On Thursday’s episode of Global National: the COVID-19 pandemic has put Canada’s continuous crisis with long-lasting care houses in the spotlight. David Akin looks at the proposed solutions, the calls to ban “for-profit” facilities, and the needs for nationwide requirements.
Quebec Premier François Legault desires Canadian soldiers already deployed to long-term care homes to remain up until September, however it likely will not happen. Mike Armstrong explains why, and how the province is desperately looking for more workers for these centers.
South of the border, George Floyd’s death has actually ignited mass demonstrations in Minneapolis and solitary protests in other U.S. cities. The 46- year-old unarmed black guy passed away in cops custody on Monday. Video shows a white officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for a number of minutes till he lost consciousness. Jackson Proskow reports on the growing calls for murder charges to be laid against the officer involved with Floyd’s killing.
Plus, the COVID-19 pandemic has made a bad circumstance worse for individuals battling with mental disorder and addiction. Heather Yourex-West has the heartbreaking stories of some households captured in the middle of the two health crises.
After Canada’s worst mass shooting left 22 innocent Nova Scotians dead in April, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented a restriction on military-style assault weapons. It’s causing confusion and controversy. Mercedes Stephenson looks at the intricate new rules, and discusses which weapons are covered by the restriction, and which aren’t.
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