Canada and World Full Headlines for October 11

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Published on October 12, 2020 by

An Ontario woman has a lot to be thankful for this weekend. The pandemic forced Sarah Campbell to separated from her fiancé for months because he lives overseas. During that time she had to endure cancer surgery without him by her side. After months of begging Ottawa for help, the federal government finally lifted travel restrictions this month allowing more types of family members to come to Canada including Sarah’s fiancé. As Jeff Semple explains, hundreds of Canadians are still waiting to find out when they can see their loved ones again.

In the U.S., the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t stopping President Donald Trump from preparing for several campaign rallies this week after his doctors no longer considered him a transmission risk. And battle lines are being drawn as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares for Senate hearings to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Jennifer Johnson has more.

The RCMP tells their officers that they are no longer allowed to wear an image that is used to show solidarity with police and their families. It’s a black and white Canadian flag with a thin blue line, but it’s not an official symbol of the RCMP. As Catherine Urquhart explains, it comes as police departments are examining their relationship with minorities.

It has been one of the deadliest years on record for overdoses in Saskatchewan. This month the province opened its first supervised drug consumption site. But as Kyle Benning reports, advocates say more needs to be done to save lives.

When a British Columbia adoption agency suddenly closed last year, potential parents who had spent thousands of dollars in hopes of building their families were left in limbo. At the time, Choices Adoption said it was because of a drop in international adoptions, the main source of its funding. But Global News has uncovered some documents that showed the agency had been in trouble for years. Robin Gill reports.

Today is International Day of the Girl, a day that began nine years ago to amplify the voices of young women and advocate for women’s rights. This pandemic has been particularly hard on women impacting on everything from child care to increased domestic violence. But as Heather Yourex-West explains, young Canadian voices are providing hope that change is possible.

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