On this episode of Global National: Ontario Premier Doug Ford is bringing back some tight pandemic restrictions, as a record-breaking COVID-19 surge risks pushing the province’s hospitals to the breaking point. Mike Drolet reports on some of the new measures, and what’s at stake.
As cases also reach record highs in Atlantic Canada, provinces are facing difficult decisions to prevent their health systems from being swamped. Ross Lord looks at how Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador are trying to strike a delicate balance while their tightening restrictions.
And with some provinces taking measures to control the spread of Omicron in schools, critics say advice that’s been given throughout the pandemic is being ignored. Jamie Mauracher explains.
Nearly a year after the violent insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, there are still unanswered questions over what role former president Donald Trump played in inciting the mob. But as Jackson Proskow reports, mounting new evidence suggests Trump refused to take action as his supporters stormed the building.
Plus, Prince Andrew is facing a civil lawsuit from Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who’s accusing him of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager. Now a 2009 legal settlement between Giuffre and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has been unsealed, revealing she agreed not to sue anyone connected to Epstein. Redmond Shannon explains why one lawyer believes the suit against Prince Andrew should proceed.
And from junk to artistic gems – Jay Durant looks at one B.C. man’s creative mission to reduce plastic waste.
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