Global National: Sept. 18, 2020 | Bloc Quebecois leader tests positive for COVID-19

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On this episode of Global National: David Akin reports on how Canadian Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-François Blanchet has tested positive for COVID-19. As well, Canada’s premiers have submitted their wish list ahead of the Throne Speech – and which provinces are signing on to the federal COVID-19 Alert app? Plus, police officers throughout Quebec will be checking on 1,000 restaurants and bars this weekend to ensure COVID-19 safety protocols are being followed. Mike Armstrong has the reaction to Operation OSCAR, and explains why bar owners insist they are not the real problem. And for months, public health officials have warned of a resurgence of COVID-19 in Canada. More people are returning to work and school, and the colder weather means more people will be indoors. Eric Sorensen explains why a second surge won’t resemble the first one. With fears of a second coronavirus wave coming, seniors are especially vulnerable. COVID-19 hit Canada’s long-term care homes hard, with many becoming epicentres of deadly outbreaks. Mike Le Couteur explains what is and isn’t being done to prevent a repeat of the tragedy. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, known to her devoted fans as “Notorious RBG” has died due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Robin Gill looks back on the life and legacy of Ginsburg, who was known as being a relentless champion for justice. Also, a dispute in Nova Scotia over who is entitled to fish for lobster is pitting Indigenous harvesters against commercial fishers, many of whom are of Acadian descent. They all want the same thing, to use plentiful lobster grounds to keep their families financially afloat. But as Ross Lord explains, the conflict is not just contentious, it’s turning violent. And Denver Nuggets point guard – and Canadian basketball superstar – Jamal Murray is taking the NBA world by storm. Mike Drolet explains why all eyes are on the 23-year-old from Kitchener, Ont. 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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