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Global National: August 5

Every day, there’s an increase in voices in Canada’s health-care system crying out for help as staffing shortages choke the system. Emergency room doctors and nurses are increasingly feeling the strain, but as Ross Lord reports, Ontario’s health-care unions are realizing a five-point plan to address the crisis in their province. And the U.S. move in declaring the spread of monkeypox a public health emergency, Canada is being urged to do the same. But as Jamie Mauracher reports, there are also concerns about vaccine supply. Plus, the Canadian federal government plans to fast-track a ban on the import of handguns into the country – without the approval of Parliament. Mercedes Stephenson explains how the feds are using a regulatory measure that comes into effect in just two weeks to do so.