Global National: Nov. 14, 2020 | Record COVID-19 case increases reported in multiple provinces

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    There has been an alarming surge of COVID-19 cases across Canada. Records are being broken on a near-daily basis, and there are calls for authorities to do more to stop the spread of the virus. Mike Drolet looks at how some provinces are hesitant to enforce restrictions. Seniors in long-term care and retirement homes make up over 80 per cent of Canada’s COVID-19 deaths, and there are now over 350 homes with active outbreaks in the country. In a Global News exclusive, Farah Nasser reports on what happened inside an Ontario care home that was hit hard by the pandemic. Mercedes Stephenson has more on Calgary’s mayor calling for tougher measures, as more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Alberta on Saturday. The U.S. has also broken another record for new virus cases in a 24-hour period, and nearly every state is seeing a spike. As Jennifer Johnson explains, Americans are being warned to stay put this holiday season. The safety of health-care workers is a critical concern amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but a device developed in Canada could reduce the risk for those working on the front lines. Su-Ling Goh has more. Plus, when U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January, he and his wife Jill will be accompanied by their two German Shepherds: Champ and Major. Major will become the first “first dog” to have been adopted from a shelter. Mike Le Couteur explains. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: #GlobalNews

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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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