Global National: Mar. 11, 2023 | Vincent Ke to sit as independent amid election allegations

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In tonight’s top story: Developments surrounding a Global News investigation into allegations of foreign interference in Canada’s 2019 federal election. Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he’s supporting Vincent Ke, who was a member of Ford’s progressive Conservative government until he opted out last night, choosing to sit as an independent. This follows bombshell allegations from intelligence sources that Ke was part of a covert network helping to advance Beijing’s agenda in Canada. A third parliamentary committee has now opened its own investigation into foreign interference. David Akin has more.

A day after one of the biggest bank failures in American history forced Washington to intervene, there are potential concerns for a spillover effect when markets open on Monday. After more than 40 years of operation, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) – a leading lender for tech start-ups — ran short on cash due. As Reggie Cecchini explains, it’s left customers unsure if they’ll have access to their money.

In New Brunswick, a large group of counter-protesters, in support of drag performers and LGBTQ2S+ rights, faced off with a much smaller rally opposing drag storytime events. Family-friendly, drag storytime performances for children have become frequent targets of hatred and backlash against the LGBTQ2 community. As Heather Yourex-West reports, it’s happening as far-right attacks on the community seem to be on the rise.

Artificial Intelligence can be a powerful tool in the health-care sector, synthesizing large amounts of data to spot new trends, all the while helping doctors make informed and educated decisions. But when it comes to information about women and their own personal health, experts say there’s a gap. Katherine Ward explains.

If you haven’t heard of him yet, chances are – you will soon. Singer-songwriter Aysanabee is a self-taught artist — nominated this year for his first Juno Award — and is on the path to be the next great musical talent from Canada. As Mike Drolet discovered for The New Reality, his voice is as unforgettable as his journey.

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