In this episode of Global National, the Canadian federal government has said a plane is on its way to Japan to bring back the Canadians stranded on-board the Diamond Princess cruise ship due to the new coronavirus. As Heather Yourex-West explains, the news comes as the feds try to track down the Canadians who were just given the all-clear to leave another cruise ship, the Westerdam. Plus, Robin Gill reports on how police got to the bottom of a huge heist that was rooted in fears over the COVID-19 virus.
Also, Ross Lord reports on the sudden resignation of Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball, and the New Brunswick government nixing plans, after a huge backlash, to close six emergency rooms overnight.
In American politics, Jackson Proskow explains how Mike Bloomberg is making moves in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Plus, Mike Armstrong reports on how Canadian hero Terry Fox is in the running to replace Sir Wilfrid Laurier on Canada’s five-dollar bill.