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Canadian officials not disclosing ‘at least 3’ new Havana syndrome cases: letter - National | Globalnews.ca

Canadian officials not disclosing ‘at least 3’ new Havana syndrome cases: letter - National | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XAAGlobal Affairs Canada is “withholding information” on more than two dozen recent cases of Canadian diplomats reportedly being assessed for or reporting symptoms of what’s become known as “,” according to a letter sent to Foreign Affairs Minister  late last week.Global News obtained a copy of a letter sent to Garneau on behalf of a group of nine Canadian diplomats and their families who say they are struggling to get answers on the symptoms they say they have experienced since serving at the Canadian embassy in Havana, Cuba.The...

April 27, 2021
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Liberals shut down probe into sexual misconduct in Canadian military - National | Globalnews.ca

Liberals shut down probe into sexual misconduct in Canadian military - National | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.The federal Liberals have voted to shut down a defence committee probe into in the Canadian Forces.Story continues below advertisementThat decision comes as the Conservatives and NDP members of the committee argue no one has yet taken responsibility and the probe should continue, but as one prominent group of survivors says the meetings have become too partisan.Liberal and Bloc Quebecois MPs voted together in favour of the Liberal motion that was leaked to Global News over the weekend, which shuts down the probe that has heard damning testimony into...

April 12, 2021
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Trudeau unveils details of ‘assault-style’ gun buyback program, municipal gun ban | Globalnews.ca

Trudeau unveils details of ‘assault-style’ gun buyback program, municipal gun ban | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XAAPrime Minister says the federal government is launching the long-promised buyback program for what he has described as “assault” or The buyback program is part of a suite of new gun control measures promised by the federal Liberals in the 2019 election campaign, and that changed the classification listings to prohibit roughly 1,500 “assault-style” weapons.While terms like “assault-style” and “assault rifle” are not legal classifications in Canada, they are frequently used colloquially by gun control advocates and the government to...

February 16, 2021
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Gov. Gen. Julie Payette resigning amid ‘scathing’ Rideau Hall workplace review | Globalnews.ca

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette resigning amid ‘scathing’ Rideau Hall workplace review | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XAAGov. Gen. is resigning.The decision comes on the heels of the completion of a high-profile review into allegations of a “toxic” workplace at , which sources tell Global News painted a “scathing” portrait of the Queen’s representative.“Everyone has a right to a healthy and safe work environment, at all times and under all circumstances. It appears this was not always the case at the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General. Tensions have arisen at Rideau Hall over the past few months and for that, I am sorry,” said Payette...

January 21, 2021
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A Canadian astronaut will be on NASA’s Artemis deep space lunar orbit - National | Globalnews.ca

A Canadian astronaut will be on NASA’s Artemis deep space lunar orbit - National | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XAAOne Canadian astronaut will be joining a record-setting voyage into deep space around the in the second phase of , expected to launch in 2023.The major new public-private space program has the ambitious goal of taking humans back to the lunar surface — including the first woman to land on the moon — and keeping them there.Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains made the announcement on Wednesday, saying the Canadian and American governments have signed a new treaty outlining Canadian participation in the Artemis missions and locking in...

December 16, 2020
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Canada poised to unveil ‘significant’ role in upcoming NASA Artemis lunar mission - National | Globalnews.ca

Canada poised to unveil ‘significant’ role in upcoming NASA Artemis lunar mission - National | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XAACould Canadian astronauts be heading to the with ?Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains is set to make what is being billed as a “major” announcement on the future of Canadian exploration on Wednesday morning.One government official said the “significant” announcement will be about how Canada will participate in ‘s new Artemis lunar mission, which aims to put the first women on the moon and get humans back to the lunar surface in 2024, though there remain questions on whether that date will hold.The official would not confirm whether...

December 15, 2020
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Canada approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, will start administering ‘within days’ - National | Globalnews.ca

Canada approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, will start administering ‘within days’ - National | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XAAPfizer’s is officially approved for use in Canada, with limited rollout set to begin to priority groups “within days” and vaccination of the general population anticipated to start in April.Dr. Supriya Sharma, chief medical advisor with the regulatory branch of Health Canada, spoke with reporters in a press conference on Wednesday and said the approval marked a “momentous occasion.”“It’s an exceptional day for Canada,” Sharma said.“In a year where we haven’t had a lot of good news, this is a bit of good news. And I think we should...

December 9, 2020
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Canadian military says ‘no concerns’ raised by troops working with Australians in Afghanistan - National | Globalnews.ca

Canadian military says ‘no concerns’ raised by troops working with Australians in Afghanistan - National | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XAAThe Canadian military’s special operations branch says while some of its members did work with special forces in  — some of whom are now accused of war crimes — no concerns were ever raised by Canadians about Australian conduct witnessed during those interactions.The statement from the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command comes on the heels of a horrific war crimes inquiry report out of Australia last week that found elite Australian troops killed Afghan farmers, prisoners and civilians between 2009 and 2013.Australian...

November 24, 2020
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Amid Chinese crackdown, Ottawa widens door for young Hong Kong immigrants - National | Globalnews.ca

Amid Chinese crackdown, Ottawa widens door for young Hong Kong immigrants - National | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XAAThe Canadian government is rolling out three new streams of measures to help residents come to Canada, and stressing no one charged under the widely condemned national security law imposed by China or similar contentious laws will be barred from coming to Canada.Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino made the announcement on Thursday as the remaining pro-democracy lawmakers in the former British colony prepare to resign en masse over new crackdowns that they say sound the “death knell” for democracy there.“No one will be...

November 12, 2020
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Canadian officials warned staff bound for Cuba to stay silent on ‘Havana syndrome’ - National | Globalnews.ca

Canadian officials warned staff bound for Cuba to stay silent on ‘Havana syndrome’ - National | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XBackto topAAThere have been no new reports of Canadian diplomats coming down with mysterious symptoms of what’s become known as “Havana Syndrome” in nearly two years — and no answers for those affected.That’s despite new reports from the and that American intelligence sources are pointing the finger at Russia for dozens of cases of U.S. diplomats and spies experiencing symptoms similar to those reported by the Canadians.But Canadian investigators say they still have no idea what caused the spate of illnesses — originally described...

October 25, 2020
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