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Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are free: What does this mean for Canada-China relations?
News/Politics: Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, the two Canadian men taken into custody almost three years ago by China's communist regime, are on home soil after the legal dispute involving Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was partly resolved by U.S. prosecutors.
NDP ranks question leadership after election disappointments
News/Politics: The NDP is conducting a review of its national campaign to find out what happened with its ground game, which left the party with limited gains and in fourth place despite throwing in $25 million to burnish its appeal.
CBC Radio's The House: They're coming home
Radio/The House: On this week’s show: two former diplomats and an expert on Canada-China relations discuss the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor from prison in China. Plus, CBC reporters on how the major party leaders are faring post-election; strategists dissect the campaigns and what lies ahead for Parliament; and, in a podcast extra, a former provincial PC cabinet member discusses Alberta’s political and health crises.
Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, detained in China almost 3 years, now on plane home
News/Politics: Canadian citizens Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig are returning to Canada nearly three years after they were arrested in China, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday evening.
The Meng Wanzhou Huawei saga: A timeline
News: More than two years ago, Canadian police arrested Meng Wanzhou, an executive for Chinese tech giant Huawei, at the Vancouver International Airport. Since then, the case has resulted in heightened tensions between the two countries and strained diplomatic relations.
Canadian Catholic bishops offer apology for church's role in residential schools
News/Politics: The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a public apology to Indigenous people in Canada for the suffering endured at residential schools and says it will continue providing records to identify Indigenous children buried in unmarked graves.
Calgary police investigating Liberal MP-elect George Chahal
News/Canada/Calgary: An investigation has been launched into an incident involving newly elected Liberal MP George Chahal, Calgary police confirm. The former city councillor was captured on camera removing his opponent's campaign material from a porch and replacing it with a flyer of his own.
Britain offers Canada's military help to defend the Arctic
News/Politics: Britain is signalling its interest in working with the Canadian military in the Arctic by offering to take part in cold-weather exercises and bring in some of its more advanced capabilities — such as nuclear-powered submarines — to help with surveillance and defence in the Far North.
Premiers call for 'urgent' increase in health care funding
News/Politics: The country's premiers stood united Thursday in calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to increase the federal government's share of health care costs and to hold a first ministers' meeting to discuss the issue.
Former MP Marwan Tabbara gets 3 years' probation after pleading guilty to assault
Former Kitchener South-Hespeler MP Marwan Tabbara has received a conditional discharge and was placed on three years' probation after pleading guilty to two counts of assault and one of being unlawfully in a dwelling house.
Conservatives divided on what to do about Erin O'Toole after election loss
News/Politics: Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole failed to unseat his Liberal opponent in this pandemic election — a result that has frustrated party members who were eager to put Justin Trudeau out of a job. But some party members seem to be more forgiving of O'Toole at this early stage of the election post-mortem process.
Ottawa promises to step up after Alberta asks for help with airlifting COVID-19 patients
News/Politics: Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the federal government will pitch in after Alberta asked for help with airlifting COVID-19 patients, ICU-registered nurses and respiratory therapists.
Twitter restricts Maxime Bernier's account after he urged followers to 'play dirty' with journalists
News/Politics: Twitter has restricted People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier’s account, preventing him from posting any new messages until he takes down two tweets that encouraged his supporters to “play dirty” with journalists covering his campaign.
Lawsuit alleging 'systemic negligence' of bullying, harassment claims in RCMP moves ahead
News/Politics: A massive $1.1 billion lawsuit against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police alleging "systemic negligence" in cases of bullying and intimidation in the ranks has cleared another hurdle.