The West Block: New Year, new priorities, new challenges?

Global News published this video item, entitled “The West Block: New Year, new priorities, new challenges?” – below is their description.

This week on ‘The West Block’ Mercedes Stephenson looks ahead to 2021 and reflects on the global pandemic that changed everything.

Dr. Isaac Bogoch, the doctor all over the news delivering the latest information on COVID-19, tells Mercedes he really does believe things will slowly start to get back to normal this year.

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul reflects on the social gaps highlighted by the pandemic; she says, ‘it’s really about completing the social safety net and making sure that people in Canada can live in dignity from the first day of their lives to the very last moment.”

Global News’ Ottawa correspondents have their yearly discussion on the year that was and the year to come.

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