Global National: June 20, 2022 | Challenges ahead as Canada aims to ban single-use plastics

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The federal government has unveiled its latest timeline to crack down on plastic pollution. Eric Sorensen explains what measures Ottawa is implementing by the end of 2022, and how some companies are already trying to be more environmentally friendly.

To encourage people to make healthier choices, Newfoundland and Labrador will impose a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks starting in September. As Ross Lord explains, the reaction is more sour than sweet, with food costs already on the rise.

Amid fears of adversaries outpacing its military strength, Ottawa has announced a new $4.9-billion plan to modernize NORAD. Mercedes Stephenson looks at what Canada will invest in, and which details still remain hazy.

Toronto played host to meetings between Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday. As Abigail Bimman explains, the pair discussed a wide range of topics, including inflation, the supply chain, and Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Top executives from Hockey Canada are also playing defence in Ottawa. They testified before a Parliamentary committee about how the organization dealt with sexual assault accusations against players and whether public funds were used to settle a lawsuit from an alleged victim. Mike Drolet reports.

FINA, the world governing body of aquatic sports, has adopted a new “gender inclusion policy” that prevents many trans women from competing in women’s events. Redmond Shannon explains what the organization is proposing instead, and the backlash to the plan.

And gnome is where the heart is – a Toronto neighbourhood is saying goodbye to some tiny residents. For years, they’ve had the pleasant company of magical gnomes living on one resident’s front-yard – until a ‘for sale’ sign appeared not only on their caretaker’s home but also their village. Morganne Campbell has the story.

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