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International, Politics

Iran to send black boxes of downed Ukrainian jet to France in July: UN agency

Iran will send the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger jet shot down by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in January to France to be deciphered next month, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said today. Fifty-five Canadian citizens and »

International, Politics

Families of victims of downed Ukrainian flight accuse ICAO of double standards

The families of those killed on Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 are expressing frustration over the UN aviation agency’s apparent inability to condemn the destruction of the passenger jet by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Fifty-five Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents »

Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Investigation into Cyclone crash focuses on aircraft systems and human factors

The investigation into the crash of a Canadian naval helicopter in the Mediterranean Sea that killed all six crew members on board is focusing on “aircraft systems and human factors,” the Canadian military announced Monday. The Royal Canadian Air Force »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Canadians take to the streets for anti-racism rallies

Sparked by the death of George Floyd last week in Minnesota, Canadians took to the streets this weekend to participate in anti-racism demonstrations across Canada — a country that Amnesty International said last year is fraught with racism. The demonstration »

Politics, Society

Ottawa vows ‘relentless pursuit of justice’ as world marks 100 days of PS752

Canadian officials are pledging to be “relentless” in their pursuit of justice for the victims and families of downed Flight 752 as they mark 100 days since the crash that killed all 176 people on board, including 55 Canadians. The »

International, Politics

Intelligence suggests Ukrainian airliner shot down by Iran, says Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says intelligence evidence suggests the Ukrainian passenger aircraft that crashed outside of Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board, including 63 Canadians, was shot down by an Iranian missile. “We have intelligence from multiple »

International, Society

Ottawa to seek answers in Iran plane crash that killed 63 Canadians

Canada will work with its international partners to ensure that a Ukrainian passenger plane crash in Iran that claimed the lives of 176 people, including 63 Canadians, is “thoroughly investigated, and that Canadians’ questions are answered,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau »

Society

Two-day bail hearing begins for alleged RCMP mole

A Canadian court will begin hearing arguments from prosecution and defence lawyers today over whether a senior intelligence official with Canada’s national police force accused of preparing to leak sensitive information should be released on bail. The Royal Canadian Mounted »

Society

Senior civilian RCMP employee charged under national secrets act

A senior civilian member of Canada’s national police force, which also deals with sensitive national security investigations, has been arrested and charged under the Security of Information Act, the Royal Mounted Canadian Police (RCMP) announced in a terse press release »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Boeing air crash: Why, and what happens now

Former safety inspector analysis With the second Boeing 737 Max 8 crash in months, questions are being raised about the plane’s safety.  Many countries have now grounded the model, but not Canada, at least not for the moment.  Eighteen Canadians »