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Global National: May 7, 2021 | Trudeau’s top aide grilled on what she knew of Gen. Vance allegations

CA, 08 May 2021
The prime minister’s top advisor was grilled today by opposition MPs about her knowledge of sexual misconduct allegations against Canada’s former top soldier. Katie Telford told a Commons committee that she did not know the content of a complaint against Gen. Jonathan Vance until Global News broke the story. Her testimony follows days of demands by Conservative MPs about what she knew and when. David Akin has our top story.

Canada's economy is zigzagging through the third COVID-19 wave. Statistics Canada says the country lost 207,000 jobs in April, reversing substantial progress made in March. Eric Sorensen looks at how unemployed Canadians are coping.

There are concerns about the supply of oil to Canada after Michigan’s governor ordered the shut down of a critical pipeline by next week. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is ordering the shutdown of Enbridge's cross-border Line 5 pipeline, which transports crude and natural gas liquids from Alberta through Michigan and the Straits of Mackinac to central Canada. Michigan believes the pipeline is an environmental disaster waiting to happen, but as Jackson Proskow explains, the shutdown could spark an economic crisis.

British Columbia has become the latest province to prioritize pregnant people for COVID-19 vaccines, joining Ontario and Quebec. As Robin Gill reports, research shows pregnancy puts people at a higher risk of developing severe symptoms.

The arrests of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor is largely seen as retaliation for the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in British Columbia in 2018. The prime minister say it’s obvious the two Michaels were detained on trumped up national security charges. Jeff Semple looks at China’s harsh tactics and another Canadian jailed there.

Two Canadian soldiers are being honoured in the Netherlands, after the Dutch army and airforce recovered a Second World War bomber with their remains inside. Mike Armstrong reports on the mission underway in the Netherlands to solve a decades old mystery.

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