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The latest Canadian and international news, anchored by Emmy award-winning journalist Dawna Friesen.

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The latest Canadian and international news, anchored by Emmy award-winning journalist Dawna Friesen.

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    Global National: May 4

    Global National: May 4

    On this episode of Global National: Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is facing blowback after new guidance over which COVID-19 vaccine people should prioritize contradicts with earlier advice. Can provinces be able to mix and match different kinds of vaccines to accelerate second doses? Plus, Alberta imposes new pandemic measures to fight its overwhelming surge in hospitalizations. And some tech-savvy Torontonians launch a text message system to help more Canadians get vaccinated.

    • 22 min
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    Global National: May 3

    Global National: May 3

    On this episode of Global National: Ontario's long-term care minister deflects findings and dodges questions over a scathing report detailing the province's failures to protect care homes in the pandemic. Plus, Alberta premier keeps waiting to act as worsening a COVID-19 crisis puts hospitals in jeopardy. Meanwhile, there are accusations of a cover-up by the federal government in Ottawa after a meeting investigating sexual misconduct in the military is cancelled without explanation. And as hopes shrink on reaching herd immunity in the United States, will Canada be able to eradicate the virus for good?

    • 22 min
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    Global National: May 2

    Global National: May 2

    Alberta's hospitals are nearing their breaking point as the province now had the most active COVID-19 cases in Canada. Plus, the threat of an ambulance strike looms over Ontario, as that province still struggles with surging hospitalizations. Meanwhile, Canada has already pledged millions in aid to India - but what else can it do to help COVID-battered country? And Britons step up to do the 100 challenge in honour of the late Capt. Sir Tom Moore.

    • 22 min
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    Global National: Apr 27

    Global National: Apr 27

    On this episode of Global National: Ontario receives some health-care help from Atlantic Canada, as the province fights with the feds over its sick pay promises. Plus, the first reported death due to a blood clot linked to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Canada, and why health officials won't budge on the current vaccine strategy. Meanwhile, as Canada's income tax deadline looms closer, how much has the pandemic complicated filing your return? And how the lockdown in Alberta inspired a labour of love and literature between three care-home residents in Calgary.

    • 22 min
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    Global National: Apr 26

    Global National: Apr 26

    On this episode of Global National: A look at how doctors of different stripes in an Ontario hospital are shifting gears, in order to aid an understaffed intensive care unit overwhelmed by COVID-19 hospitalizations. Plus, a 13-year-old girl from Brampton, Ont., tragically becomes one of Canada's youngest deaths in the pandemic. Meanwhile, Global News investigates complaints from travelers over a COVID-19 testing company. And an historic win in Hollywood meets historically low ratings at the Oscars.

    • 22 min
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    Global National: Apr 25

    Global National: Apr 25

    On this episode of Global National: Canadian doctors and nurses brace for an influx of hospital admissions as COVID-19 hospitalizations reach record highs across provinces. Plus, several countries race to help India, as a massive surge of COVID-19 cases and deaths brings its health-care system to the brink of collapse. Meanwhile, an approaching general strike at the Port of Montreal is threatening an economic disaster for Canada. And we look at how Europe's furious football fans banded together to bring the controversial Super League to its knees.

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