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Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law: top aide

Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law: top aide https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-hong-kong-media-tycoon-jimmy-lai-arrested-under-national-security-law/

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Canada slips to 55th place in global freedom-of-information law rankings

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/09/30/news/canada-slips-55th-place-global-freedom-information-law-rankings Partial and draft transcript This lumps us with Countries like Russia, … and … Mexico, Srilanka and … much better than Canada after new laws passes to improve access. In 2013 Canada ranked 56 out of 95 countries for … Continue reading

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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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