The National Full Live Episode for May 11

Published on May 12, 2020 by

Mike Armstrong has our top story tonight from Quebec where parents now have the option to send their children back to school as of today – but how many parents were willing to take that risk with COVID-19 still presenting a risk to public health? In Ontario, thousands of people went back to work Monday. Eric Sorensen takes a look at the strategy behind the reopening, and the related pitfalls.

Companies are busy deploying a wide range of technologies and protective measures to keep their employees and customers safe as the reopening process begins. But as Jeff Semple reports,- at what cost?

After more than 900 employees tested positive at a Cargill meat processing plant last week, a second plant near Montreal has seen 64 of their employees test positive for COVID-19. The American-owned company is now facing pressure as to why they can’t keep their employees safe. Heather Yourex-West has more.

The federal government is offering a new package to help big businesses struggling to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. While some are exempt, a whole range of businesses could be eligible, but with some possible strings attached. David Akin has more.

And in international news: After a pair of White House staffers tested positive for the coronavirus, questions are now being asked: if one of the most secure buildings in North America can be penetrated, how does it bode for the rest of the country?

And finally tonight, we take a look back at the life of Jerry Stiller, best known for his role as Frank Costanza on Seinfeld, who passed away Monday at the age of 92.

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