Canada and World Full Headlines for April 2

Published on April 3, 2021 by

On this episode of Global National: Canada’s strategy to vaccinate older people first against COVID-19 means many younger people, who are essential workers, aren’t being prioritized for the shot as the third wave gains steam. As Travis Dhanraj reports, that’s fuelling calls to rearrange the rollout.

Millions of Canadians are now partially vaccinated against COVID-19. So does that mean they still need to wear a face mask? Can they hold parties with other partially vaccinated people? Abigail Bimman reports.

And turning to the United States, another violent attack at the U.S. Capitol has left one police officer dead and another injured. Jackson Proskow reports on the victim, Officer William “Billy” Evans, and how police say the attack unfolded.

Plus, Air Canada and Air Transat have scrapped a $190-million deal to merge. Mike Armstrong explains the hurdles Air Canada faced in its proposed takeover and who’s still interested in buying Air Transat.

People living in war zones are getting ready to roll up their sleeves, as mass COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up. As Crystal Goomansingh reports, aid workers are often getting caught in the middle of conflicts while trying to provide life-saving care.

Also, raising a child with autism, one of the most common developmental disorders, has its challenges. As Mike Drolet reports, cultural factors can make it difficult for some families to access the support they need.

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