Canada and World Full Headlines for October 21

Published on October 22, 2020 by

On tonight’s episode of Global National: Canadians have been spared from a snap federal election after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his minority Liberal government survived a confidence vote. David Akin looks at the Conservative motion that triggered the vote and how other political parties responded.

The vote of confidence was triggered by a Conservative motion to create an anti-corruption committee. Mercedes Stephenson breaks down what happened on Parliament Hill exactly one year after Canada’s last federal election.

Plus, Alberta’s COVID-19 cases have been surging, largely due to “superspreader” events. But as health officials warn of a crisis before Christmas, Premier Jason Kenney is pushing back against imposing restrictions. Heather Yourex-West reports.

South of the border, the U.S. has reported more than 420,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week, 13 days ahead of the presidential election when millions of Americans are expected to gather to vote. As Jackson Proskow reports, the U.S. is projected to be on a problematic path.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama has made his first appearance on the 2020 campaign trail, backing his former vice-president Joe Biden. Mike Armstrong explains why Obama is stepping forward now.

And RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki is defending her officers’ response to the ongoing lobster fishing dispute in Nova Scotia. Ross Lord explains.

Returning to the U.S. election, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is hoping support will grow in Pennsylvania, a state that Donald Trump won in 2016. Mike Armstrong visits Biden’s childhood home and talks to locals about the fight for the soul of Scranton, the city where Biden was born.

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