Canada and World Full Headlines for March 3

Published on March 4, 2021 by

On tonight’s top story: An Ontario judge has convicted Alek Minassian of 26 counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder in the Toronto van attack of April 2018. Lawyers for the 28-year-old argued he wasn’t criminally responsible because of his autism, but the judge rejected that defence. Eric Sorensen has the reaction and relief from survivors and families of the victims.

In explosive testimony, former military ombudsman Gary Walbourne alleged that in 2018, Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan refused to look at evidence of sexual misconduct allegations against Gen. Jonathan Vance. Mercedes Stephenson reports on the potential impact of his testimony on Sajjan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The pandemic isn’t over, but some American governors are acting like it is by removing restrictions and mask mandates. As Jackson Proskow explains, the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) fears this will trigger a new surge in COVID-19 cases.

Cong Peiwu, China’s ambassador to Canada, is making bold claims about detained Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, and about the Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims. David Akin reports on the ambassador’s comments and the response from the prime minister.

Two of Canada’s hottest housing markets are getting even hotter. Sales and prices have been rising in both Vancouver and Toronto, which would normally happen in the spring. Robin Gill explains why homes are going like hotcakes.

All 31 crewmembers aboard the FV Atlantic Destiny are relieved to be back on dry land after a fire erupted on the scallop dragger. Ross Lord explains how Canadian and American teams joined forces to perform a precarious rescue mission.

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