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How Canadian Bureaucracy Botched a Critical Ebola Treatment

Jun 30 2020 — Justin Ling — In labs around the world, researchers are furiously working on ways to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Therapies to treat the symptoms, antivirals to combat the novel coronavirus itself, and ultimately vaccines to defend the public from the fast-spreading bug. Some labs have been preparing for years. At the world’s most secure facilities—Level 4 laboratories like […]

Canada’s Golden Boy Loses His Shine

Mar 4 2019 — Justin Ling — Damning testimony on a corporate scandal leaves Trudeau’s future shaky. It was Feb. 28, 1984, and Canada’s capital was being pummeled by a blizzard. Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau stepped out of his official Ottawa residence and took a long walk in the snow to contemplate his political future. His government had survived an independence […]

Teflon Trudeau Is His Own Worst Enemy

Mar 22 2018 — Jonathan Kay — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s honeymoon with voters was supposed to end on May 18, 2016. In Parliament that day, members of the leftist New Democratic Party (NDP) attempted to obstruct their fellow MPs as they took their assigned places to vote on a time-sensitive motion. In a scene captured on video, Trudeau pushed a […]

Unlike Trump, Trudeau Plans a Cold Farewell to Canadian Coal Power

Nov 21 2016 — — The debate over coal power is lighting up in both the United States and its northern neighbor. But as President-elect Donald Trump looks to refire the ailing U.S. coal industry when he steps into the Oval Office, Canada now has plans to phase its own coal power out. On Monday, Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna […]

Exclusive: Intercepted Calls Prove Syrian Army Used Nerve Gas, U.S. Spies Say

Aug 28 2013 — — Last Wednesday, in the hours after a horrific chemical attack east of Damascus, an official at the Syrian Ministry of Defense exchanged panicked phone calls with a leader of a chemical weapons unit, demanding answers for a nerve agent strike that killed more than 1,000 people. Those conversations were overheard by U.S. intelligence services, The Cable has […]