The National Full Live Episode for June 3

Published on June 4, 2020 by

New developments in the George Floyd death investigation, as Minnesota’s Attorney General charged the three other officers involved in the incident on Wednesday. Charges against former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin were also upgraded, and he is now facing a second-degree murder charge in the death of George Floyd.

On Wednesday, Trump’s Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pushed back on the president’s threat to use the Insurrection Act in other city’s across America. And in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, one of the largest peaceful protests to date. Jackson Proskow has the latest.

Hundreds of Canadian soldiers have been deployed to long-term care homes while thousands of others have been waiting at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the military says it needs to get them moving, or they risk losing their essential skills. Mercedes Stephenson explains.

Long-term care homes have been the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. This week we’re examining why these homes are failing their residents and how conditions can be improved. Ross Lord examines possible models for these homes in the future.

Researchers in Toronto are looking to conduct large scale tests to find Canadians with COVID-19 antibodies. Test kits are being mailed to thousands of Canadians this week and the results could shed light on a range of unanswered questions. Jeff Semple has more.

Finally tonight, a Humpback whale has been spotted in the St. Lawrence river near Montreal. As Mike Armstrong explains, the mammal has become quite the attraction.

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