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Sean Boynton

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Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by Sean:

Coronavirus: Health Canada issues warning over counterfeit N95 respirators

The safety warning issued Monday evening said that the respirators were falsely labelled and may not provide the proper protection against the novel coronavirus. → Read More

1 dead, 2 critically injured after Canada Day shooting in Halifax

Police say they did not initially release that one person was found dead 'as a result of the circumstances and the ongoing investigation.' → Read More

U.S. buys up worldwide stock of remdesivir, drug seen as potential COVID-19 treatment

The Department of Health and Human Services has secured more than 500,000 treatment courses of the drug from its sole manufacturer Gilead for American hospitals through September. → Read More

Coronavirus cases have hit 10 million worldwide. Where do we go from here?

Experts say the rate of infection, which has accelerated over the past month, could be slowed if countries start learning from each other. → Read More

China says Kovrig, Spavor may be freed if Canada ends Meng Wanzhou case

A spokesman for China's foreign ministry sided with a recent legal opinion saying Canada's attorney general can end the Huawei executive's extradition at any time. → Read More

Prominent Canadians call on Trudeau to end Meng Wanzhou case to free 2 Michaels

In a letter, the Canadians cite a recent legal opinion that the minister of justice has the power to end the Huawei executive's extradition process at any time. → Read More

Accused killer of Black Lives Matter activist Oluwatoyin Salau confessed to police: docs

Court documents show Aaron Glee Jr. willfully confessed to police and his own family that he kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered Salau and 75-year-old Victoria Sims. → Read More

Breonna Taylor death: Fired police officer shot ‘blindly’ in ‘reckless conduct,’ chief says

The Louisville Police Department posted the termination letter for Det. Brett Hankison, who has 10 days to appeal the decision. → Read More

Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor formally charged by China for alleged espionage

Statements from Chinese prosecutors Friday said the charges were reached after "legal review." → Read More

Grocery giants called to testify before MPs over ending employee wage top-ups for COVID-19

In a unanimous vote, the House of Commons industry committee called Loblaw Companies, Metro and Empire Co. to testify on why they cancelled the bonus pay for employees on the same day last week. → Read More

What does ‘defund the police’ really mean? Experts say confusion harming progress

Confusion over what advocates are pushing for has persisted, which experts say is allowing critics to dismiss the movement. → Read More

Fourth Black male found dead by hanging in U.S., authorities suspect suicide

The teenager was found at a school in the Houston, Tex., area, police said, adding there were "no signs of foul play." → Read More

Hanging deaths of 2 Black men in U.S. to be investigated by federal officials

Local authorities have said there is no evidence of foul play in the deaths of Robert Fuller in Palmdale and Malcolm Harsch in Victorville and early indications point both to suicide, but sheriffs have pledged to continue to investigate the cases. → Read More

Coronavirus cases jump by a million in 1 week to reach 8 million worldwide

It's the fastest pace that a million new cases have been recorded since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to public health data. → Read More

Greta Thunberg calls video of Chief Allan Adam’s RCMP arrest ‘very disturbing to see’

Thunberg noted she met with Adam when she travelled to Fort McMurray, Alta., last year. → Read More

Trump changes date of Tulsa rally from Juneteenth after outcry from Black leaders

The change came a day after reports suggested that Trump's campaign had expected blowback over the June 19 date, but decided to move ahead with their plans. → Read More

Louisville council unanimously passes ‘Breonna’s Law’ banning no-knock warrants

The measure is named after Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was shot in her apartment after police executed a no-knock warrant. → Read More

U.S. coronavirus cases hit 2 million as some states see surges

Researchers now estimate that 145,728 people could die of COVID-19 in the U.S. by August. → Read More

Black man’s death in police custody in Washington ruled homicide, mayor calls for justice

The death of Manuel Ellis has been ruled a homicide by the medical examiner. → Read More

Religious leaders ‘outraged’ over Trump photo op at D.C. church amid George Floyd protests

Prominent politicians also denounced the act, which followed police clearing away protesters with tear gas and flash bangs. → Read More