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International, Politics

Canadian officials met with detained Canadian in China

Canadian officials confirmed Friday that they were granted consular access to former Canadian diplomat detained in China on Monday on suspicion of “endangering national security.” “Today, Canada was granted consular access to Michael Kovrig,” a statement by Global Affairs Canada said.» 

International, Politics

Canada’s tourism minister cancels trip to China amid rising tensions

Canada’s tourism minister has cancelled a trip to China at the last minute amid growing tensions between the two countries. Melanie Joly’s office confirmed to Radio Canada International that China and Canada “mutually agreed” to postpone her planned trip that» 

International, Politics

What you need to know about Huawei, Meng Wanzhou and her possible extradition

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecom giant Huawei, in Canada following a U.S. extradition notice has triggered one of the worst political crises between Beijing and Ottawa. Meng, who was arrested in Vancouver earlier this» 

International, Politics

China cites ‘national security’ for detaining 2 Canadians

Chinese authorities had to take “compulsory measures” against two Canadian citizens suspected of “endangering national security,” China’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday. China-based social entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody on Monday, ministry spokesperson Lu Kang» 

Economy, Health, International

Levels are down on Canada’s sweet gift to the world

Maple syrup production down 22% Canada is by far the world’s biggest supplier of maple syrup, the all-natural sweet treat made from the sap of certain maple trees. The province of Quebec alone is the largest producer supplying about 72» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Tidal power Nova Scotia failure-Who pays?: Update

Damaged turbine to remain on seabed, who’s responsible for costs? The tides in Nova Scotia’s Minas Basin at the top of the Bay of Fundy, are among the most powerful in the world. In the end they proved too powerful» 

International, Politics

A second Canadian arrested in China as Canada-China spat heats up

It is now known that two Canadians working in China were both arrested on Monday. It was first announced that Michael Korvig who was working as an expert on Asian affairs for the International Crisis Group, had been detained, and» 

International, Politics

Ottawa lost contact with another Canadian in China, says Freeland

A second Canadian might have also been nabbed by Chinese authorities, Canadian officials said Wednesday as they confirmed that a Canadian diplomat on temporary leave to work for an international nongovernmental think-tank has been arrested in China. Global Affairs Canada» 

International, Society

Women’s fight for human rights highlighted in 2018

Amnesty International warns that this year “tough guy” leaders who push misogynistic, xenophobic and homophobic policies are jeopardizing freedoms and rights that were won long ago. On this the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Amnesty International» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada research: another step towards fighting cancer

Discovering how cancer cells communicate and spread Researchers in Montreal have found that cancers “communicate” with other cells. They discovered a mutation in a gene present in cancer patients with “glioblastoma”, an aggressive form of brain cancer. The gene can»