Full Live Episode Global National News April 8

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Published on April 9, 2020 by

Travis Dhanraj explains why Ontario is lagging behind on COVID-19, and what exactly Premier Doug Ford is calling for. Tom Vernon reports on Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s idea to track travellers returning from abroad, and Kenney’s plan to bolster a battered economy. And Mercedes Stephenson looks at B.C. Premier John Horgan’s new steps to control COVID-19, as questions are raised about the lack of testing at land borders, and the potential for terrorist groups to weaponize COVID-19.

The federal government has relaxed some qualifications for the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, so more Canadians will be able to receive financial aid. Mike Le Couteur looks at the revisions, and what gaps still need filling.

Jeff Semple looks at how a new, Canadian-designed crowdsourcing tool is being used to track the spread of COVID-19. And Mike Armstrong speaks with Canada’s Dr. Joanne Liu, the former head of Doctors Without Borders, about her experience with other health crises abroad, and what governments need to prepare for once the pandemic ends.

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