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Amazon to add 3,500 new tech and corporate jobs in Canada

The tech giant is hiring 3,000 new workers for its Vancouver hub and another 500 in Toronto by 2023, the company announced Monday. The expansions include increasing its real-estate footprint by more than 680,000 square feet and 130,000 square feet in downtown Vancouver and Toronto, respectively. (The Logic)

Appnovation raises $11.6 million for global expansion

The app developer raised its Series B equity financing from the Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF), Export Development Canada (EDC) and the U.K.-based BGF. Both CBGF and BGF were previous investors in the Vancouver-based startup, which helps businesses develop mobile apps and improve the experience of users on an existing app. (The Logic)

Meng Wanzhou lawyers back in court to challenge legality of the Huawei executive’s detention

Monday kicked off a week of hearings during which Meng’s lawyers will try to convince the B.C. Supreme Court judge overseeing the extradition case that U.S. officials provided partial and misleading evidence to Canadian authorities about Meng’s alleged efforts to skirt U.S. sanctions on Iran. Meng is accused of lying to an HSBC executive about Huawei’s control of a company alleged to have violated the sanctions. She’s been under house arrest since RCMP officers arrested her on behalf of U.S. authorities at a Vancouver airport in December 2018. (CBC News)

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