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Canadian intelligence raised alarm of Chinese meddling 37 years ago: report – National

A newly released document shows intelligence officials have been tracking China’s attempts to meddle in Canadian affairs for more than one-third of a century. The February 1986 intelligence report warned that Beijing was using open political tactics and secret operations to influence and exploit the Chinese diaspora in Canada. It …

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Alarm raised over 3 fatal suspected fentanyl overdoses in Markham, Ont. – Toronto

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Police in York Region are raising the alarm after a spike in fentanyl overdoses was recorded on Friday and Saturday. Police said three people died and one person was hospitalized as a result of overdoses reported over two days near Robinson Street …

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Behind the curtain of MZOs: Emails show internal concerns raised about the process

Toward the end of November 2021, a potential problem came across the desk of Region of Peel Chief Administrative Officer Janice Baker. It was a request from Burlington-based Argo Development Corp., asking the City of Brampton to table a motion asking for a Minister’s Zoning Order — or MZO — …

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Indigenous languages, consultation among issues raised before Pope Francis’s visit

Before Pope Francis’s arrival in Canada last July, federal officials flagged concerns about the level of consultation done with a First Nations community that was set to host him. Briefing notes prepared for the deputy minister of the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations a month before the Pope arrived also show …

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Flag raised on Parliament Hill to honour residential school survivors

The federal government raised the Survivors’ Flag on Parliament Hill today as a way to honour Indigenous people forced to attend residential schools. Survivors of residential schools from across the country attended the event, along with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Stephanie Scott, executive director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, …

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Toronto boy whose parents raised $3M to treat his rare genetic disorder starts clinical trial

After his parents desperately raised $3 million over three years trying to find a cure for their son’s rare genetic disease, Michael Pirovolakis is one step closer to possible recovery. Michael, 4, is the only child in Canada diagnosed with spastic paraplegia 50 (SPG50), a slowly progressing neurodegenerative disorder that generally …

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‘Red flags’ for money laundering raised in B.C. misconduct findings on honorary consul for Ukraine

A lawyer who also serves as the honorary consul for Ukraine in Vancouver committed professional misconduct when he helped complete 15 real estate deals referred to him by a convicted drug trafficker, the Law Society of B.C. Tribunal has found. Lubomir (Mir) Ihor Huculak failed to make reasonable inquiries about …

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Olympic figure skating minimum age raised to 17 following Kamila Valieva controversy in Beijing

No 15-year-old figure skaters will be allowed to compete at the 2026 Olympics following the controversy surrounding Russian national champion Kamila Valieva at this year’s Beijing Games. A new age limit for figure skaters at senior international events was passed Tuesday by the International Skating Union in a 110-16 vote …

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Digital health care company Sharecare announces plans to go public via a SPAC at a valuation of $3.9B; the company has raised a total of $425M (Christine Hall/Crunchbase News)

Digital health care company Sharecare announces plans to go public via a SPAC at a valuation of .9B; the company has raised a total of 5M (Christine Hall/Crunchbase News)

Christine Hall / Crunchbase News: Digital health care company Sharecare announces plans to go public via a SPAC at a valuation of $3.9B; the company has raised a total of $425M  —  Digital health care company Sharecare announced its plans Friday to join the public markets through a merger with …

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