On this episode of Global National: Many people across Canada are trying to grapple with the discovery of unmarked graves of an estimated 215 children on the grounds of an old residential school in Kamloops, B.C. But as Heather Yourex-West reports, residential school survivors say it’s time to try harder to find all the children who never returned from these government- and church-run institutions.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising more “concrete action” to support survivors and Canada’s Indigenous peoples in the wake of the discovery. But as David Akin reports, the promise comes as Ottawa faces more pressure to fulfill key recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Plus, Manitoba’s hospitals are overwhelmed by the high rate of COVID-19 infections in its third wave of the pandemic. As Brittany Greenslade reports, doctors are calling for a complete lockdown as health workers are on the verge of breaking down.
In Israel, as Crystal Goomansingh reports, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on increasingly shaky ground as his political rivals attempt to join together in a bid to form a government and unseat the country’s longest-serving prime minister for good.
And finally, Eric Sorensen looks at how some essential fans were gearing up in-person for a classic Canadian hockey rivalry.