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Legault hints at opening the front door to asylum seekers

The premier of Quebec appears to be walking back comments he made last week that seemed to slam the door on allowing asylum seekers working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis to stay in the province by applying »

Economy, International, Society

British Columbia inquiry into money laundering- billion dollar ‘industry’

Earlier police investigations into money laundering suggested that in the west coast province, the practice was a multi-billion dollar operation, with estimates as high as $7 billion in 2018. Yesterday the public inquiry heard that Canada’s highly regulated banking system »

International, Politics

U.S. withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty ‘serious’ challenge for Canada: expert

Washington’s pending withdrawal from a confidence-building international treaty that permits member nations to conduct observation flights over each other’s territory is going to present Canada with a difficult strategic challenge, according to one Canadian defence expert. Rob Huebert, who teaches »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Canadian NATO soldiers in Latvia targeted by disinformation campaign

The NATO battle group in Latvia currently led by Canadians, has apparently been the victim of a disinformation campaign over COVID-19. Last month some media outlets in the Baltic and Eastern Europe suggested that the military encampment located outside Riga »

International, Society

Boeing’s financial woes touch down in Canada

Boeing’s vast financial difficulties have now made their way to Canada. On Friday afternoon, the company told employees at its Winnipeg plant it was cutting 400 jobs — a quarter of its 1,600-person workforce.  “Due to the impact of the »

International, Politics

Hong Kong protests resume over proposed Chinese security law

Two Canadian experts on new Chinese law China in a perhaps not too surprising move has proposed new national security laws to deal with protests in Hong Kong. The bill which was submitted on Thursday to the National People’s Congress »

International, Politics

Ruling on Huawei executive extradition expected next week

Amid all the concern over the COVID-19 crisis, one of the world’s major international diplomatic disputes involving Canada, the U.S. and China, has been pushed to the back pages so-to-speak. Huawei executive Meng Wanzou was detained on December 1, 2018 »

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

COVID-19: Open the Canada-U.S border? Most Canadians say, not yet

This week the Canadian government says restrictions on travel between the U.S and Canada will remain in place for another month in light of the coronavirus situation RCI: May 15/20: Canada-U.S border to remain closed for another month Non essential »

International, Society

Almost 40,000 Canadians trapped overseas are now home

Nearly 40,000 Canadians stranded overseas because of the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to be safely home by this weekend, following a long-running and massive government operation that began in March. They will have been repatriated from 100 countries around the »

Health, International

COVID-19: After recovery a positive test may not mean one is still infectious

People who have recovered from the SARS-CoV2 virus but who test positive weeks later are not infectious according to a study from S. Korea. The information comes from the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which studied 285 Covid-19 survivors. »