“With respect, we urge you to focus on the facts and the law and leave the politics to the politicians,” Robert Frater, a Crown lawyer, said urging Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes to ignore the “geopolitical winds swirling around” Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case.
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Two years after being arrested, former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor seem to have been “indicted and tried”, according to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying. The two Canadians were arrested on December 10, 2018, days after Canada detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, daughter of the founder of the Chinese colossus.
Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou has received a series of threatening letters, some containing bullets, while under house arrest in Vancouver. Doug Maynard, chief operating officer of Lions Gate Risk Management, revealed the details during a B.C. Supreme Court hearing.
Dubai, 18 November 2020: At the Telecom Review Summit 2020, the Middle East’s largest ICT gathering, Verizon was awarded the ‘Best North American Wholesale Operator’ This year’s Summit was organized both physically and virtually due to the ongoing pandemic, allowing panelists and attendees to participate in the hybrid event from anywhere in the world.
Questions are being raised on whether WhatsApp is losing its reputation as the simple, reliable, secure messaging app after it has announced that users failing to agree to its new data policy before February 8 would risk losing their accounts.
Toronto has launched an on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging station pilot in cooperation with the electric utility Toronto Hydro.
Lawyers for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou argued in a court to let her leave home without the security detail that was a condition of her bail since she was released after her December 2018 arrest.
Society is becoming less dependent on physical cash. Convenience and recent measures to reduce the transfer of germs and viruses have hastened the use of contactless payment. In fact, MasterCard predicts that by 2021, 90 per cent of all transactions will be cashless, with 82 per cent of consumers currently preferring “cleaner” contactless transactions over handling bills and coins.
Quebec’s minister of economy and innovation Pierre Fitzgibbon announced the establishment of the council of innovation with Luc Sirois as director general and chief innovator of Quebec. The mission of the council and chief innovator is to boost innovation in Quebec’s businesses and enterprises.
The BlackBerry keyboard dethroned by touchscreens will live on in a new 5G smartphone planned for release next year, according to a deal between OnwardMobility and Foxconn Technology Group.