Canada and World Full Headlines for August 25

Published on August 26, 2020 by

In our top story: A 29-year-old Black man, Jacob Blake, is paralyzed according to his father, after he was shot in the back multiple times by police in Kenosha, Wi. The shooting was caught on camera and has set off a wave of anger in cities across the U.S. At times it’s been fiery, with the unrest in the city of Kenosha, leaving businesses torched. Blake’s mother says her son would be “unpleased” with violent demonstrations and she called for peace and unity. As Eric Sorensen reports, this incident sharpens the political divide as the presidential race heats up.

With students heading back to class amid the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are switching lanes to try and limit the spread of the coronavirus. But there are concerns for those in the driver’s seat of buses. They see a potential weak link in the system – the buses that carry children to school. Mike Armstrong explains.

Erin O’Toole faced the media on Tuesday for the first time since becoming leader of the Conservative Party. David Akin explains how O’Toole is trying to convince Canadians he’s like no other Conservative leader before him.
In the U.S., the first night of the Republican National Convention painted a rosy picture of the country’s future if Donald Trump is re-elected. As Jackson Proskow reports, that could spell trouble for other Republicans on November’s ballot.

Before Chinese company Huawei became the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, a Canadian company called Nortel was on top, with 70 per cent of all internet traffic running on Canadian technology. Global News’ investigative reporter Sam Cooper gives deeper insight into what led to the bankrupcy of Nortel and how China may have been involved, and what a former security advisor thinks the Canadian government should have done in response.

The first cohort to graduate from high school during the COVID-19 pandemic is now seeing another right of passage blocked. “Frosh week,” orientation or weekend welcome has gone virtual for post-secondary students in Canada. Jordan Armstrong looks at how campuses are transitioning to keep up tradition.

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