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Global National: July 19, 2021 | Canada sets dates for welcoming back fully-vaccinated travellers

CA, 20 Jul 2021
on this episode of Global National: After over a year of strict travel rules, Canada has finally set the dates to allow fully-vaccinated, non-essential travellers into the country – easing quarantine and testing rules for arrivals. Abigail Bimman breaks down when and how American and other international visitors will be able to enter Canada, and whether the United States' border will return the favor.

Meanwhile, as more wildfires rage across Canada, smoke from those blazes is now spreading across country, causing significant air quality issues. As Heather Yourex-West reports, the situation could get especially worse, as more fires rage in Western Canada.

Despite a nasty internal struggle within the caucus, the federal Green Party has cancelled its upcoming confidence over the leadership of Annamie Paul. But does this mean an end to the party's bickering ahead of a looming potential Canadian federal election? David Akin explains.

Plus, calls are growing to take concrete action to combat Canada's rising racism and discrimination, after a deadly attack that killed most of Muslim family in London, Ont. Ahead a national summit on Islamophobia, Mike Drolet reports on Canada's Muslim leaders making dozens of recommendations, for lawmakers to understand the urgency.

And Canada's Olympic team named basketball player Miranda Ayim and rugby player Nathan Hirayama as its two flag bearers for the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony. But as Crystal Goomansingh reports, there are still lingering COVID-19 concerns plaguing the Games just days before they begin.

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