Turkey challenges Canadian ambassador and 9 others after calls for release of jailed philanthropist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he had ordered the declaration of 10 foreign ambassadors who demanded the release of a jailed philanthropist. persona non grata, including the Canadian Jamal Khokhar. The envoys, including representatives of the United States, France and Germany in Ankara, issued a statement earlier this week calling for a resolution of the case of […]

Edward Rogers’ attempt to appoint new directors violates BC law, telecoms says

Rogers Communications said it rejected an attempt by former chairman Edward Rogers to appoint a slate of new directors because the move “does not comply with the laws of British Columbia”, where the company is incorporated. “Mr. Edward Rogers’ proposal to hold an alleged board meeting with his proposed roster of directors this weekend does not comply with the laws […]

Canada’s privacy czar investigates complaints about federal public service vaccination requirement

The federal privacy watchdog is investigating “a number of complaints” about the government’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement for public servants. Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien said in a statement Friday that his office was investigating the concerns, but provided no details given that they are now the subject of “ongoing investigations.” The Liberal government announced earlier this month that key public servants […]

CBC Radio’s The House: Is COP26 our “last and best hope”?

48:03Is COP26 our “last and best hope”? On this week’s show: guest host Laura Lynch provides an overview of the negotiations and agreements expected at COP26, the United Nations climate summit which kicks off in Glasgow next week. Additionally, Denmark’s Climate Ambassador describes his country’s efforts to move away from fossil fuels and rally other nations, and the Maldivian Minister […]

Why the ‘waning immunity’ of COVID-19 vaccines is not as bad as it looks

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly summary of health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you have not yet subscribed, you can do so by clicking on here. Canadians concerned about decline in immunity COVID-19 vaccines, breakthrough infections and the need for booster injections in the general public could benefit from a […]

major-general. Fortin appeals judge’s decision on reinstating COVID-19 vaccination campaign

major-general. Dany Fortin is contesting the decision of a Federal Court judge who quashed his request for reinstatement at the head of the Canadian campaign to distribute COVID-19 vaccines. The senior military officer’s legal team filed a notice of appeal on Friday, arguing that Judge Ann Marie McDonald erred in her ruling last week that Fortin should file a complaint […]

Hidden Canada-U.S. Trade dispute comes to light

An emerging trade irritant between Canada and the United States that has been quietly smoldering for months has now emerged. The Canadian government on Friday sent a letter to nearly a dozen senior U.S. officials expressing dismay at an idea being considered in a key U.S. budget bill. As CBC News reported last week, Canadian officials have expressed concern over […]

Aromatherapy spray recall in US following rare tropical disease deaths

U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states contracted a serious tropical disease even though none had traveled overseas: an aromatherapy spray imported from India. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday investigators found the same type of bacteria that causes the disease, melioidosis, in a spray bottle found in […]