The World Turns Its Gaze on Canada’s Political Turmoil
The case has left Canada trapped between two global superpowers. Dan found that many people in Vancouver are not thrilled by Ms. Meng’s protracted stay under house arrest in the city, where she owns two homes with her husband.
“To some, she is yet another wealthy foreigner who has used the city as a real estate investment, helping make it one of the most unaffordable cities in North America,” Dan wrote. “And they contrast her predicament — able to travel relatively freely about the city, if with a GPS tracker around her ankle and under 24-hour surveillance — with that of their fellow citizens, several of whom have been arrested by China in apparent retaliation for Ms. Meng’s arrest.”
This week, China ratcheted up tensions by formally accusing two of the Canadians it arrested of involvement in a spy plot.
[Read: China Accuses Two Canadians of Spying, Widening a Political Rift]
Finally, be sure to check out Dan’s explainer about Ms. Meng and her deportation hearing, which began this week.
[Read: What You Need to Know About the Huawei Court Case in Canada]
Around The Times
—Sebastian Modak, our Travel columnist who is making his way through The Times’s 52 Place to Go list, visited Lake Superior’s ice caves near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and found an unusual adventure: “There are no signboards. I didn’t come across any organized tours to the caves and going out on the ice in search of them is dangerous.”
— Expressions of support and offers of help poured in for Alex Trebek, the son of Sudbury, Ontario, whose role as the longtime host of “Jeopardy!” has made him a celebrity in the United States, after he revealed a cancer diagnosis this week.
— Twenty-one years have passed since Michael J. Fox, another Canadian who found fame across the border, revealed his Parkinson’s diagnosis. He told The New York Times magazine that he’s “developed a relationship with Parkinson’s where I gave the disease its room to do what it needed to do and it left me areas I could still flourish in.”
— Duncan Keith, the three-time Stanley Cup champion from Penticton, British Columbia, shares his workout and wellness secrets.
— Costas Spiliadis made Milos a global restaurant empire, one that’s long had a Montreal outpost. A competitor in Montreal said that before Milos, a Greek restaurant was a place with a couple of guys in “paper hats standing in front of a shawarma machine.”
— Norway may move to divest some of the energy industry holdings in its national wealth fund that were based on oil and gas revenues. For Canada, which is struggling to find foreign investment in the sector, the move is worrying.