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International, Politics

Canada warns travelers of risk of ‘arbitrary detention’ in China’s Xinjiang

The federal government is warning Canadians with “familial or ethnic ties” to China’s Xinjiang region that they “may be at risk of arbitrary detention” when travelling there. The warning comes in an update to travel advice for Canadians visiting China »

International, Society

Despite  ‘unspeakable tragedies,’ human rights defender draws hope

Alex Neve has seen first-hand the effects of mass atrocities in Darfur, South Sudan and the Rohingya crisis, but he has also seen incredible courage and persistence of people who have stood against injustice. Neve just retired as secretary general »

Health, International

Canada gets 1st batch of COVID-19 vaccines through vaccine-sharing initiative

Canada has received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the global vaccine-sharing initiative known as COVAX, federal officials announced Thursday. Speaking to reporters at a technical briefing in Ottawa, Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, the military commander leading Canada’s national vaccine »

International, Politics

Ukraine requests more Canadian military trainers, help with NATO membership

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a phone call on Tuesday to consider expanding Canada’s military training mission in Ukraine and increasing the number of Canadian soldiers in the country, the president’s office said. Zelenskiy also »

International

Canada shows merchandise trade surplus for second straight month

Canada posted a merchandise trade surplus for a second straight month in February, the first time that’s happened since 2016, according to data released today by Statistics Canada. The data show Canada ran a merchandise trade surplus of $1.04 billion »

International

After a terrific run in Miami, Andreescu comes up short against Barty in final

After missing the better part of the last year and a half–playing just briefly in Australia this winter–after suffering a severe injury at the WTA finals in in Shenzhen, China in October, 2019, when she badly injured her left knee, »

Health, International, Society

Many older adults in Ontario are going all in on COVID misinformation: study

New research by the Ontario Medical Association suggests that about six per cent of Ontario residents are spreading misinformation about COVID-19 and most of them are between the ages of 55 and 64. Men (52%) and women (48%) in that »

International, Politics

Canada to welcome more Yazidi refugees and other survivors of ISIS

The federal government is planning to resettle in Canada hundreds of additional Yazidi refugees and other survivors of the Islamic State reign of terror in Northern Iraq in an effort to help reunite refugees with surviving members of their extended »

International, Politics

Canada extends anti-ISIS mission, funds projects in Iraq and Syria

The Liberal government is extending the Canadian military mission to assist in the fight against the remnants of ISIS by another year and is pledging to commit $43.6 million to stabilization programs in Iraq and Syria, federal officials announced Tuesday. »

International, Society

Steve Nash wins another honour: election to the FIBA Hall of Fame

Steve Nash, considered by most lovers of the game to be the greatest Canadian basketball player ever, has won another honour. He’s been elected to the International Basketball Federation Hall of Fame. Known by its French acronym, FIBA is an »