The National Full Live Episode for June 9

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Published on June 10, 2020 by

On Tuesday’s edition of Global National, hundreds packed a Houston church to bid a final farewell to George Floyd. The Black American’s death sparked worldwide protests against racial injustice. Jackson Proskow looks at how family and friends honoured Floyd’s memory.

The RCMP is pledging to have some officers use body cameras in the wake of clashes between police and racialized people, and the renewed outcry against police brutality. As Abigail Bimman reports, there isn’t much data to prove the equipment will be effective in Canada.

Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans on introducing legislation aimed at curbing fraudulent Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) claims. As Mike Le Couteur reports, Trudeau is facing pressure to crack down on those bogus claims, but not criminalize people who made honest mistakes.

A lot of people avoided hospitals after the COVID-19 pandemic began. But now, with fewer restrictions and coronavirus infections, hospitals are dealing with an influx of patients who need treatment for other illnesses. As Mike Drolet explains, overcrowding is as bad as it was before the pandemic.

Meanwhile, as some countries, including Canada, see a drop in COVID-19 cases, other nations are seeing a resurgence. Crystal Goomansingh explains why.

Weeks after his death ignited a worldwide outcry against systemic racism, the funeral for George Floyd was held in his hometown of Houston. The service was filled with passionate tributes from family, friends, and others who were deeply affected by his death.

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