ZOOMER SQUAD: IT’S ELECTION DAY AS CANADIANS HEAD TO THE POLLS
Libby Znaimer is joined by David Cravit, Vice President of Zoomer Media and Chief Membership Officer at CARP, Peter Muggeridge, Senior Editor of Zoomer Magazine and John Wright, Executive Vice President of Maru Public Opinion.
In the news: Election day has arrived. Our panelists weigh in on the latest happenings on the campaign trail as the federal Liberals and Conservatives are neck and neck in the polls. Will Liberal leader Justin Trudeau be punished for calling an election during the pandemic? Has Conservative leader Erin O’Toole, who was largely unknown to Canadians prior to the election call, made a strong enough impression to sway voters to his camp? And, just how will support for both the NDP and the People’s Party of Canada affect the outcome for the Liberals and Conservatives?
COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS PUT MAJOR STRAIN ON ALBERTA’S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Libby Znaimer is joined by Dr. Eyal Golan, an intensive care doctor at a GTA hospital and Dr. Kerry Bowman, a bioethicist at the University of Toronto.
Alberta’s health care system has reached a breaking point as daily confirmed cases of COVID-19 surge and COVID-19-related hospitalizations climb. Meanwhile, four different unions representing health care workers in Alberta have sent out a letter calling on Premier Jason Kenney to call in the military and red cross for support. And, on the vaccine front, Pfizer-BioNTech announced trial results indicating that their COVID-19 vaccine is effective in kids between the ages of 5 and 11 years old. They plan to ask for its authorization among this age group in Canada, the U.S. and Europe as soon as possible. Our health experts weigh in on the latest.