Only 50 new feature films will be in the lineup while red carpets will be virtual. The festival will also launch a digital platform to show movies.
The letter sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau comes as Canadian senators called for sanctions on Chinese officials.
Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in what was widely seen as a retaliatory measure against Canada after Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou's December 2018 arrest in Vancouver.
Covid-19 has now killed over 439,000 people worldwide since the outbreak started in China last year, according to tracking websites. Here are the developments for June 16:
The video, filmed and released by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, show an officer rushing at Chief Allan Adam on March 10 during an encounter over an expired license plate. The officer tackles Adam and punches him in the face.
Cristobal ended a trek from the Gulf of Mexico up through the midsection of the US that caused flooding across the region.
Panicky and desperate moves by Brussels to bully Boris Johnson are going to backfire.
Canadian PM Trudeau's comments came a day after police officers shot and killed an indigenous woman in the Atlantic province of New Brunswick.
The ruling, which could further deteriorate relations between Ottawa and Beijing, elicited immediate strong reaction from China's embassy in Canada.
The global coronavirus pandemic has affected almost 5 million people, with around 320,000 deaths. Here are more coronavirus-related updates for May 19:
Coronavirus pandemic has brought a virtual halt in air travel, leading to an unprecedented number of flight cancellations globally and forcing airlines to book hefty losses.
Death toll from coronavirus pandemic crosses 250,000 as confirmed cases exceed 3.7 million. Here are the developments on the pandemic for May 6, 2020.
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