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Canada, 10 other countries call out China for torturing human rights lawyers

BEIJING — The Globe and Mail,Published Last updated

Eleven countries have jointly called on the Chinese government to investigate reports of torture against human rights lawyers and urged Beijing to abandon a controversial detention system that holds suspects in secret locations for months at a time. Continue reading

Madeleine Thien, Canada’s newest literary star, a favourite to win prestigious Man Booker Prize

Vancouver-born author won Governor General’s Award, also shortlisted for Giller Prize

By Nigel Hunt, CBC News Posted: Oct 24, 2016 2:50 PM ETLast Updated: Oct 25, 2016 8:29 AM ET



‘I feel like I’ve won the lottery of lotteries already,’ said Booker-nominated Canadian author Madeleine Thien, seen greeting a fan at the 2016 Vancouver Writers Festival. Thien’s latest novel is also nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Giller Prize and other honours. (CBC)

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In Harper’s Canada, charities face intimidation while tax evaders go free



Photo: John Bristowe/flickr

As its website notes, “PEN Canada envisions a world where Continue reading

Baird Statement on 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

June 4, 2014 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“On behalf of all Canadians, we join with Chinese citizens and people around the world in commemorating the 25th anniversary of the violent crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. Continue reading