Global National: June 12, 2022 | US senators reach bipartisan deal for potential gun reforms

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In our top story: An apparent breakthrough has been made on gun reform in the U.S. A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has reached a deal on changes to the country’s gun laws. Jennifer Johnson reports on what the deal includes and why some say it doesn’t go far enough.

Ottawa police and Canada border security are assessing their sources after a tip led to a lockdown and search of vehicles on Parliament Hill and surrounding streets. Ottawa Bureau Chief Mercedes Stephenson has the exclusive details on what they were looking for.

One of Canada’s worst mass murderers will be sentenced this week for his role in the Toronto van attack of 2018 that left 11 people dead and 15 others injured. Morganne Campbell takes a look at what to expect from the sentencing hearing and why the families of his victims have had to wait so long to learn the man’s fate.

Some of Canada’s most prominent sports figures gathered in Montreal on Sunday to address a crisis threatening the country’s athletic excellence. Athletes from at least five different sports have come forward in the last six months with allegations of abuse within their own teams and now Ottawa is stepping in. As Dan Spector reports, it’s being met with some skepticism.

With the push to get sensible firearm legislation passed in the U.S., Global News is taking a closer look at Canada’s own gun laws. Mike Drolet reports on whether Canadian laws are working.

Health Canada has just approved a new drug to treat a rare and aggressive form of eye cancer. But the medication is not being offered in every province. Jamie Mauracher reports on how some patients still have to travel thousands of kilometres to access the potentially life-saving drug.

Gas prices continue to skyrocket across the country and with other expenses surging from inflation many Canadians are feeling the financial strain. If you’re looking to catch a break this summer, it’s not looking so good as prices at the pump are beginning to spoil vacation plans. Julia Foy reports.

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