Canada and World Full Headlines for December 23

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Published on December 24, 2020 by

On tonight’s top story: Health Canada has now given the green light to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. Mike Le Couteur explains when the first doses could arrive in Canada, how this rollout will be different from Pfizer-BioNTech’s shot, and how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning Canadians not to let their guard down.

In Alberta, people who live alone have been granted an exemption to attend another household’s holiday gathering. Heather Yourex-West looks at the guidelines, the risks, and the reaction.

With France’s border to the United Kingdom reopened, anyone who now enters must have a negative COVID-19 test result. As Crystal Goomansingh explains, thousands of truckers are waiting for tests, as health officials react to a fast-spreading mutation of the virus.

U.S. President Donald Trump is lashing out over a $900 billion pandemic relief bill, which Congress finally passed after months of debate. Jennifer Johnson explains what Trump wants to be changed and what could happen if he vetoes the bill.

Ten correctional officers have been charged in the 2019 death of Jonathan Henoche. The Indigenous man, 33, died while being held at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s. Ross Lord reports on the charges and the unanswered questions about this case.

Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig are about to mark their third Christmas behind bars in China. Now, Kevin and Julia Garratt, a B.C. couple who know what Spavor and Kovrig are enduring, say a small act of kindness from Canadians can make a big difference for the two Michaels. Abigail Bimman explains.

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