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U.S. to Formally Request Extradition of Huawei Official

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Canadian authorities arrested Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer of Chinese tech company Huawei, in December on charges of violating American sanctions on Iran (Reuters 1).  The United States’ Department of Justice recently stated that it will submit a formal request to Canadian authorities to extradite Meng for trial in the U.S. (AP).  Extradition requests must be […]

Canadian Federal Committee Examines Human Trafficking Cross-Country

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On Monday, Jennifer Holleman delivered a powerful speech to a cross- country parliamentary committee meeting on human trafficking in Halifax, Canada (Ottawa). Holleman developed her passion for preventing human trafficking after her daughter died in a car accident with a john two years ago (Ottawa). Holleman’s daughter, Maddison Fraser, moved to Alberta, Canada in her […]

Trump’s America and the Global Economy

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Hours after taking office in January 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump began implementing his 100-day action plan, aimed at bolstering the American workforce, economy and security (WP). In his Inaugural Speech, Trump announced that “[w]e must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs” […]

Global Fund Raises $12.9 Billion to End Epidemics

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In Montréal on September 17, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFFATM) raised US$12.9 billion from international donors (CCTV 1; Reuters). Hosted by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Global Fund 5th Replenishment Conference welcomed significant contributions from several key donors (GF; Reuters). This included the […]