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Street protests in Haiti strand Canadian missionaries, nurses

Street protests in Haiti strand Canadian missionaries, nurses

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Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Helicopters were being used to evacuate Canadian missionaries, nurses and visitors from towns in Haiti amid street protests. They have been stranded for the past week because roads have been littered and cars set on fire. Demonstrators have called for President Jovenel Moise to resign over soaring inflation and corruption allegations but the leader said Thursday he "will not leave the country in the hands of armed gangs and drug traffickers." The 113 Quebec tourists staying at the Royal Decameron resort, about 50 northwest of Port-au-Prince, the capital, were transported by helicopter to the airport and then flown to Montreal, Premier François Legault said, according to CBC. Also, all missioners have been evacuated via multiple helicopter trips from their compound ...
Canadian parliament slams Netflix over video of real-life train tragedy in 'Bird Box'

Canadian parliament slams Netflix over video of real-life train tragedy in 'Bird Box'

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Canadian officials have a more serious problem with the movie "Bird Box" than people recklessly attempting the so-called "Bird Box" challenge. Parliament members have called for Netflix to remove footage from the film that shows a real-life train disaster, and to compensate people in the town where the accident happened. The footage at the center of the debate shows the aftermath of a July 6, 2013 crash of an unattended freight train. The train, which was carrying oil, derailed in downtown Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, killing 47 people in the ensuing explosion and fire. The Associated Press reported that footage of the explosion was used in both the movie "Bird Box" and a television series called "Travelers," both of which were produced with Netflix. Netflix did not comment for this...
Canadian Michael Spavor missing in China

Canadian Michael Spavor missing in China

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Canada says it is trying to make contact with a second Canadian being investigated by China on suspicion of harming its national security. News that businessman Michael Spavor was missing emerged soon after the arrest of ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig.Tension between China and Canada has grown since it arrested a Chinese businesswoman at the request of the US.Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer at telecoms giant Huawei, could face extradition as a consequence.She is suspected of violating US sanctions on Iran through Huawei's business dealings.China has threatened unspecified consequences if she is not released. Who are the two Canadians? Michael Spavor is a businessman based in Dandong, near the Chinese border with North Korea. He...
Canadian Commercial to provide spare parts for U.S. Navy surface ship sonars

Canadian Commercial to provide spare parts for U.S. Navy surface ship sonars

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Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Canadian Commercial has been awarded a $ 10 million contract by the U.S. Navy for the refurbishment and manufacturing of the TR-343 sonar transducer tube assemblies for repair purposes. The TR-343 transducer is used in the AN/SQS-53C hull-mounted sonar array for the AN/SQQ-89(V) sonar weapons system. Manufacturing of the tube assemblies is expected to run through November 2023 under the Navy contract. The AN/SQQ-89(V) Surface Ship ASW Combat system is an integrated undersea warfare suite designed to detect, track, provide targeting data and engage enemy submarines, mines, and other underwater systems. It collects data from a variety of sonar systems such as towed-arrays, sonobuoys and other active and passive systems into one sensor picture, allowing better situational awa...
Facebook denies request for Zuckerberg to appear before Canadian, British lawmakers

Facebook denies request for Zuckerberg to appear before Canadian, British lawmakers

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Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg declined an invitation to testify before British and Canadian lawmakers about the social media giant's data privacy. Facebook's head of U.K. public policy Rebecca Stimson and head of Canada public policy Kevin Chan, responded to the request by British Member of Parliament Damian Collins and Canadian Member of Parliament Bob Zimmer in a letter released Wednesday, informing the lawmakers it isn't possible for Zuckerberg "to be available to all Parliaments." "While he is unable to accept your invitation we continue to fully recognize the seriousness of these issues and remain committed to working with you to provide any additional relevant information you require for your respective inquiries," they wrote. In their letter to Facebook i...