On this episode of Global National: Team Canada makes a splash at the Tokyo Olympics, as Canadian women lead the way by nabbing the country’s first set of silver medals in women’s freestyle relay and synchronized diving. As Crystal Goomansingh explains, the latest achievements are also putting swimmer Penny Oleksiak in an elite Olympic class.
Meanwhile, the race continues to vaccinate even more people across North America, as the United States sees a dangerous resurgence of cases while vaccination rates stall. As Jennifer Johnson reports, a crisis is looming for the country, as it combats the more transmissible Delta variant.
In Ottawa, migrant workers took to Parliament Hill Sunday, calling for Canada to change immigration laws and allow them rights and freedoms enjoyed by all Canadians. As David Akin explains, they hope to make their cause an election issue.
And the wildfire fight continues in British Columbia, as over 250 fires continue to burn in the province. Hot and dry conditions continue to fuel them. Lauren Pullen repots from the ongoing situation near Oliver, B.C., where the nearby Nk’Mip Creek Fire is still growing.
Finally, Canada is on the eve of a major milestone, as Inuk leader Mary Simon prepares to be sworn in as the country 30th governor general. She’s the first Indigenous person to take on the role of the Queen’s representative. David Akin takes a look at her story, and how she carved her path into Rideau Hall.