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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 stories. “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 could 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 keep away from votes that might reopen the WE Charity investigation. They clearly wish to transfer on from the scandal, however, in the event you’re an opposition member, it’s a transfer that indicators blood within the water. “If it takes all evening, if it takes all week, we shall be right here till the Liberals cease obstructing, cease interfering with work of Parliament,” NDP MP Charlie Angus mentioned, whereas Conservative MP Michael Barrett known as it a “cover-up.”
Indigenous Providers Minister Marc Miller says cupboard is ready to flex the federal authorities’s fiscal muscle tissue with regards to transfers to push provinces into preventing racism towards Indigenous folks of their well being care techniques, CP stories. 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 cases the place employees at a Quebec hospital made racist feedback about her as she was dying.
Miller can be making headlines for calling the mob raid on First Nations fishing services in Nova Scotia this week an assault towards Mi’kmaw folks: “These unacceptable acts of violence, together with the assault on [Sipekne’katik Chief Mike] Sack with threats and intimidation, some racist in nature, can not and won’t fetter the appropriate 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 Information stories.
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 stories. It mentioned it has been “persistently clear that the coverage actions taken by the financial institution through 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 city corridor to disavow QAnon, which is a false and antisemitic conspiracy concept with a rising cult following. Trump mentioned: “I do know nothing about it. I do know they’re very a lot towards pedophilia, they struggle it very laborious.” His marketing campaign noticed the TV occasion as a win: “He didn’t spend the entire time yelling. He didn’t piss himself … So this was as finest as we may 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 identify unsuitable). Trump additionally on Thursday falsely mentioned that most individuals who put on masks catch the coronavirus.
A brand new examine finds the antiviral drug remdesivir has “little or no impact on mortality” for sufferers with COVID-19, nor does it assist their fee of restoration.
New Zealand heads to the polls this weekend, however current polling suggests Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Celebration might have assist from the Greens to have the ability to type authorities.
Japan’s new prime minister is reaching out to Vietnam and Indonesia in visits subsequent week to strengthen safety ties, as considerations deepen about rising worldwide tensions with China.
Developing immediately: Boris Johnson will ship his response to an EU demand that the U.Ok. both make extra commerce concessions or brace for a tough Brexit.
Elsewhere: Germany’s coronavirus instances are climbing. YouTube is the newest 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 exhibiting an aged woman giving the finger to anti-maskers. “A finger-wag for all these and not using a masks,” it was captioned.
And with that, get pleasure from your Friday.