Global National: May 17, 2022 | Biden condemns white supremacy, but Buffalo residents want action

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During his visit to Buffalo, N.Y. after the shooting rampage that killed 10 people, U.S. President Joe Biden spoke about white supremacy being a “poison,” and repeated calls for Americans to take a greater stand against hatred, racism, and gun violence. Jackson Proskow reports that Biden has not made any specific promises about the actions he will take. Sean O’Shea also reports on the demands of the people for change and new details about the accused gunman.

After being held in the Azovstal steel facility for over two months, 265 Ukrainian soldiers have fled to Mariupol, Ukraine. They surrendered to Russian forces. Redmond Shannon reports that the Ukrainian soldiers were supposed to be exchanging for Russian prisoners of war. However, concerns are being raised.

Despite being under fire from his opponent during the final election debate in Ontario, Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford still has strong chances of winning the election. Eric Sorensen explains why Ford has a vote advantage and what the Liberals, NDP and other parties are trying to stop it.

The psychedelic drug is still illegal in Canada, except in exceptional circumstances. Health Canada now allows a Quebec patient to receive treatment for depression with magic mushrooms. Dan Spector explains the effects of psilocybin on the brain and how it can be made easier to access this treatment.

The Duke and Duchess have started their Canada tour to celebrate Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. They arrived in St. John’s Newfoundland as their first stop. Ross Lord reports that Indigenous reconciliation is also a key part of this visit as Canadians lose interest in the British monarchy.

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