The rapid spread of more contagious variants of COVID-19 has led to roaring spikes in cases among unvaccinated people in the United States in recent weeks.
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Amanda Connolly is an award-winning political reporter whose experience living and working across Canada gives her a truly national perspective on the news impacting Canadians.
Prior to joining Global News in 2017, she spent three years covering federal politics for iPolitics, where she earned a reputation as a tenacious and relentless reporter focusing on national security and foreign affairs. Her work covering the Syrian refugee crisis won her the 2015 European Union-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship, and in 2016 she asked a question about human rights during a press conference with the Chinese foreign minister that kicked off an international incident and drew critical eyes around the world to how democracies should be engaging with China, which continues to this day. She has also extensively covered the diplomatic fight between Canada and Saudi Arabia, breaking exclusive stories on how diplomatic attempts to resolve the dispute failed and ultimately spilled out onto the world stage. She loves to dig for the things officials would rather people not hear about, and many of her most impactful stories come through the creative filing of access to information requests.
Before moving to Ottawa in 2014, Amanda spent two years as a reporter for the CBC in Calgary where she covered the 2013 Southern Alberta floods as part of a team that earned three RTDNA awards for breaking news, as well as the resignation of former Alberta premier Alison Redford and the leadership campaign and election of her successor, the late Jim Prentice. She also covered crime, municipal politics, arts and culture, and everything else in between.
Amanda graduated from Carleton University’s Bachelor of Journalism program in 2012 and grew up in Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton. When not working, she can usually be found reading or filing access to information requests. She is also an avid fan of history.
Only 0.5 per cent of COVID-19 cases are in Canadians who have been fully vaccinated against the virus, but cases are surging among the unvaccinated ahead of autumn.
The Montreal Canadiens’ decision to draft defenceman Logan Mailloux, charged with sharing a non-consensual sexual photo last year, has ignited a firestorm of criticism.
“I think the door for possibilities has widened today,” said one Inuk leader about the installation of Mary Simon as Canada’s first Indigenous governor general.
A rapid Taliban resurgence in the country is raising fears the interpreters and advisers are facing imminent retaliation, and pressure is growing for the government to act.
The confirmation from Canadian officials comes after Global Affairs Canada initially did not answer questions about reports of new Havana syndrome cases in Vienna.
Taliban militants have retaken control of roughly half of the districts in Afghanistan amid a U.S. retreat that experts say leaves those who helped coalition forces in danger.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the media ‘latches on’ to questions over Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s handling of the military sexual misconduct crisis.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shut the border to non-essential travel from foreign nationals in March 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic tore across the globe.
Prominent Inuk leader Mary Simon does not speak French, which is one of Canada’s two official languages. Her appointment to be the next governor general is leading to complaints.
The Tokyo Olympics is the first time two athletes march with the Canadian flag at a Summer Games opening ceremony, the Canadian Olympic Committee said.
The Casualty Identification Program specializes in using forensics along with historical and anthropological research to identify battlefield remains.
There have been 726 reports of military sexual assault since 2016, which is nearly a third of the more than 2,000 total military sexual misconduct reports since then.
Global News first reported on allegations of inappropriate behaviour against Gen. Jonathan Vance more than five months ago, which he has denied.
The Canadian military is grappling with an institutional crisis amid allegations of high-level sexual misconduct against multiple current and former senior leaders.