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“People must be able to speak freely, without fear”

My dad was jailed at Tiananmen Square. Now in Canada, I’m protesting Chinese oppression.
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A brilliant scientist was mysteriously fired from a Winnipeg virus lab. No one knows why.

She was escorted away by the RCMP more than two years ago, sparking international controversy. What really happened to Xiangguo Qiu?
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‘I’m reasonably sure I need less Céline and more Stompin’ Tom’

Letters to the editor, January 27, 2022: Readers weigh in on Céline Dion, a beetle-obsessed scientist, and the future of the Liberal party
Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos participates in a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic and Health Canada’s approval of the antiviral treatment Paxlovid in Ottawa, Jan. 17, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Health Canada approves new COVID treatment

Politics Insider for Jan. 18: China baselessly claims COVID originated in Canada; Ottawa says COVID tests at airport will stay in place; calls for Alberta justice minister’s resignation intensify
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Canada’s hesitancy on military defence is leaving us vulnerable

Paul Wells: NORAD says the threats are higher than they’ve been in decades and action is needed now. Good luck getting Canada on board.
David Lametti

Canada’s cabinet still has no official marching orders

Politics Insider for Dec 8, 2021: Justin Trudeau’s running late; a former commander is charged with sexual assault; and a new bill could change drug sentencing
Speedskating trials last October in Beijing, a controversial choice as host city for the 2022 Winter Games (Lintao Zhang/International Skating Union/Getty Images)

Why is Canada playing in the 2022 Beijing Olympics?

The 2022 Winter Games are set to open in Beijing, but many Canadians believe our athletes should not be going
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Erin O’Toole is going down swinging—at his own party

Politics Insider for Dec 7, 2021: Justin Trudeau’s uncertain future; Erin O’Toole’s hail mary; and the ambassador to China’s resignation
Jean Chretien in Brampton, Ont., Sept. 14, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Jean Chrétien chides Justin Trudeau over slow efforts to free the two Michaels

Politics Insider for Oct. 25, 2021: The Liberals get called out; Jason Kenney’s in trouble; and Alberta’s new mayors talk shop
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How Canada’s CanSino COVID-19 vaccine deal with China collapsed

Politics Insider for Oct. 15, 2021: The made-in-Canada vaccine breakdown; cabinet talk; and a CPC suspension