What to expect from Biden's first visit to Canada; non-Indigenous Canadians learning Indigenous languages; anti-gay laws in Uganda; and internet shutdown in Punjab, India
U.S. President Joe Biden arrives in Canada Thursday to discuss cross-border trade, instability in Haiti, the war in Ukraine and allegations of Chinese election interference. Matt Galloway talks to Tonda MacCharles, senior reporter in the Toronto Star's Ottawa bureau; and Amanda Coletta, the Canada correspondent for the Washington Post.
Then, Junaid Khan is one of a growing number of non-Indigenous people in Canada learning Indigenous languages. Duncan McCue brings us Khan’s story in his documentary about the recent swell of interest in Indigenous languages in Canada.
Plus, Uganda’s parliament has passed anti-gay laws that include making it illegal to identify as gay or transgender. The laws carry penalties such as lengthy jail time or even a death sentence. We hear from human rights advocates and a member of the country’s LGBTQ community.
And millions of people in the Indian state of Punjab have had their mobile internet shut off by the government, as police search for Sikh separatist leader Amritpal Singh. Reuters India reporter Krishn Kaushik tells us more.