Public Hearings to Shed Light on Joyce Echaquan’s Death – May 11, 2021
According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, vaccination will allow Canadians to have a summer where they can see their loved ones. Justin Trudeau recalled that public health estimates that 75% of the population must be vaccinated before safely deconfining. Esther Bégin discusses it with Doctor Nathalie Grandvaux.
Public hearings to shed light on Joyce Echaquan’s death begin Thursday at the Trois-Rivières courthouse. The 37-year-old Atikamekw woman died at the Lanaudière Regional Hospital Center, after being subjected to degrading insults from employees. We take stock of this matter with the Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, Marc Miller.
The governor of Michigan wants to shut down the Line 5 pipeline that supplies up to 50% of the oil destined for Quebec and Ontario refineries, Ontario is considering extending the stay-at-home order until June, Alberta announces it will stop using its remaining AstraZeneca vaccines for first doses, and francophones in Newfoundland and Labrador wonder if they will be forced to go to court to enforce their right to French-language education. Political scientists Stéphanie Chouinard and Frédéric Boily analyze these questions.