Morning update: Canada to ban Huawei from 5G network, ministers say
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Canada will ban Huawei and ZTE from the country’s 5G network, federal ministers announced Thursday, saying a national intelligence review concluded the two Chinese companies posed potential security risks.
Until this week, Canada was the only member of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance – which also includes Australia, Britain, New Zealand and the United States – that had no yet prohibits or restricts the use of Huawei’s 5G mobile equipment.
Canadian telecommunications companies that currently use Huawei and ZTE equipment in their networks will have to retire them over a period of several years. ZTE, like Huawei, is a technology company specializing in telecommunications equipment.
Speaking at a regular press conference on Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said Canada’s decision “goes against the principles of market economy and free trade rules and seriously damages the rights and interests of Chinese companies.”
“China will make a full and serious assessment of the situation and take all necessary measures to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies,” he told reporters in Beijing.
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Jason Kenney will remain Premier of Alberta until the UCP chooses a new leader
Jason Kenney will continue to lead the United Conservative Party of Alberta and remain premier until members choose a replacement, despite his surprising announcement Wednesday night that he would step down.
The development follows a six-hour caucus meeting Thursday in downtown Calgary, where many UCP MPs started the day expecting to choose an interim leader to replace Kenney.
UCP caucus chairman Nathan Neudorf said in a statement that party MPs had a “vigorous” debate and concluded they were better off with Kenney at the helm. “We have agreed that we must remain united, focused on the best interests of Albertans and determined to do the job Albertans elected us to do,” he said.
Political wrangling led to appalling conditions in which residents of Herron nursing home died, Quebec coroner says
Residents of Quebec City’s Herron retirement home wouldn’t have died in such horrific conditions if health officials and home owners hadn’t argued for days, coroner Géhane Kamel said in her latest remarks during his investigation into the impact of COVID-19 on the province. aged care facilities.
Speaking on Thursday after the release of her investigative report, she said officials at the West Island of Montreal facility had an argument via emails and letters from lawyers early in 2020, amid an outbreak of COVID-19 among residents, reports The Globe’s Tu Thanh Ha.
“There are people who could have gotten help and who wouldn’t have died. They might have died later, but they wouldn’t have died in those conditions,” she told reporters.
Inside the killing of a civilian that ended with a Russian soldier who pleaded guilty to a war crime
Valentyna Matyash heard the sound of an approaching car, rumbling loudly on the asphalt from a ruptured tire when Russian soldiers hijacked it. She rushed inside her neighbor Oleksandr Shelipov’s house, where her family had already taken shelter. She did not hear the shots aimed at Shelipov, who was a few meters from her front door and was talking on the phone.
But moments later, Matyash left the house to find him lying on the ground, his severed skull placed between two plum trees. Shelipov, 62, was unarmed, wearing boots and civilian clothes.
His assassination on February 28 made him one of the first victims of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Sergeant Vadim Shishimarin, the soldier who admits to opening fire on Shelipov, was prevented from escaping the village by a group of local hunters armed with shotguns. Now his act has become the basis of the first war crimes trial to emerge from the conflict, reports Nathan VanderKlippe of The Globe.
To conduct a war crimes trial in the midst of the war in question is unusual. But the case has global significance as a judicial investigation into Russia’s wrongdoings, especially as Ukraine seeks to continue rallying international support on its side.
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Supreme Court agrees to hear Doug Ford’s appeal to keep warrant letters secret: Canada’s highest court will hear an appeal from the Ontario government over whether PC Chief Doug Ford’s ministerial marching orders are public information. This means that these letters will remain secret after the June 2 elections.
Examination of the allegations at Western University reveals evidence of at least one sexual assault: An independent review of allegations of substance abuse and sexual assault at a University of Western Ontario residence hall during orientation week found evidence of at least one sexual assault. He urged Western to address a number of issues, including what he calls troubling aspects of orientation culture such as drug and alcohol abuse.
Australia’s ‘turquoise wave’ sees voters embracing climate-focused independent candidates: Independent candidates campaigning on environmental action and government accountability could withdraw support from major parties, experts say, pointing to an Australian electorate disappointed by establishment parties’ lack of attention to climate issues.
From Swan Lake ballerina to director, the latest show from Karen Kain’s National Ballet comes full circle: After more than 50 years with the National Ballet, Karen Kain, Canada’s most famous ballerina, salutes her new vision for Swan Lake. But the production encountered unforeseen obstacles.
Global stocks rebound: Global equities rebounded on Friday after China slashed a key lending benchmark to support its economy, though a global equities indicator remained set for its longest ever streak of weekly losses amid concerns investors about slowing growth and high inflation. Just after 5:30 a.m. ET, Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 1.97%. The German DAX and the French CAC 40 gained 1.86% and 0.97% respectively. In Asia, the Japanese Nikkei closed up 1.27%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 2.96%. New York futures were positive. The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.22 cents US.
WHAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT
Another wave of COVID-19 is coming. Why isn’t Canada preparing to beat him?
“It is well known that vaccination helps limit the impact of COVID-19 by reducing the risk of hospitalization or death from infection. It cannot completely sever the link between infection and disease, but it greatly diminishes it. This means that vaccines – and particularly boosters, as the effectiveness of vaccines diminish over time – are essential, especially for people aged 50 and over. In this regard, Canada is failing. An ounce of prevention is better than cure, but too many of our ounces of prevention sit on the shelf. – Editorial
What is true and what is false in the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on extreme intoxication
“It is wrong that an individual who is simply drunk or stoned can escape criminal responsibility. They and their lawyers would have to prove ‘extreme intoxication’ – a legal concept that requires scientific and expert evidence of what the Supreme Court has described as ‘psychotic, delusional and involuntary conduct’ caused by the consumption of a drug . In other words, a person would have had no control over their actions because of the drug they took. – Pam Hrick, Kat Owens and Farrah Khan
EDITORIAL MAPPING OF THE DAY
How to reconcile green or ethical investment and earn money
In the latest episode of Stress test, we hear of a 30-year-old woman from Ottawa who is getting into what’s called ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing because she cares about the environment and wants to make money. ‘money. Additionally, Rob Carrick sits down with Globe economics reporter Jeff Jones to learn more about ESG fund performance and how to keep an eye on greenwashing.
MOMENT IN TIME: May 20, 1939
Yankee Clipper Offers First Regular Transatlantic Mail Service
Twelve years to the day after Charles Lindbergh took off on the first nonstop solo transatlantic flight, and seven years after Amelia Earhart launched her historic solo ride, the Yankee Clipper has made history. The plane, a Boeing 314 owned by Pan Am, was a behemoth weighing 38 tons and featured a dining area and three passenger lounges. First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt had baptized it in March 1939, with a bottle of champagne filled with water from the seven seas. On that day, the same year, the plane was loaded with more than 100,000 pieces of mail and inaugurated the US Postal Service’s transatlantic airmail service. The Clipper took off from Manhasset Bay, Long Island, NY, and flew over crowds at the New York World’s Fair en route to Marseille, France, with stops in the Azores and Lisbon. The trip took 26 and a half hours. It was much faster than the only other option – the record for an ocean liner crossing at the time was four days. It’s a far cry from Clipper to the way we send lightning-fast email messages today, but the driving impetus is the same: faster, faster, faster. Dave McGinn
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