After nearly three years in a Chinese prison, Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig have returned home. Jeff Semple reports on the emotional reunions, and what the timing of the men’s release so soon after Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou herself was free to return home says about China’s concerns with its global image. The West Block also spoke with Kovrig at his sister’s home in Toronto and sat down with the family. The full interview will air on The West Block on Sunday.
U.S. officials have cleared a migrant encampment at a Texas border crossing. Jennifer Johnson explains why the White House is under scrutiny for its treatment of Haitians seeking asylum.
The Canadian military watchdog is investigating whether there was a deliberate attempt by military police to cover up one officer’s alleged misconduct. As Mike Le Couteur reports, it’s the latest example of a broken justice system within the military, and calls are growing for the force to disband.
Plus, it’s the end of Angela Merkel’s era as Germany’s chancellor. Redmond Shannon looks into who could replace her, and the legacy she leaves behind after 16 years in office.
And the pandemic pet boom is starting to bust. Crystal Goomansingh reports on why people are returning furry companions they adopted when COVID-19 first hit.