Canada and World Full Headlines for October 20

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Published on October 21, 2020 by

On tonight’s episode of Global National: Canada’s Conservatives have proposed a motion to create an anti-corruption committee that would review the ethics of the Liberal government. But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is turning that motion into a confidence vote. If this committee becomes a reality, it would mean the opposition has lost confidence in the minority Liberal government, and that would send Canadians to the polls again. David Akin has a closer look at this political tug of war, and the likelihood of a fall election.

Despite an hours-long emergency debate in Ottawa, there is still confusion on the federal response to Nova Scotia’s fishing dispute. As Ross Lord reports, both sides of the dispute do agree that Ottawa is sending out mixed messages on Indigenous fishing rights.

As Canada responds to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Canada’s COVID-19 testing labs are struggling with shortages of basic supplies. Carolyn Jarvis reports on how one small piece of equipment is becoming impossible to find in Canada.

Parents are getting mixed messages on whether they should allow their children to trick-or-treat this year during the pandemic. Heather Yourex-West sorts through the confusion, and hears from experts on what families can do to celebrate safely.

Despite record-breaking turnout for early voting in the 2020 U.S. election, voter suppression remains a very real issue for millions of Americans. Jackson Proskow explains how the U.S. is one of the few Western democracies that makes it difficult for citizens to have their say.

Ottawa Police Const. Daniel Montsion has been found not guilty in the death of Abdirahman Abdi. The Black man died after a violent arrest in July 2016. Mike Le Couteur reports on how the case centred on Montsion’s use of force during the arrest, and the reaction to the verdict.

NASA’s OSIRIS-REX spacecraft has made a big cosmic feat, collecting samples from the asteroid Bennu. Mike Drolet explains the complex mission, and the answers Bennu could provide.

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