Canada and World Full Headlines for February 4

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Published on February 5, 2021 by

On this episode of Global National: After weeks of COVID-19 vaccine shortages, the Canadian government is warning provinces that more disruptions are on the horizon, and officials confirmed Thursday that fewer doses of Moderna’s vaccine will arrive later this month. Abigail Bimman reports on the roadblocks and the reassurances as Canada struggles with its vaccination campaign.

Eric Sorensen looks at how other countries are doing with their COVID-19 vaccine plans and why Canada is facing criticism for dipping into a special global pool of vaccines.

And, homeless people are struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including in Quebec where shelters have reached capacity in Montreal. There are growing calls for the government to help, but as Amanda Jelowicki reports, it’s an uphill battle.

Plus, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) is opening a probe into the allegations of inappropriate behaviour against former chief of defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance. Mercedes Stephenson has the latest developments.

Turning to the U.S., Jackson Proskow reports as the House of Representatives voted on Thursday to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments for her past and present activity on social media.

And, with one year to go until the winter Olympic games in China, activists are calling for a boycott to the games due to the country’s human rights record. Crystal Goomansingh has more.

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