Google mobility data suggests Sweden “socially distanced” less than other countries

By Ryan McMaken, Mises Institute 10/19/2020 As is often pointed out by pro-lockdown publications like the New York Times, Sweden has experienced covid-19 deaths at a rate above that of some of its neighbours that imposed relatively strict lockdowns, such as Denmark. What is rarely mentioned, however, is that Sweden’s deaths per million are also […]

Canadian intelligence assessments of Saddam’s Iraq got it right, new paper says

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press OTTAWA — A new research paper says Canadian intelligence assessments on Iraq were generally accurate in the run−up to the U.S.−led invasion of 2003 — unlike reports produced in Washington and London that were used to justify war. Almost nothing has been said outside government circles about Canadian judgments […]

“Trudeau government announces additional humanitarian aid to Lebanon”

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced an additional $25 million in aid to help the people of Lebanon struggling to recover from last week’s devastating explosion in Beirut. That brings Canada’s total contribution to the international aid effort to $30 million. Trudeau says the additional funding is intended to help trusted humanitarian aid […]

Canada decries death penalty after second Canadian sentenced in China this week

OTTAWA — Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada is telling China that it strongly opposes the death penalty, after a second Canadian was sentenced to death on drug charges by a Chinese court this week.   Ye Jianhui was sentenced Friday by the Foshan Municipal Intermediate Court in the southern province of Guangdong after […]