The province just west of Manitoba, with equivalent if not higher COVID-19 case counts per capita, has come up with a detailed reopening road map for businesses and residents. Saskatchewan is using a three-pronged approach that hinges on vaccination levels for different age groups, which would allow that province to lift public-health restrictions using a targeted timeline this summer. So, why isn’t Manitoba following suit? In interviews with the Free Press, business leaders and stakeholders across the province said that’s something they’ve been asking for months. But the Manitoba government has yet to deliver, they said. “So far into this pandemic, no one has had any idea or opportunity to prepare for what comes next,” said Chuck Davidson, president and chief executive officer of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, on Wednesday. “Especially for businesses, we’ve found it to be an uncomfortable position of just being constantly frustrated. “What Saskatchewan is doing is … [Read more...] about Where’s Manitoba’s road map to recovery?
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A comprehensive new report has mapped out the structures, methods and effects of what it calls China’s global foreign interference system. And the report’s author tells the Star he believes such activities are “widespread” in Canada, with clues often out in the open. The report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) think-tank details how Beijing uses the United Front Work Department to stifle criticism, infiltrate foreign political parties, diaspora communities, universities and multinational corporations. The report draws on extensive reviews of Chinese Communist Party documents, Chinese-language media articles, overseas organizations’ websites as well as photographs and posts on Chinese social media platforms including WeChat. The United Front Work Department has been an official department of the Chinese Communist Party since 1979, when ambitious Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping tasked it to collect information from sources around the world and advance global … [Read more...] about China’s foreign interference likely ‘widespread’ in Canada, says author of new report
Ukraine is quickly becoming the center of a geopolitical crisis that could be the biggest Europe has seen in the 21st century. But chances are, if you're reading this post, that's where your knowledge cuts out. So, we've answered your most basic questions about the conflict. 1. How did the Ukrainian political crisis start, and who are the major players? The Ukrainian political crisis started on Nov. 21, 2013, when President Viktor Yanukovych abandoned a free-trade agreement with the European Union, choosing instead to align his country’s future with Moscow. Spurred by then-imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko , a Facebook post by journalist and activist Mustafa Nayem and activists on social media who all were hoping their country would lean towards the EU, thousands descended on Kiev’s Independence Square, the site of the nation’s Orange Revolution in 2004. Protests heat up in #Ukraine after collapse of #EU Association Agreement “ @YarikLviv : … [Read more...] about 9 Essential Questions About Ukraine, Answered
Ministry keeps anti-dumping duty on aluminium from China The Ministry of Industry and Trade has decided to continue imposing anti-dumping duties on certain aluminium products originating from China with a tax rate from 4.39 per cent to 35.58 per cent after carrying out the first review. On September 28 last year, the Ministry of Industry and Trade issued a decision to impose anti-dumping duties on some aluminium products originating from China with a rate from 2.49 per cent to 35.58 per cent. The ministry initiated the investigation into the anti-dumping case in January 2019. The investigation found injuries to the domestic aluminium industry. Specifically, most domestic producers suffered losses, many production lines had to stop operating and a large number of workers lost jobs. The major cause was found to be the dumping of aluminium products originating from China at margins of 2.49 per cent to 35.58 per cent. In mid-2020, the ministry received an inquiry to conduct the … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS MAY 4