Canada suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong over new Chinese security law

Canada is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong as part of a package of responses to the new security law China has imposed on the region, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. Canada will also treat sensitive goods being exported to Hong Kong as if they were being sent to mainland China. 

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Suspect arrested near Rideau Hall facing 22 charges, will appear in court July 17

RCMP Deputy Commissioner Mike Duheme told reporters earlier in the day that police were not aware of or monitoring Corey Hurren prior to the incident. Hurren was arrested on Thursday morning after police say he bypassed the Thomas gate at 1 Sussex Drive, damaging the front-end of his pickup truck and initiating the vehicle’s airbags.

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Canadian detained in Egypt prison without charges returns home after 500 days

A Canadian man detained in a Cairo prison for almost 500 days without charges has returned home. Yasser Albaz arrived at Toronto’s Pearson airport Tuesday and photos supplied by his family show him wearing a mask and hugging his relatives. “Our family’s ordeal is finally coming to an end,” the family said. They said they […]

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‘Armed’ man arrested off Rideau Hall is member of Canadian Armed Forces

Royal Canadian Mounted Police say an operation that unfolded early Thursday morning at Rideau Hall, the official residence of Gov. Gen. Julie Payette, was the result of an armed man accessing the grounds. (1/2) At approximately 6:40 this morning, an armed man was able to access the grounds of 1 Sussex Drive. The Prime Minister […]

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CAUTION: New influenza strain identified in pigs, could be next ‘potential pandemic’

The research, first published in the scientific journal PNAS on Monday, details how the new influenza strain is already infecting swine workers.
Pigs are often intermediate hosts or “mixing vessels” for viruses with pandemic potential to develop in. With that risk in mind, researchers in China surveilled pigs from 2011 to 2018 to study influenza viruses and be able to warn the public about any upcoming pandemic sources.

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Business in the doldrums, Air Canada cuts down on dozens of domestic flights

Air Canada reported a net loss of $1.05 billion in the first quarter of 2020, including a net loss of $688 million in March alone. Earlier this month, Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu was one of more than 130 signatories to an open letter calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the country’s premiers to loosen travel restrictions as the industry struggles to stay afloat.

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Toronto reports surge in Covid-19 cases, Windsor-Essex region new ‘hotspot’

Ontario health officials reported a significant rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the province, with a majority in the Windsor-Essex region. An additional 257 new infections were confirmed on Monday, up from 178 reported on Sunday, 160 reported on Saturday and 111 on Friday. Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott announced on Monday that […]

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