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Global National: April 10, 2021 | Prince Charles pays tribute to father ahead of low-key funeral

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In tonight’s top story: England’s heir to the throne, Prince Charles, speaks publicly about his late father Prince Philip as funeral details emerge and tributes for the Duke of Edinburgh continue to pour in across the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries.

Crystal Goomansingh breaks down the low-key funeral arrangements, which will be attended by Prince Harry.

Ontario doctors say resources are being stretched to the limit in ICUs as admission numbers continue to climb. Even though the province has made it possible for health-care workers to be redeployed, as Katherine Ward reports, that process is not necessarily straightforward.

Ahead of a possible federal election, the Liberal party held its national convention virtually and hints of the 2021 budget were dropped. David Akin reports on the virtual event, and a high-profile pledge of support for the Liberals.

In British Columbia, the Supreme Court acquitted Samandeep Singh Gill from charges of second-degree murder and attempted murder in connection to a decade-old shooting involving a newlywed Surrey couple. As Jordan Armstrong explains, Sigh Gill had been in jail for three years awaiting trial.

Florida Republican, Matt Gaetz, a staunch supporter of former U.S. President Donald Trump, is at the centre of two sex trafficking investigations. Jennifer Johnson looks at the allegations, and the pressure for the congressman to resign.

Plus, Mike Drolet reports on Brazil’s president downplaying the pandemic, as his country is on track to become the world leader of COVID-19 deaths.

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