On this episode of Global National: Doctors and politicians are trying to persuade more Canadians to get immunized against COVID-19 as the more contagious Delta variant spreads further among the unvaccinated. As Mike Le Couteur reports, if persuasion doesn’t work, coercion could be the next step.
Plus, the Montreal Canadiens hockey team are under intensifying criticism for drafting Logan Mailloux. The 18-year-old defenceman pleaded guilty in Sweden to sharing sexually explicit images of a woman without her consent. As Mike Armstrong reports, sponsors, advocates against sexual abuse and even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are denouncing the team’s decision.
Also, the RCMP confirm they’re investigating sexual abuse allegations dating back decades at Fort Alexander Residential School in Manitoba. Brittany Greenslade reports on why it’s only coming to light now and what it means for First Nations communities revisiting more trauma.
In the United States, a congressional inquiry in Washington, D.C. saw police officers testifying on the harrowing details about the deadly Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol. Jackson Proskow reports on their emotional testimony, and what these officers are calling for.
And Canadian women continue to lead the way for Team Canada at the Tokyo Olympics. Crystal Goomansingh explains how history was made, and which Olympians hauled in the hardware.
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