Philip Ling

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Parliament Hill evacuation in Ottawa may have been prompted by hoax or bad tip, sources say

An investigation into a “potential threat” behind the lockdown of Parliament Hill for a time was in its second day Sunday, after police in Ottawa determined there was no danger to public safety. Sources tell CBC News that investigators are looking into whether the source of the threat was a hoax or the result of a bad tip.

Agreement reached on First Nations child welfare compensation

Sources close to the negotiations told CBC News the agreement was reached on Friday to settle compensation claims related to a landmark Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling on First Nations child welfare compensation.

Former space agency engineer charged by Mounties claimed to have overseen major Canadian projects

Wanping Zheng, who was charged last week in what police are calling "a matter of foreign actor interference," claimed publicly to have overseen a number of major Canadian aerospace projects.

Canada leads international coalition calling on China to allow investigators free access to Xinjiang

Canada is leading an international effort at the United Nations to demand that China allow "meaningful and unfettered access" to investigate "credible reports" of widespread human rights violations against China's Muslim minority in Xinjiang province, CBC News has learned.

Government extends flight ban from India, Pakistan until June 21

The Canadian government has extended its ban on flights from India and Pakistan until June 21 in a move to prevent and control the spread of the novel coronavirus and its variants.

Canadians who cross border for vaccine must quarantine on return, Ottawa says

Canadians looking to drive across the border to the United States for the sole purpose of getting a COVID-19 vaccine are not exempt from mandatory quarantine upon their return.

'Do your duty' and get vaccinated, says Jean Chrétien

Former prime minister Jean Chrétien is calling on Canadians to "do their duty" and get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect the health of their friends, family and neighbours.

Vaccine nationalism an issue of 'enlightened self-interest,' UN Secretary General warns

Developed countries hoarding COVID-19 vaccines is not only unfair and unjust, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says, it is also “a matter of enlightened self-interest.”

UN in 'serious negotiations' with China about letting observers into Xinjiang province: Antonio Guterres

The United Nations is engaged in a “serious negotiation” with China about granting UN officials access to China's western Xinjiang province — scene of what many Western nations have called a campaign of genocide directed by Beijing against the Muslim minority Uyghur population.

It's 'absolutely essential' Canada repatriate citizens in Syrian camps: Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says it is “absolutely essential” countries such as Canada repatriate Canadian women and children currently being held in prison camps in Syria.