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Global National: May 14, 2022 | Thousands protest against Quebec's French-language law

CA, 15 May 2022
In our top story: Quebec's new legislation designed to bolster the French language is inching closer to becoming law. The province says it's necessary to protect a language it says is under threat. But English speakers and Indigenous groups say it's an attack on their rights and protesters took to the streets in opposition of the law on Saturday. Dan Spector reports.

Supply chain slowdowns and product recalls are creating a crisis for parents across the U.S. as they struggle to find baby formula. Jennifer Johnson reports on how doctors are warning even a temporary shortage could have long-term consequences.

Governments across Canada are trying new tactics to stifle the ever-growing housing costs in the country. Ross Lord reports that while there are signs the market is cooling, the pressure on governments to act is leading to some regrettable decisions.

Canadian government officials are also working to lower record-high inflation across the country. The Bank of Canada has raised its key interest rate and warns more increases will come as it signals its commitment to bring inflation back down to the two per cent target. But some question whether that's the right move with many Canadians carrying high amounts of household debt. Eric Sorensen speaks with former parliamentary budget officer, Kevin Page, on the West Block to get the ins and outs of the bank's role in addressing inflation.

One of the common symptoms of COVID-19 earlier in the pandemic was a loss of normal smell and taste. But for one woman in Alberta, smell distortion showed up months after she had the virus. As Su-Ling Goh reports, her experience with parosmia is becoming more common.

It's often said that scotch is liquid gold, but the bottle in this final story is worth a lot more than its weight in gold. Gil Tucker has more on a rare whisky that could set you back six figures.

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