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Meng Wanzhou claims security detail placing her at risk of contracting COVID-19

Meng Wanzhou launched a bid to loosen her bail restrictions Monday in a B.C. Supreme Court hearing that gave an inside glimpse into the Huawei executive’s privileged pandemic lifestyle under 24-hour surveillance, as she awaits extradition proceedings. The 48-year-old — who has survived thyroid cancer and has hypertension — claims the changing roster of security guards […]

Armed Forces commanders signal hard line against racism and sexual violence in the ranks

Both the incoming and outgoing commanders of the Royal Canadian Navy today delivered some of their most forceful public condemnations of racism and sexual violence in the ranks — an apparent signal the military’s campaign against misconduct has entered a new phase. The remarks were delivered in tandem by Vice-Admiral Art McDonald — who becomes the country’s […]

RCMP union calls for clear guidelines on when body cameras can be turned off

The union representing more than 19,000 Mounties is seeking clearer guidelines on when body-worn cameras can be turned off — and tougher penalties for those who make false accusations against officers. “We believe that body-worn cameras will contribute to a greater level of context, transparency and accountability for both police and citizens,” said National Police Federation president Brian Sauvé in […]

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday

The latest: More public health restrictions are expected to be announced in Ontario today after the province releases new COVID-19 modelling projections that the premier had said would make people “fall off [their] chairs.” Sources have told CBC News the modelling, which will be detailed at an 11:30 a.m. ET briefing, projects Ontario’s intensive care units will be filled beyond […]

Digital privacy law is being updated for the first time in decades, and it’s imperative we get it right

This column is an opinion by Vass Bednar and Mark Surman. Bednar is the executive director of McMaster University’s Master of Public Policy in Digital Society Program, and writes the newsletter Regs to Riches about startups and public policy. Surman is executive director of the Mozilla Foundation, the global nonprofit that makes the Firefox browser and advocates for issues like […]

Alberta Speaker denounces government’s ‘hypocrisy’ as MLAs slam premier, UCP colleagues over travel scandal

United Conservative Party MLAs, including the Speaker of the Alberta Legislature, are denouncing both the premier’s delayed action and the choices of their caucus colleagues after several took vacations abroad over the holidays.  The province had urged Albertans to avoid non-essential travel outside Canada during the pandemic.  Premier Jason Kenney had initially resisted disciplinary action for those […]

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Monday

The latest: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday Britain was in “a race against time” to roll out COVID-19 vaccines as deaths hit record highs and hospitals run out of oxygen. His top medical adviser said the pandemic’s worst weeks were imminent. Seven large-scale vaccination centres were opening in England on Monday, joining about 1,000 other sites across the country, […]

PM commits up to $55 million to reduce land degradation at virtual biodiversity summit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced that Canada would commit up to $55 million to a United Nations initiative aimed at preventing further degradation of land and protecting vital ecosystems. The investment in the UN Land Degradation Neutrality Fund (LDN) will go toward projects in low- and middle-income countries, Trudeau said. The LDN invests in private […]

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