Canada and World Full Headlines for September 16

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Published on September 17, 2020 by

On this episode of Global National: Demand for COVID-19 tests are skyrocketing across Canada, creating long lineups at testing sites. Jeff Semple reports on a possible solution to the problem.

Plus, federal Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet are self-isolating after people close to them tested positive for COVID-19. Mercedes Stephenson reports on how this could affect a confidence vote on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government.

As the COVID-19 pandemic pummels the oil and gas sector, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) says the economic impact will hurt global energy demand harder and longer than feared. But as Eric Sorensen reports, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is disputing any notion of a gloomy outlook.

And as Canada fights the COVID-19 pandemic, a difficult flu season is just weeks away. Heather Yourex-West explains how health officials are preparing, and the complications to come.

Turning to Hurricane Sally, the storm is moving slowly, but it’s hammering the U.S. Gulf Coast with vicious winds and catastrophic rainfall. Jackson Proskow reports on the devastating damage and what’s still to come.

This story is a bit of an antidote to all the bad news these days. WNBA star Maya Moore put her career on hold to help free Jonathan Irons, who was in prison and wrongfully convicted of murder. As Robin Gill explains, the couple’s journey for justice blossomed into a love story

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