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Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor stand as they are recognized before an address from US President Joe Biden in the Canadian House of Commons on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Canada, March 24, 2023.

Mandel Ngan/Pool via REUTERS

Canada’s “Two Michaels” now have two different stories

For three years, Canadians were outraged by China’s detention of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, two Canadian businessmen arrested in 2018 on allegedly false charges of espionage. But the myth of the “Two Michaels” just exploded with revelations this weekend that Kovrig had previously been a Canadian intelligence asset who, according to Spavor, may have embroiled him in spying without his knowledge.
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