Global National: Nov. 22, 2020 | COVID-19 pandemic forces many small businesses to close for good

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On this episode of Global National: The holiday shopping season is upon us, but many small businesses will still be struggling to survive, as more COVID-19 pandemic restrictions impact their sales. As Marney Blunt reports, it may be too late for some owners to pivot to online sales in order to save their businesses. Many Canadian business owners are worried about their survival, with some regions going into lockdown amid surging COVID-19 case numbers. This week, Ottawa is rolling out new rules to its emergency rent subsidy program, to help industries endure the second wave. David Akin reports. And even though we are warned against non-essential travel during the pandemic, Hawaii is willing to form a travel bubble with Canada. The plan is to use a pre-travel testing program, allowing Canadians to vacation there without a 14-day quarantine. Mike Le Couteur explains how it works. In the U.S., protesters in several states took to the streets to oppose new government crackdowns on mask wearing and public gatherings. But as Jennifer Johnson reports, officials are desperately trying to keep people home as COVID-19 pushes hospitals and health-care workers to the edge. Plus, ski resorts are experiencing a much busier start to the season, a result of a pent up demand from people looking for more outdoor options during the COVID-19 pandemic. Heather Yourex-West explains the precautions being put on the slopes, in order to cope with the crowds. Also, a small Indigenous-run production company has teamed up with Disney, to shed light on Indigenous youth through a mini-documentary series. Skoden Entertainment CEO Jacob Pratt, who is from a Saskatchewan First Nation, hopes to put a bigger spotlight on Indigenous representation in the entertainment industry. Brady Ratzlaff has the story. 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 #GlobalNational

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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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