Global National: March 4, 2021 | Air Canada ready to refund flights in exchange for federal aid

On tonight’s top story: There are indications Air Canada is moving closer to refunding thousands of passengers, but only if it gets aid from the federal government. David Akin reports on the ongoing negotiations between the airline and Ottawa.

As vaccine shipments grow and the interval between doses is stretched, there is growing optimism more Canadians could be vaccinated much sooner than Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s initial September target. Mike Le Couteur looks at the shifting timelines.

The federal government is weighing in on Nova Scotia’s Indigenous fishing dispute, siding with commercial fishers on when and how Indigenous harvesters are allowed to fish. Ross Lord explains why there are doubts this will ease tensions, and how the Indigenous community is responding.

Washington, D.C. is on high alert again, amid threats of another attack on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Donald Trump extremists. Jackson Proskow explains the significance of March 4 to QAnon followers

WARNING: This story contains graphic content. The death toll is rising in Myanmar’s ongoing protests against the military coup. As Eric Sorensen reports, the military regime’s brutality is evident and so is the strength of the resistance to it.

Ahead of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey airing March 7 on Global TV, tensions are ratcheting up between the couple and the rest of the Royals. Redmond Shannon explains what Meghan is accusing Buckingham Palace of, the allegations against her, and the reaction from the public.

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