When Global Tragedy Touches Canada

When Global Tragedy Touches Canada


As the 737 Maxes remain grounded, we will continue to look into a variety of related questions, including why Boeing was able to convince regulators that 737 pilots required no new training to fly the plane or even be informed about its anti-stall software, and why months have passed without fixes for that software being released.

[Read: Boeing Faces Questions About Its New 737 Max Jets After Ethiopia Crash]

Like many reporters at The Times, I’m still following the Boeing story. But I’m also finding it impossible not to contemplate the grief and disruption the two tragedies brought to so many people in so many places this week.

A reminder that on March 19, Dan Bilefsky, my colleague in Montreal; Chris Buckley, a member of our team of correspondents in Beijing; Katie Benner, our United States Justice Department expert; and Raymond Zhong, a Times technology reporter, will come together to talk about the Chinese telecom giant Huawei, the arrest of its chief financial officer in Vancouver and what it all means to Canada.

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—A March school break trip brought horror and grief to one Canadian family

—It now seems unlikely that Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former justice minister, will again testify about events that have created political havoc for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

—The Hamilton native Harry Howell, who died last week, played 1,160 regular-season games with the New York Rangers, a still-standing team record.

—A boy and a girl born at the same time, yet they seem like identical twins. Are semi-identical twins actually a medical concept?

—Two of the funniest women in the United States talk about their longtime friendship and put on a ukulele show for The Times’s camera.

—Emotions don’t belong just to humans.

—“An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true.” Scarborough, Ontario’s Lilly Singh will join NBC’s late-night lineup.



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