The National Full Live Episode for June 12

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Published on June 13, 2020 by

Alberta RCMP has released dashcam video that shows the violent arrest of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam over an expired license plate in March. As David Akin reports, the shocking 12-minute arrest is now at the heart of an investigation into whether excessive force was used.

The video is also fuelling calls for police reform in Canada. Heather Yourex-West has the reaction from the Indigenous community.

In Britain, the toppling of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol is already proving to be a turning point and may lead to even greater changes to other symbols and monuments tied to its colonial past.

A flare-up of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. may be linked to Memorial Day celebrations two weeks ago, raising concerns over the country’s plans to reopen. Ahead of President Trump’s upcoming rally, attendees have to sign a waiver that says they won’t sue the campaign if they contract the virus. Jennifer Johnson explains.

It’s been five years since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to overturn a ban on homosexual men donating blood, but it’s still being battled in court. As Abigail Bimman explains, the federal government seems to have switched sides.

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