Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Canada

Canada looks to sell off Russian oligarchs’ assets

Seized Russian oligarchs' assets – which local media have said top tens of millions of dollars in Canada, but officials declined to confirm – could then be used to help reconstruction in Ukraine.

Quebec health ministry red-faced after tweeting Pornhub link

The incident, which did not go unnoticed by internet users, provoked a range of reactions from amusement and annoyance to mockery.

Son arrested after Canadian woman found dismembered, stuffed in bag

Authorities had released a photo of the victim's distinctive nail polish design in asking for help identifying her, and later made a public appeal to locate her son.

Man behind ‘great Canadian maple syrup heist’ ordered to pay US$7 million fine

Richard Vallieres, who was among the 16 people arrested by police, was found guilty of fraud, trafficking and theft and sentenced to eight years in prison and fined over C$9 million by the Quebec Superior Court.

Two Russian planes rerouted after attempting to enter Canadian airspace

Canada banned Russian planes from entering its airspace starting on Sunday as part of severe sanctions imposed on Moscow in response to its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

Canada approves first domestic Covid-19 vaccine

This comes after more than 90% of Canadian adults have already received two jabs of other vaccines, but about half of the population has yet to get a booster shot.

Trudeau revokes emergency powers after Canada trucker-led protests end

The rarely used powers had been invoked nine days earlier – for only the second time ever in peacetime – and their final approval was still being debated in the Senate when Trudeau lifted them.

Canada emergency powers still needed, PM says, citing signs of new blockade

The protesters initially wanted an end to cross-border Covid-19 vaccine mandates for truck drivers, but the occupation turned into a demonstration against Trudeau and the minority Liberal government.

Canada’s capital starts cleanup after weeks-long protest

Demonstrators had used hundreds of trucks and vehicles to block the city since Jan 28, prompting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to invoke rarely used emergency powers.

Police move in to clear trucker-led protests in Canada capital

Hundreds of heavily armed officers gathered in the early morning on the edges of downtown Ottawa for the start of a gradual clearance process that could take days.

Police arrest Canadian protest leaders

At its peak, the movement also included blockades of a half-dozen US-Canada border crossings – including the key route between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan.

Canadian police warn truckers to leave downtown Ottawa or face arrest

Protesters remain camped out on Parliament Hill, weeks after police first allowed hundreds of trucks to park in the riverside core of the city.

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