Global National: June 11, 2021 | Canada becomes world leader in COVID-19 vaccinations

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    Canada’s government is facing pressure to host an Islamophobia summit in the wake of London, Ont.’s deadly attack. Mike Drolet reports on the way the community is honouring the four victims from one Muslim family and the donations pouring in for the sole survivor of the attack, nine-year-old Fayez Afzaal.

    Plus, the leaders of G7 nations are in the United Kingdom for an in-person meeting to discuss topics like the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is asking his counterparts to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses. Canada is set to give out 100 million doses and Abigail Bimman looks into whether that will be enough to help struggling nations fight the pandemic.

    Meanwhile, Eric Sorensen looks at how Canada went from a rocky start to COVID-19 vaccinations, to one of the world leaders in doling out doses.

    And Canada is about to begin trials of psychedelic mushrooms being used as a treatment for mental illnesses. Robin Gill reports on the recent magic mushroom boom.

    The Sea to Sky Gondola, a tourist attraction that’s been shut down twice by vandals, is reopening in Squamish, B.C. Paul Johnson looks at the measures in place to ensure there’s no future sabotage.

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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.

    As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.

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