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Global National: January 8, 2022 | Tragic 2nd anniversary of Flight 752 tragedy

CA, 09 Jan 2022
Memorials are taking place in Canada and around the world, marking a tragic anniversary. Two years ago Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 was shot down over Iran. Fifty-five Canadians were among the 176 victims. Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined their family members for an online vigil. As David Akin reports, there are new efforts to force Iran to provide compensation.

From diplomatic boycotts of next month’s Winter Olympics to fears about democracy and security being threatened, multiple countries are taking a stand against the Chinese government. And pressure is mounting on Ottawa to devise a way to deal with Beijing. Our Ottawa bureau chief Mercedes Stephenson spoke with the foreign affairs minister Melanie Joly about this very issue.

South of the border, confirmed COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are sky-rocketing across much of the U.S. In California, the number of people in hospital with COVID has more than doubled in just two weeks. And as Jennifer Johnson explains, the burden being put on health-care workers is difficult to bare.

Housing prices in Canada’s most notorious housing markets just keep hitting the roof. In Toronto, the average home price is now more than $1.1 million, that’s up almost 22 per cent from a year ago. Head west to Vancouver and you’ll have to shell out even more at $1.2 million, that’s nearly 12 per cent higher than last year. Now the think tank “Generation Squeeze” thinks it has a solution to stop B.C.’s soaring prices. Ted Chernecki has more.

Testing positive for COVID-19 while abroad is the total opposite of a vacation. As Anne Gaviola reports, the highly contagious Omicron variant is creating a whole new hassle for sun seekers.

The start of the new year means the start of another award season in Hollywood. And the popular ceremony that usually kicks things off won’t be the star-studded event it normally is. In fact, the Golden Globe Awards won’t even be televised. Mike Drolet explains.

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