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Canada's top doctor says more restrictions needed to stop COVID variants

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Amanda Galbraith fills-in for Evan Solomon. 

On today's show: 

  • We hear listeners' thoughts on the warning from Dr. Theresa Tam about the new variants and whether the government's COVID-19 messaging is getting through to Canadians.
  • Amy Go, President of the Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice, discusses the dramatic rise in anti-Asian hate crimes since the start of the pandemic. 
  • Wendy Knight, executive director of Sea Turtle Inc. conservation centre, talks about the turtles being saved from the snowstorm in Texas. 
  • Richard Berthelsen, CTV’s Royal expert, discusses how Prince Harry and Meghan will officially not be returning to their royal duties. 
  • Jim Facette, the executive director of Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums, talks about the struggles zoos in Canada are facing due to the pandemic. 
  • Blaine Penner explains how he survived an avalanche on a southeastern B.C. slope in the Kootenays. 

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