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Global National: June 7, 2021 | Deadly attack on Muslim family signals Canada's lingering racism

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On this episode of Global National: In Ontario, police believe hate is the motive behind a hit and run that killed three generations of a Muslim family in London. Jeff Semple reports on how the city is grieving and how this could be investigated as an act of terrorism.

Meanwhile, as Canada again faces the history of residential schools that ripped Indigenous children away from their families, advocates say foster care is no better, as it leads to multi-generational trauma. Heather Yourex-West spoke to two former foster children on what they think needs to change.

In Toronto, calls are growing to rename Ryerson University because its namesake, Egerton Ryerson, was a key architect in Canada's residential schools. Eric Sorensen explains what happens now that the statue of Ryerson has been toppled and how the university is considering its next steps.

Plus, looking at the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are investigating whether there's a link between mRNA vaccines and an increased risk of heart muscle inflammation because seven teenagers developed the condition after getting their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Crystal Goomansingh explains.

And in Europe, decades after an unknown soldier from the Second World War made the ultimate sacrifice, his grave in Germany may offer new insight into his identity. Mike Armstrong explains the clues that suggest the soldier was a Canadian.

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