Hon Tony Abbott in conversation with Brian Lee Crowley / MLI
Hon Tony Abbott in conversation with Brian Lee Crowley / MLI
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Global National: April 12, 2024 | US expects Iranian retaliatory attack on Israel to be imminent [Video]

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Global National: April 12, 2024 | US expects Iranian retaliatory attack on Israel to be imminent

The U.S. believes a direct attack on Israel could be just hours away – warning that Iran is preparing to retaliate for an Israeli military strike two weeks ago that killed seven Iranian commanders. The question now is whether Iran’s response could force the two countries into direct conflict, triggering a wider regional war. Jackson Proskow has more.

Ahead of next week’s federal budget, Ottawa unveiled what Housing Minister Sean Fraser labelled an “ambitious strategy” to tackle Canada’s housing crisis. The 20-page plan aims to build more homes, make renting or buying a residence much easier, and make housing more available and affordable. Mackenzie Gray reports.

The head of Canada’s spy agency, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), appeared for a second time at the inquiry into foreign interference. David Vigneault was not initially scheduled as the last witness, who was supposed to be Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. But the “top spy” was called back after the Prime Minister’s closest advisers said CSIS did not relay key information related to Chinese interference in the last two federal elections. Touria Izri reports.

The opioid epidemic has gripped Canada for nearly eight years now, and the prison system is no exception. A recently answered written question in parliament reveals that nearly one quarter of federal inmates are receiving treatment for opioid addiction, which creates its own challenges in the prison system — both administratively and in trying to rehabilitate people. David Baxter has more.

Plus, from Neapolitan pizza and Belgian beer culture to Arabic coffee, UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list serves as a guardian of globally cherished traditions. However, Canada has not signed onto the 2003 convention with more than 700 recognized entries, and many Indigenous advocates are calling on the federal government for a change. Neetu Garcha reports.

And finally, bears have emerged from their winter dens along the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, including two of Banff National Park’s most famous grizzlies. A local filmmaker was able to catch a glimpse of one of them, but he also caught its incredibly close call with a moving train. As Heather Yourex-West explains, it highlights a long-standing threat to the safety of these majestic animals.

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Not a single Canadian economist who specializes in the Arctic? MLI in Parliament
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