China's Xi calls for unity at former leader Jiang Zemin's memorial service

China’s Xi Jinping, pictured here, in Beijing on December 6 called on the country to unite around his leadership as he addressed a memorial service for former leader Jiang Zemin, following an unprecedented show of dissent over his zero-COVID policy and authoritarian rule. (CCTV/AP)

China’s Xi Jinping, pictured here, in Beijing on December 6 called on the country to unite around his leadership as he addressed a memorial service for former leader Jiang Zemin, following an unprecedented show of dissent over his zero-COVID policy and authoritarian rule. (CCTV/AP)

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opinion | Tom Mulcair: This is why the federal health-care proposal is so disappointing

Justin Trudeau has thrown in the towel in the fight to maintain the federal role as gatekeeper of a public, universal, accessible and fair health-care system in Canada, writes former NDP leader Tom Mulcair in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca. 'That could have tragic consequences for folks on the lower rungs of the social and economic ladder.'

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