Canada and World Full Headlines for October 17

Published on October 18, 2020 by

On tonight’s episode of Global National: One man is in hospital after a lobster pound used by Mi’kmaw fishers, in southern Nova Scotia, was destroyed in a fire that investigators have deemed suspicious. As federal leaders call for calm in the dispute over federal Indigenous fishing rights, critics say Ottawa should have intervened weeks ago. Ross Lord reports.

Canadians who want to apply for COVID-19 benefits or check their application status this weekend, will have to wait a little longer. Abigail Bimman explains the frustration over the Canada Revenue Agency shutting down its site for routine maintenance.

South of the border, the U.S. has reported one million COVID-19 cases in the past 3 weeks, but those numbers aren’t slowing down President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. Two weeks after testing positive for the virus, Trump is rallying supporters in hard-hit Wisconsin. Jennifer Johnson reports.

Plus, European Union nations have agreed on a new common policy for air travel, to deal with rapidly changing infection rates across the continent. Redmond Shannon has details.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Labour Party have been re-elected to lead the country. Mike Drolet reports on how Ardern’s pandemic response saw her popularity soar.

The World Health Organization (WHO) insists a pre-vaccine attempt at herd immunity to COVID-19 would cost more lives than save them. Eric Sorensen explains why some doctors argue the strategy is less harmful than ongoing lockdowns and tightening of restrictions

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