On Monday’s episode of Global National, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced a three-phase plan to reopen the economy and other services throughout the province. Eric Sorensen explains what it will entail, and why the timeline remains uncertain.
Meanwhile, in Quebec, which has the most confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada, there are plans to reopen elementary schools and daycares starting in May. Mike Armstrong looks at the new expectations for classrooms, the option that parents will have, and what rules will remain in effect.
While Ottawa is contributing $9 million through the United Way to help support services for seniors during the pandemic, Global News is hearing from seniors who say that’s not enough. Mercedes Stephenson explains.
The U.S. now has the most COVID-19 deaths and cases in the world, and even as cases continue to climb, dozens of states are beginning to relax or end stay-at-home orders. Jackson Proskow reports.
Moving to the deadly mass shootings in Nova Scotia, the RCMP are still facing questions about how it responded. Ross Lord has more.
And with floods intensifying in Fort McMurray, Alta., and forest fire season on the horizon, emergency response is getting more complicated within Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Heather Yourex-West explains what some provinces are being forced to do.