Canadians are digging deeper as the inflation rate skyrockets to 4.8 per cent, the highest spike since 1991. Anne Gaviola explains what’s driving up the cost of living, and how some cash-strapped Canadians are already struggling.
Meanwhile in Europe — from troops to military equipment, Ukraine’s allies are sending reinforcements as the threat of a Russian invasion lingers. Mike Le Couteur looks at how tensions are heating up, and what other diplomatic steps allies could take to deter Moscow. Plus, questions are being raised about whether Canada plans to deploy more military support to the country. Mercedes Stephenson breaks down Canada’s presence in Ukraine, what could happen if an American-led coalition is formed, and the politics of the situation.
In the United States, President Joe Biden is beginning his second year in office with multiple struggles, including a poor showing in the popularity polls. Jackson Proskow explains how Biden plans to reset his agenda, and the concerns ahead of the November midterm elections.
Plus, new research is adding to the evidence that systemic racism is rampant in the Alberta health-care system. Heather Yourex-West looks at how new research shows Indigenous people are being discriminated against in Alberta hospitals, and the hopes workers will address their biases.
And more than 60 years after Willie O’Ree debuted as the first Black player in the NHL, the Boston Bruins have retired the Canadian’s number 22. Mike Drolet looks at how O’Ree’s short NHL career made a long-lasting impact.
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