Global National: April 22, 2021 | Canada bans flights from India, Pakistan

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    Canada is taking action to curb a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases amid concerns about a new virus mutation. On Tuesday, it announced it would ban direct flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days. Abigail Bimman on what prompted the government to take this step, and on the call to step up restrictions at land crossings.

    Ontario Premier Doug Ford is now apologizing for his COVID-19 restrictions and pledging to create a paid sick leave program, following months of demands. Travis Dhanraj reports on a provincial government in crisis.

    U.S President Joe Biden hosted a virtual summit on climate change on Thursday, bringing together dozens of world leaders. Among those to take part in the summit was Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Canada, which has yet to meet previous climate targets, pledged to meet even more ambitious ones. David Akin reports.

    U.S. President Joe Biden is promising his country will halve carbon emissions by 2030. As Jackson Proskow reports, the pledge is raising the stakes in the global race to own the green economy.

    Canada’s energy sector is shifting to greener sources to reach its emissions reduction target by 2030. Eric Sorensen looks at where that leaves workers in Alberta, the heart of the nation’s oil and gas industry.

    Reselling clothes is in fashion, with the market expected to boom over the next decade thanks to socially conscious shoppers looking to buy second-hand. Robin Gill looks at how the ‘used economy’ is helping one thrifter turn a hobby into a side hustle.

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