on the guest list, but this year’s list has been trimmed to about one-thousand. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson is among those who sent his regrets, saying he’s unhappy about the “constant attacks on our country.” Federal N-D-P Leader Jagmeet Singh is also skipping the party in a show of protest against U-S policies on trade and immigration. (The Canadian Press)

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