The National Full Live Episode for June 19

Published on June 20, 2020 by

After being detained in China for more than 550 days, Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor could now face life in prison, because Chinese authorities have charged the pair with spying. As Eric Sorensen reports, it’s seen as the latest move in a diplomatic dispute over Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Vancouver in December 2018 on behalf of the U.S.

Plus, the British Columbia government has launched an investigation into allegations that some emergency room workers have been playing a racist game, mainly targeting Indigenous patients. Richard Zussman explains the game, dubbed “the Price is Right,” which has left government officials appalled.

A new report by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) has linked more than 6,600 right-wing extremism social media accounts and channels to Canada. Abigail Bimman explains what the findings mean, and what the most common topics were among the haters.

An infamous, abandoned bus that inspired the novel-turned-movie “Into the Wild” has been removed from the Alaskan wilderness. Mike Armstrong explains why, and hears from an Edmonton man about what made it such a tourist attraction.

And Robin Gill reports on Malala Yousafzai’s newest accomplishment. Plus, there’s one thing you’re no longer allowed to do on Japan’s roller coasters.

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