Global National: April 3, 2023 | Canadian Jeremy Hansen among astronauts chosen to circle the moon

Astronaut Jeremy Hansen will become the first Canadian to circle the moon, after being named as one of four Artemis II crew members. Mike Armstrong dives into Hansen’s background, what the 2024 lunar mission will entail, and how Canada is contributing to the future of space exploration.

Global News has uncovered evidence and examples that show Beijing has coerced Chinese Canadians into spying on others in their community. Victims say Chinese police treat their family members in China as hostages and threaten the safety of their loved ones. Jeff Semple speaks with Chinese Canadians who say they’ve been targeted by the Chinese government.

Former U.S. president Donald Trump touched down in New York City, where he is expected to be arraigned on criminal charges. Trump is the first former American commander-in-chief to be charged with a crime, in a case linked hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels. Jackson Proskow is in Manhattan as Trump prepares to surrender to authorities.

A Canadian Armed Forces team is preparing for deployment to Japan, as part of a multinational effort to help enforce sanctions against North Korea. Neetu Garcha goes behind-the-scenes to get an inside look at the training mission, as the crew prepares for potential intercepts in the sky.

Plus, Dawna Friesen speaks one-on-one with Jeremy Hansen about his excitement for the lunar mission, its significance for Canada, and how teamwork and Hansen’s childhood treehouse prepared him for this moment.

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