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Police seizure of Chinese scholar and critic raises new fear of academic repression in Hong Kong

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-police-seizure-of-chinese-scholar-and-critic-raises-new-fear-of/ Can the international community do anything more than condemn this? They can start by reducing their dependency on imports from and exports to China. Build new and better trading relationships with countries that follow and support international law and … Continue reading

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New Hong Kong security law allows Beijing to go after critics well beyond China’s borders

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-new-hong-kong-security-law-allows-beijing-to-go-after-critics-well/ Related Canada halts extraditions, military exports with Hong Kong over China’s national security law https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-canada-takes-action-over-chinas-national-security-law-for-hong-kong/

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Crazy Town – The Rob Ford Story

Robyn Doolittle Author Erin Bennett Narrator AUDIOBOOK I found this deep dive into the late Mayor Rob Ford and the Ford families life interesting. It was written by Globe and Mail investigative reporter Robyn Doolittle. Aside from a closer look … Continue reading

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The coronavirus pandemic is the breakthrough Xi Jinping has been waiting for

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits an industrial park, which produces high-end auto parts and molds, in Ningbo, east China’s Zhejiang Pr Opinion https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-the-breakthrough-xi-jinping-has-been-waiting-for-and-hes-making-his-move/ … What’s new is that the Chinese state is committing vast resources to a hybrid strategy of … Continue reading

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Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect.

Zachary McCoy used an exercise-tracking app, RunKeeper, to record his rides.. image: Agnes Lopez / for NBC News Big data when used without limits or oversight often results in privacy breaches and wrongful assumptions. Police can now get personal details … Continue reading

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Does the B.C. gas pipeline need approval from hereditary chiefs? – Macleans.ca

Protesters at a rally in Vancouver in support of pipeline protesters in northwestern B.C. (Darryl Dyck/CP) — This explains the two types of indigenous leadership, what role they each play and why they are often not in agreement. There is … Continue reading

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The strange tale of the paid protesters supporting Meng Wanzhou at her extradition hearing

Demonstrators outside B.C. Supreme Court on Day 1 of Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearing Monday. Actor Julia Hackstaff, far right, says she was told she was appearing as an extra in a movie shoot. (Georgie Smyth/CBC) https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/paid-protesters-meng-wanzhou-1.5434613

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Facebook considers changes to its political ad policy — Quartz

https://qz.com/1768509/facebook-considers-changes-to-its-political-ad-policy/

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MARKETPLACE Twins get some ‘mystifying’ results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test

Marketplace host Charlsie Agro, left, and her identical twin sister, Carly, check out some DNA ancestry results. (CBC) https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/dna-ancestry-kits-twins-marketplace-1.4980976 — Commentary There is lots of people paying for these DNA ancestors kits or giving them as gifts but this proves … Continue reading

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Ontario using new law to suppress suits over negligent government conduct, lawyers say

Ontario using new law to suppress suits over negligent government conduct, lawyers say https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-using-new-legislation-to-shut-down-class-action-suits/ Comments Very dangerous precedence. Instead of dealing with systemic issues in the justice system and elsewhere in government they have removed the ability to sue them … Continue reading

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