Canada and World Full Headlines for November 20

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Published on November 21, 2020 by

On this episode of Global National: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent a blunt warning to limit social contacts as new COVID-19 projection modelling revealed the country could see up to 60,000 COVID-19 infections a day by the end of this year, unless critical changes are made. David Akin reports.

And Ontario is pulling the trigger on tougher COVID-19 measures, as Toronto and Peel Region head back into lockdown next week as coronavirus infections skyrocket. Mike Drolet explains the new rules on gatherings and businesses, the exceptions — and the reaction.

COVID-19 outbreaks in Canada’s long-term care homes are rising as the second wave plays out. Abigail Bimman checks in on the state of long-term care and the human toll.

Also, new research suggests that patients diagnosed with COVID-19 are especially infectious within the first five days of contracting the deadly illness. Eric Sorsensen reports on how the new findings reinforce the need to self-isolate immediately.

Plus, a jury has found Matthew Raymond not criminally responsible over the 2018 mass shooting in Fredericton, due to a mental disorder. Silas Brown reports on the verdict and the reaction from one widow who is calling on the accused killer to take responsibility for his actions.

In U.S. political news, weeks after losing the 2020 presidential election, outgoing President Donald Trump is still in denial over his defeat. Trump is now trying to convince lawmakers in several states to ignore the official results, while continuing to stonewall president-elect Joe Biden’s transition. Jackson Proskow breaks down Trump’s new strategy to disregard American democracy.

And as a way to reduce emissions while transporting goods, CN Rail is planning to build a new train terminal in Milton, Ont. where shipping containers can be transferred onto trains. But as Jeff Semple reports, some residents are not onboard and are concerned about potential health risks.

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