Global National: June 9, 2022 | Canada, California partners on climate action, critics unimpressed

On this episode of Global National: At the Summit of Americas in Los Angeles, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a pact to fight climate change. David Akin reports on what’s part of the agreement, and why critics are slamming it as just more talk and less action.

Despite making climate pledges, the federal government approved the Bay du Nord oil project off Newfoundland and Labrador’s coast in April. As Ross Lord explains, the decision is spawning questions about whether the federal and provincial Liberal governments are moving in opposite directions on the environment.

In Washington, the committee investigating the January 6th siege on the U.S. Capitol is using its first public hearing airing on prime time television to prove former president Donald Trump’s role in the riot. Jackson Proskow speaks with Metropolitan Police Department Officer Daniel Hodges, who was crushed by the violent mob, about what he hopes to get out of the hearings.

After a scathing report highlighting rampant sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces, recent social media comments by Maj.-Gen. Simon Bernard, the head of human resources, are raising questions about the military’s commitment to changing its culture. As Mercedes Stephenson explains, Maj.-Gen. is now apologizing.

And Russia’s devastating war in Ukraine is dealing a heavy toll on the global food supply chain, as the conflict keeps vital goods from being exported. Dan Spector explains how the war is fuelling famine around the world, and how some countries are responding.

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