12 Feb 2021

As Huawei Talks Stall, Detention of Two Canadians in China Drags On

Two Canadian nationals apprehended in Beijing have remained there for two years, former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor. The two Canadians have been at the center of a high-stakes standoff between Canada, the US, and China. The men have been accused of espionage and jailed for the duration

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04 Feb 2021

Canada declares the Proud Boys a terrorist group

Following the January 6th attacks on the US capitol, Canada has added the Proud Boys to their ongoing list of terrorist entities including groups like al-Qaeda, ISIS, and al-Shabab. This move comes as Public Safety Minister Bill Blair described the group’s ideology as, “violent,” and the “most significant threat to

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04 Feb 2021

Clearview Facial-Recognition Technology Ruled Illegal in Canada

This week, Canadian authorities ruled that the use of facial recognition technology from Clearview is prohibited due to violations of federal and provincial privacy laws. Clearview has received backlash from the security industry for its controversial practice of harvesting faceprints from the internet and selling them. The company could feel

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21 Dec 2020

Canada Authorizes Covid-19 Vaccine From Pfizer and BioNTech

Canada has become the third country to authorize the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. The country will begin to administer the vaccine to its most vulnerable citizens as early as next week. This may prove to be a difficult task due to the nature of Canada’s population sparsity as citizens

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03 Dec 2020

Canada, struggling to control a second wave of coronavirus infections, announces billions more in stimulus

The second wave of COVID-19 infections is occurring in Canada, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced more than $77 billion in stimulus for Canadian people and businesses. Trudeau acknowledged the effect of the pandemic on the economy and its recovery, offering aid to keep families financially stable and get

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03 Nov 2020

Suspect in medieval clothing killed 2 and injured 5 in Quebec City sword attack, police say

According to local law enforcement, a 24-year-old suspect residing in Montreal sporting medieval clothing and carrying a sword attacked residents on Halloween night. The attack left two dead and five others hospitalized. Thus far, law enforcement has not found any links between the suspect and terrorist organizations, however, the individuals’

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07 Aug 2020

Second Canadian Sent to China’s Death Row in as Many Days

China recently imposed the death penalty on another Canadian citizen over drug offenses, deepening the rift between Canada and China after Canada arrested a well-known Chinese tech executive. Ye Jianheu was sentenced to death on Friday by the Municipal Intermediate People’s Court in the city of Foshan after he was

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19 Jun 2020

China charges 2 Canadians with spying in Huawei-linked case

Today, two Canadians detained in China were charged with spying in a bid to step up pressure on Canada to drop the US’s extradition request for prominent Huawei employee who is currently serving house arrest in Vancouver. One of the Canadians, Michael Kovrig, was charged by china on suspicion of

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20 Apr 2020

16 killed in shooting rampage, deadliest in Canadian history

In the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, a gunman disguised as a police officer killed 16 people on a rampage that is now the deadliest attack of its kind in the country’s history. On Sunday, officials stated that the suspected shooter was dead after he shot people in their homes

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19 Mar 2020

US, Canada are closing shared border to nonessential travel

On Wednesday, Canada and the US agreed to temporarily shut down the border between the two countries to all nonessential travel in order to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The flow of trade will remain intact, but citizens of either country cannot cross the border for family visits

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