O’Toole warns Canadians are not safe in China after court upholds death penalty

Federal Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole today accused Beijing of using the death penalty for political ends after a Chinese court upheld the death sentence of a Canadian in a drug case. O’Toole also reopened the door to a Canadian boycott of next year’s Olympic Winter Games in China, warning that recent actions by the Chinese government demonstrate that Canadians are […]

Ottawa pledges $ 321 million to search for residential school graves and support survivors

The federal government is committed to investing $ 321 million in programs to help Indigenous communities search for gravesites in former residential schools and support survivors and their communities. Justice Minister David Lametti has said he will appoint a special interlocutor to work with Indigenous communities and the government to propose changes to federal laws, policies and practices related to […]

Moderna signs agreement to build mRNA production plant in Canada

US drugmaker Moderna will today sign an agreement with the Canadian government promising to build an mRNA production facility in Canada. Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel will sign the memorandum of understanding with Federal Minister of Innovation François-Philippe Champagne in Montreal this morning. This is the second major deal Ottawa has reached for mRNA vaccines to be made in Canada in […]

Chinese courts to deliver verdicts for Canadian prisoners Robert Schellenberg and Michael Spavor

Two Chinese courts are expected to deliver long-awaited verdicts in the cases of Canadians Robert Schellenberg and Michael Spavor, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. A verdict for Schellenberg, who was sentenced to death for drug trafficking, is due Monday at 9 p.m. ET, or 9 a.m. Tuesday in China. The source said a verdict for Spavor, […]

Meng Wanzhou’s lawyer says extradition of Huawei executive would violate rule of Canadian law

The word “unique” was used a lot during Meng Wanzhou’s extradition proceedings. But the lawyer who heads up Huawei’s executive defense team told the BC Supreme Court judge overseeing the hearing on Monday that the term was not exaggerated with regard to the case highly publicized. As he made a final argument to Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes to stay […]