The Daily Populous

Friday April 12nd, 2019 day edition

image for Terry Glavin: It's official – China is a threat to Canada's national security

Beijing needed to throw somebody up against a wall and slap him around, so President Xi Jinping chose Justin Trudeau.

Beijing’s complex campaigns of subversion, threats, influence-buying, bullying and espionage in Canada stretch back much farther than last December, of course.

So it was refreshing to see that Tuesday’s first-ever annual report from the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP) made no bones about it.

China is a threat to Canada’s national security, the committee found.

China figures in the report’s findings under espionage and foreign influence, and under cyber threats as well.

The report also notes a 2017 warning from David Mulroney, a former ambassador to China, about Beijing’s influence-peddling efforts in Canada.

China is known globally for its efforts to influence Chinese communities and the politics of other countries Report by the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians. »

French court finds Monsanto guilty of poisoning farmer

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A French appeals court has said US chemicals giant Monsanto was guilty of poisoning a farmer who said he suffered neurological damage after accidentally inhaling fumes from a weedkiller made by the company.

Paul François, a cereal farmer, had already won previous lawsuits against Monsanto, which was bought by Germany’s Bayer last year, in 2012 and 2015.

It was the latest judgment against Monsanto involving its weedkillers and pesticides, which have been widely used around the world for years. »

Man who created own credit card sues bank for not sticking to terms

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Instead, the 42-year-old from Voronezh, Russia, scanned it into his computer, altered the terms and sent it back to Tinkoff Credit Systems.

Mr Argarkov's version of the contract contained a 0pc interest rate, no fees and no credit limit.

Tinkoff apparently failed to read the amendments, signed the contract and sent Mr Argakov a credit card . »

It was son who found remains of woman killed 23 years ago

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A transcript of a police interview with Bonnie Haim's son, Aaron Fraser, now 26, shows he was the one who alerted police to human remains in 2014.

Fraser had claimed for years that he witnessed his mother's murder as a young child.

It wasn't disclosed that Fraser was the one who found the remains until News4Jax obtained Monday the interview through public records. »