Global National Full Headlines for April 29

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Published on April 30, 2021 by

On this episode of Global National: Louise Arbour, a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), has been tasked with leading an independent, external review into the Canadian military’s handling of sexual harassment and misconduct allegations within its ranks. Mercedes Stephenson looks at the goal of this review, which is the second the Canadian Forces have faced since 2015.

Turning to COVID-19 vaccine news: People aged 18 and older in Ontario and Quebec have been promised their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in May. As Heather Yourex-West reports, that guarantee comes as a relief for those working essential jobs that come with high risks of infection.

International aid has finally arrived in India, as the health-care system grapples with a worsening COVID-19 crisis. But as Crystal Goomansingh explains, the help may have come too late to save the country from the worst of the pandemic.

U.S. President Joe Biden officially has 100 days of his first term behind him and has big plans for the next 1,360. Jackson Proskow looks at the impact of Biden’s leadership so far and the historic plans now underway.

Plus, after spending 17 years underground, millions of periodical cicadas across the U.S. are preparing to emerge en mass. Mike Drolet reports on the species, where they’re set to swarm and how long people can expect the insects to stick around.

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