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Lawyer: Canada border questions violated Huawei CFO’s rights

Lawyer: Canada border questions violated Huawei CFO’s rights

World
Lawyers for a senior executive for Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies argue that her detention and questioning at the Vancouver airport in late 2018 violated her rightsBy JIM MORRIS Associated PressMarch 19, 2021, 9:55 PM• 3 min readVANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Lawyers for a senior executive for Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies argued at an extradition hearing Friday that her detention and questioning at the Vancouver airport violated her rights, saying agents had no reason to question her about the company’s activity in Iran except to assist U.S. investigators.Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer who is also the daughter of the company's founder, was arrested at the airport in late 2018 at the request of U.S., which wants her extradited to face fr...
Canada says airline aid contingent on refunding customers

Canada says airline aid contingent on refunding customers

World
Canada's transport minister says the government will soon announce aid for the country’s airline industry but the help will be contingent on carriers providing refunds to passengers whose flights were cancelledByThe Associated PressNovember 8, 2020, 9:30 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleOTTAWA, Ontario -- Canada's government will soon announce aid for the country’s airline industry but the help will be contingent on carriers providing refunds to passengers whose flights were cancelled, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said Sunday.Canada’s commercial airlines have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with passenger levels down as much as 90%.Airlines have cancelled numerous pre-booked trips, offering passengers credits or vouchers instead of refunds.“Bef...

Canada forms own probe into Iran downing of Ukraine plane

World
Canada is forming its own forensic examination and assessment team to examine evidence and information after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing all 176 people on boardBy ROB GILLIES Associated PressOctober 2, 2020, 10:08 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTORONTO -- Canada is forming its own forensic examination and assessment team to examine evidence and information after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing all 176 people on board.The office of Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne told The Associated Press the team will collect, organize and analyze all available information, evidence and intelligence about the Jan. 8 crash near Tehran, and will advise the Canadian go...
Head of UK’s data watchdog working from home… in Canada

Head of UK’s data watchdog working from home… in Canada

Technology
The head of the UK's data watchdog won't be heeding Boris Johnson's plea to get back to the office - as it has emerged she is working in Canada, eight hours away from her team of more than 500.The news was greeted with fury from senior figures in the UK's data protection community, who accused Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham of abandoning her post at a moment when data issues are most central. "We are in a national crisis, and she has abandoned her post. She must resign," wrote tech policy analyst Heather Burns on Twitter.Data protection consultant Pat Walshe said: "I am taken aback by this revelation. We need urgent change at the ICO."The news that Ms Denham, who is Canadian, is working in the Canadian Pacific Time Zone, emerged in a Freedom of Information request sent to the In...

Large cruises banned in Canada at least until Oct. 31

Health
Canada’s transport minister says large cruises will continue to be prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until at least Oct. 31 because of the coronavirus pandemicByThe Associated PressMay 29, 2020, 9:57 PM3 min read3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleOTTAWA, Ontario -- Large cruise ships will continue to be prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until at least Oct. 31 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the country's transport minister announced Friday. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said the order applies to cruise ships with overnight accommodations and more than 100 passengers and crew. The move extends and expands an order issued in mid-March that barred ships with more than 500 passengers from Canadian waters until July. Smaller ships will be...