On this episode of Global National: As the Catholic Church faces pressure to take responsibility for its role in Canada’s residential school system failures, Pope Francis expressed his pain and sympathies over the discovery of unmarked graves of children in Kamloops, B.C. But as David Akin reports, the Pope offered no formal apology.
Although the Pope didn’t apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in the system, Paul Johnson reports on how Indigenous communities in Kamloops feel about the lack of acknowledgement. While Neetu Garcha speaks with a survivor of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on how he’s struggling with the ordeal.
Plus, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is under fire from within his own party after he was seen having a business dinner with a small group of staffers, brushing the boundaries of his province’s COVID-19 restrictions. As Heather Yourex-West reports, Kenney’s own cabinet ministers are demanding an apology, despite his claims the meeting was well within the rules.
Duty-free shops are calling on the Canadian government for support, as ongoing pandemic travel restrictions continue to impact their sales and the quality of supplies. Mike Le Couteur explains why resuming travel is essential for their survival.
In the U.S.,former president Donald Trump re-emerged on the political stage Saturday night, as the keynote speaker at the North Carolina Republican Convention. As Jennifer Johnson reports, Trump maintains a firm grip over the GOP.
In Sri Lanka, a sunken container ship off the coast is spilling fuel and dangerous chemicals, as well as billions of tiny plastic pellets used to make shopping bags. As Redmond Shannon explains, the environmental disaster is also putting a spotlight on the damaging toll of plastic pollution.
And Jesse Thomas looks at the lasting legacy and complicated history of the Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children on its 100th anniversary.