The National Full Live Episode for May 20

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Published on May 21, 2020 by

In our top story tonight, Dawna Friesen has more on the new public health advice from Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, regarding when and where Canadians should be wearing non-medical face masks.

Meanwhile Mike Le Couteur reports on the renewed calls for a national child care system in Canada, as more parents are heading back to work.

David Akin looks at why some critics say the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program is not enough to help some small businesses.

Eric Sorensen explores the link between the countries with the highest number of COVID-19 cases, and their leaders who initially downplayed the severity of the virus. Is there a connection?

And finally: every American state has begun phasing in reopening plans, despite at least 17 of them reporting an upward trend of daily COVID-19 cases. As Jackson Proskow explains, U.S. President Donald Trump continues to project confidence – and some states are following his lead.

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