Global National: May 27, 2024 | UofT seeks legal action against protest encampment

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On this episode: With pro-Palestinian protesters defying a deadline to leave, the University of Toronto is seeking an injunction to clear the encampment. Mike Drolet hears from constitutional experts about the odds of the school winning, as the beginning of convocation quickly approaches.

Israel is being condemned for an airstrike that torched a camp housing displaced Palestinians in Rafah, killing 45 civilians along with two Hamas commanders. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling it a "tragic mishap." Crystal Goomansingh reports on the promises for a full investigation and the pressure mounting on Canada to take action against Israel.

While Canada has implemented a visa program to help loved ones of Palestinians in Gaza escape, it has been criticized for lengthy processing delays. Mackenzie Gray explains what the holdup is, how the program is expanding and how this compares to initiatives helping Ukrainians and Afghans.

Nearly two dozen U.S. senators have signed a bipartisan letter calling on Canada to increase its defence spending to meet the NATO target. Mercedes Stephenson looks at the frustration of allies, how Ottawa is responding, and how leadership changes in Canada's military are factoring in.

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs has banned Montreal-based sexual education group Thirsty for the Talk, created by HPV Global Action, from the province's schools. Higgs is furious over what he calls "clearly inappropriate material" shown to high school students during a recent presentation. Heidi Petracek reports on the reaction from the group, students, educators and the connection between the premier's comments and his party's politics.

Plus, a Manitoba woman is erasing painful symbols of the past and preparing for life beyond bars. Marney Blunt looks at how she has launched a tattoo removal service to help former prison inmates start over with a clean slate.

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