Canada and World Full Headlines for October 1

Published on October 2, 2020 by

On Thursday’s edition of Global National: new guidelines on when to get tested for COVID-19 are causing confusion in Ontario. Ontario health officials now say that schools and daycares should not require a negative COVID-19 test, or even a doctor’s note. But with backlogs in Ontario and across the country, a rapid test could help. Unfortunately, as Abigail Bimman reports it will be some time before the tests are delivered.

Thousands of recent graduates are facing the end of a six-month grace period on student loan payments. It’s forced many young people to deal with a new wave of financial uncertainty. Mike Drolet has that story.

This weekend, Green Party members will decide who will succeed Elizabeth May as leader. But one woman’s candidacy has exposed troubling reports of anti-Semitism within the party. As David Akin reports, it’s not the first time the party has had to deal with these type of allegations.

The federal government is under increasing pressure to clarify their position on Indigenous fisheries after a second Nova Scotia First Nation launched a self-regulated lobster fishery. It’s part of a new effort to assert their inherent right to fish for a “moderate livelihood”; a right that was upheld by the Supreme Court more than two decades ago. As Ross Lord explains, there’s little clarity on what exactly that means.

A second nurse has been fired, after an Indigenous woman livestreamed her mistreatment as she lay dying in a Quebec hospital bed. Indigenous leaders say the racism she faced is not at all unusual. They say if she hadn’t filmed the experience, her death would have been another “forgotten statistic.” Heather Yourex-West reports.

More than 1 million people have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The pandemic has altered the way we live. Crystal Goomansingh looks at the stress caused by the virus, and the toll it’s taking on all of us.

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