Canada and World Full Headlines for January 6

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Tonight’s top story: U.S. lawmakers were preparing to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s election win, when an angry mob of supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump’s stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday, halting the proceedings for several hours. The security breach has spawned questions over how protesters were able to pull it off, and why tougher security wasn’t in place beforehand. Jackson Proskow reports on the reaction from Biden and Trump, and the fears about violence on Biden’s Inauguration Day.

Two more Democrats are heading to Washington, after Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff narrowly won Georgia’s two Senate seats. Eric Sorensen breaks down the pivotal race that will allow Democrats to take over control of the Senate, and what the victory means for President-elect Joe Biden.
As expected, Quebec Premier François Legault imposed a new province-wide lockdown, which includes a new 8 p.m. curfew, to curb the COVID-19 crisis. Mike Armstrong explains what the new rules are, what services will close, and what the changes mean for schools.

As of 11:59 EST on January 6, Ottawa is mandating that all air travellers arriving into Canada must prove they don’t have COVID-19 by taking a test. But as Abigail Bimman reports, that’s left Canadians scrambling, and some in the travel industry pushing back.

Dr. Tom Stewart, the CEO of Ontario’s St. Joseph’s Health System and Niagara Health, has resigned from three panels after taking a vacation in the Dominican Republic, going against the public health advisories on non-essential travel. Mike Drolet reports on Stewart’s apology, and the tweets the doctor has since deleted.

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi is apologizing after members of his staff travelled during the holidays, defying public health orders against non-essential travel. As Heather Yourex-West reports, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has yet to answer questions about his United Conservative Party’s own vacation scandal.

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