Global National: April 18, 2021 | Provinces mobilize emergency help for Ontario amid COVID-19 surge

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  • Global News published this video item, entitled “Global National: April 18, 2021 | Provinces mobilize emergency help for Ontario amid COVID-19 surge” – below is their description.

    In tonight’s top story: The federal government is coordinating with other provinces to mobilize emergency help to Ontario as cases and hospitalizations of COVID-19 are surging in the third wave of the pandemic.

    The federal government also offered to cover all the costs necessary to mobilize health-care staff from provinces to Ontario one day before Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tables the federal government’s budget.

    Mike Le Couteur looks at what’s expected in the upcoming budget.

    As the world looks for economic recovery from the pandemic, the government has pointed to immigration as essential to Canada recovering economically, but some experts say that’s a misleading argument with high numbers of jobless people in the country.

    Mike Drolet reports on how the pandemic affected immigration application processing, which might take months or years to clear.

    On the first anniversary of the Nova Scotia shooting that killed 22 victims, Ross Lord reports on how families are still feeling their questions haven’t been answered, and their concerns haven’t been properly addressed.

    The closing arguments in the trial of Derek Chauvin, ex-police officer accused of killing George Floyd, will be made Monday. Jackson Proskow reports on the trial’s emotional witness testimonies on police tactics and use of force.

    Redmond Shannon reports on what’s behind the recent military actions taken by Russia’s near the Ukrainian border, which could possibly be seen as an intimidation to the new U.S. administration.

    Plus, Jennifer Johnson reports on U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issuing a warning Saturday about Peloton’s Tread+ treadmill, warning people with kids and pets to stop using the treadmill after one child died and nearly 40 others reported injuries.

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    Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.

    Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

    Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.

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