On this episode of Global National: Canada is a step closer to getting an international COVID-19 vaccine passport, as Ottawa unveils its plan for a standardized document for travel. Abigail Bimman explains how the feds plan to piggyback off the provinces’ and territories’ existing proof-of-vaccination programs.
And with some COVID-19 benefits expiring soon, the Canadian government has unveiled “targeted” financial supports to replace them. Who can apply and how long will the support last? David Akin reports.
New COVID-19 modelling projects Saskatchewan’s crisis could get worse if strict measures aren’t implemented soon. As Heather Yourex-West explains, hospitals are struggling to meet care demands and that’s impacting patients who don’t have COVID-19.
Plus, Steve Bannon, the former top aide for former U.S. president Donald Trump, has been found in criminal contempt of Congress. Jackson Proskow explains what it has to do with the January 6th riots in Washington, what this ruling means and what’s next.
A 25-year-old man in the United Kingdom, Ali Harbi Ali, has been charged with murder and terrorism in the fatal stabbing of British MP David Amess. Crystal Goomansigh reports.
Also, the keys to victory: Meet Bruce Xiaoyu Liu, the young Canadian pianist who just won the top prize at the Chopin Competition.