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Ian Profiri is JURIST’s Staff Correspondent for Canada. He files this dispatch from Calgary.  Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart released a statement Friday evening clarifying his and his city’s position on the copycat “Freedom Convoy” protests that materialized in major cities across Canada this past weekend in the wake of ongoing protests in Ottawa. “As the [...]

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Ian Profiri is JURIST’s Staff Correspondent for Canada. He files this dispatch from Calgary. Trucker protests against vaccine mandates in Ottawa continue. The “Freedom Convoy” has now spent nearly a week occupying the streets surrounding Parliament Hill, and it is believed they intend to extend their stay for as long as possible. Frustration and discontent [...]

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Ian Profiri is JURIST’s Staff Correspondent for Canada. He files this dispatch from Calgary.  Today marks the second official day of the “Freedom Convoy” protests in Ottawa. The protestors, initially self-identifying as long-haul truckers opposed to vaccine-related cross-border mandates imposed by Parliament, now appear to have devolved into a cacophony of individuals making complaints about [...]

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Ian Profiri is JURIST’s Staff Correspondent for Canada. He files this dispatch from Calgary.  The government of Canada has filed for an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada over a September 29 Federal Court decision to uphold a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal order requiring Ottawa to compensate First Nations (FN) children for the role [...]

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Ian Profiri is JURIST’s Staff Correspondent for Canada. He files this dispatch from Calgary.  Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and the US Justice Department officials have reached a deal to resolve the criminal charges laid against her over three years ago that have raised tensions between the US, China, and Canada. As part of the deal, [...]

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Ian Profiri is JURIST’s Staff Correspondent for Canada. He files this dispatch from Calgary. Late Wednesday evening, the Alberta government surprised Albertans by declaring a State of Public Health Emergency in a purported effort to protect what has become a fragile healthcare system in the wake of the fourth wave of Covid-19. At approximately 10pm [...]

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Calgary Sports and Entertainment (CSEC) announced Monday that, effective September 15, all future Calgary Flames, Stampeders, and Hitmen games will require every fan and employee that is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to have done so before entering their arenas. The announcement comes after the Edmonton Elks, one of the teams playing within the [...]

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It’s official. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled from his residence at 24 Sussex Drive, his family in tow, to Rideau Hall Sunday to officially ask Governor General Mary Simon to dissolve the 43rd Parliament and trigger a snap election. Voting day is scheduled for September 20. Candidates have the next five weeks to appeal [...]

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Canadian citizen Michael Spavor was found guilty and sentenced to 11 years in prison by a Chinese court late Tuesday night on charges of espionage and possession of state secrets in a case that most international observers agree is more political than legal. Chinese officials arrested Spavor and Michael Kovrig on “trumped up” charges of [...]

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The controversial Grassy Mountain Coal Project has been effectively shelved following a decision from Canada’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson. In a statement released Friday, Wilkinson determined that proposed open-pit coal mines in the Crowsnest Pass region of Alberta would likely “cause significant adverse environmental effects” as defined by subsections 5(1) [...]

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