The federal government laid out its plan for getting through the next phases of the pandemic, making promises of ongoing financial support, child care and improvements to long-term care. Rosemary Barton talks to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland what Canada should expect in the months to come. And in an evening address to the nation, the prime minister stressed that Canada is at a crossroads in getting COVID-19 back under control. Plus, At Issue looks at whether the throne speech will push us into an election.
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The National is CBC’s flagship nightly news program, featuring the day’s top stories with in-depth and original journalism, with hosts Adrienne Arsenault and Andrew Chang in Toronto, Ian Hanomansing in Vancouver and the CBC’s chief political correspondent, Rosemary Barton in Ottawa.