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China’s ambassador to Canada says accepting Hong Kong refugees jeopardizes the security of the hundreds of Canadians residing in Hong Kong, the Globe reports. “It’s interference in China’s home affairs,” he mentioned, calling the political refugees “violent criminals.” He additionally warned of some imprecise “forceful measures” China might take towards Canada, associated to Canada’s stance on China’s human rights abuses.
Liberal MPs proceed to stonewall two Home of Commons committees with marathon filibusters to avoid votes that would reopen the WE Charity investigation. They clearly need to transfer on from the scandal, however, for those who’re an opposition member, it’s a transfer that alerts blood within the water. “If it takes all evening, if it takes all week, we will likely be right here till the Liberals cease obstructing, cease interfering with work of Parliament,” NDP MP Charlie Angus said, whereas Conservative MP Michael Barrett referred to as it a “cover-up.”
Indigenous Companies Minister Marc Miller says cupboard is ready to flex the federal authorities’s fiscal muscle tissues on the subject of transfers to push provinces into preventing racism towards Indigenous folks of their well being care methods, CP reports. The feedback come forward of a gathering he and Carolyn Bennett are attending immediately with First Nations leaders. And it comes after a high-profile incident the place a girl used her telephone to broadcast over the web situations the place workers at a Quebec hospital made racist feedback about her as she was dying.
Miller can also be making headlines for calling the mob raid on First Nations fishing services in Nova Scotia this week an assault against Mi’kmaw people: “These unacceptable acts of violence, together with the assault on [Sipekne’katik Chief Mike] Sack with threats and intimidation, some racist in nature, can’t and won’t fetter the best of the folks to pursue a reasonable livelihood.”
Costco’s CEO obtained a particular exemption for the two-week-long quarantine interval when he entered Canada to attend official opening occasions at new grocery shops, CBC News reports.
Because the Tories query the independence of the Financial institution of Canada from the Liberal authorities’s partisan machinations, the central financial institution is now pushing again, the Toronto Star reports. It mentioned it has been “persistently clear that the coverage actions taken by the financial institution throughout the COVID-19 pandemic are all the time guided by our mandated inflation goal.”
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President Donald Trump refused in a televised town hall to disavow QAnon, which is a false and antisemitic conspiracy principle with a rising cult following. Trump mentioned: “I do know nothing about it. I do know they’re very a lot towards pedophilia, they battle it very onerous.” His marketing campaign saw the TV event as a win: “He didn’t spend the entire time yelling. He didn’t piss himself … So this was as greatest as we might have hoped for.”
Mr. Rogers was trending on social media after a senior Trump adviser in contrast Joe Biden’s competing city corridor efficiency to the general public broadcasting icon (though, spelled his title unsuitable). Trump additionally on Thursday falsely said that most individuals who put on masks catch the coronavirus.
A brand new research finds the antiviral drug remdesivir has “little or no effect on mortality” for sufferers with COVID-19, nor does it assist their charge of restoration.
New Zealand heads to the polls this weekend, however latest polling suggests Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Social gathering may need support from the Greens to have the ability to type authorities.
Japan’s new prime minister is reaching out to Vietnam and Indonesia in visits next week to strengthen safety ties, as issues deepen about rising worldwide tensions with China.
Developing immediately: Boris Johnson will deliver his response to an EU demand that the U.Okay. both make extra commerce concessions or brace for a tough Brexit.
Elsewhere: Germany’s coronavirus instances are climbing. YouTube is the latest to crack down on QAnon conspiracy content material. And Japan will launch 1 million tons of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean.
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Berlin’s tourism authority needed to withdraw an advert that stirred up criticism for displaying an aged girl giving the finger to anti-maskers. “A finger-wag for all these with out a masks,” it was captioned.
And with that, take pleasure in your Friday.