Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the federal government will not tolerate racism in the Canadian Armed Forces.

His comments followed a pledge from the commander of the Canadian Army that the military will take swift action if an investigation finds that a reserve member in Manitoba participated in a hate group.

Master Corporal Patrik Mathews joined the reserves in 2010, and is a combat engineer with 38 Canadian Brigade Group in Winnipeg.

No charges have been laid.

But Commander Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre says service members are expected to adhere to a high level of behaviour, and those who don't "have no place in this organization."(1)



Defence lawyers representing a Huawei (WAH'-way) Technologies executive under house arrest for months in Vancouver have released documents to the media ahead of her extradition trial.

They hope the papers will show that the Vancouver-Airport arrest of Huawai C-F-O Meng Wanzhou (MUNG wan-JOH') was unlawful.

The nearly 11-hundred pages of documents released Tuesday include a statement from a Canadian border official who questioned Meng about her business before R-C-M-P arrested her.

The official says he asked Meng whether her company sold products in countries it shouldn't -- including Iran.

Meng eventually admitted the company has an office in Iran.

The U-S is seeking her extradition to face fraud allegations in violating sanctions.(1)



U-S President Donald Trump is defending his trade-and-tariff war with China as a possibly painful move that's necessary for long-term benefits.

Asked by reporters if his China policies could send the U-S into recession, Trump said the idea was "irrelevant" and that it was crucial to take on China.

He said it was "about time" for a confrontation whether it's good or bad for U-S manufacturers or financial markets in the short term. …

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