Canada and World Full Headlines for October 25

Published on October 26, 2020 by

On this episode of Global National: Ottawa’s attempts to broker peace in the Nova Scotia lobster dispute have hit a snag. Allister Surette, appointed federal facilitator between commercial and Indigenous fisheries, says he’s ready to open a dialogue between the two sides. But as Ross Lord reports, he’s facing resistance from Indigenous leaders.

And in Ontario, non-Indigenous counter-protesters disrupted a march by members of the Six Nations First Nation, as a heated land rights dispute over housing development in Caledonia, Ont. continues to escalate. As Morganne Campbell explains, there are calls for the federal and provincial governments to prioritize resolving these land claim issues.

Plus, New Democrats in British Columbia are celebrating after landing a historic victory in the province’s first snap election during a pandemic, turning their minority government into a majority. Richard Zussman breaks down the huge payoff for Premier John Horgan’s bold political gamble.
As mail-in and advance votes surge in provincial elections during the pandemic, Canada’s chief electoral officer is pressing parliament to change the country’s elections law, as more and more Canadians avoid election day. David Akin looks at how the new voting trends could permanently change campaigns forever.

Five aides to US Vice President Mike Pence have tested positive for COVID-19, including his chief of staff, Marc Short. But officials say Pence himself has tested negative for the virus and will push forward with a busy campaign schedule, with a little more than a week left before the Election Day. Jennifer Johnson reports.

Despite his demonization of Mexican and Central American migrants entering the US over the last four years, President Donald Trump is getting significant levels of support from Latino voters in parts of the country – something that could help him get re-elected. Rob Malcolm spoke with one young Latino in rural America who’s backing the president.

Also, it’s been three years since dozens of staff at the Canadian embassy in Havana, Cuba were inflicted by the “Havana Syndrome,” which is a mysterious illness that gave them concussion-like symptoms. Now as Mike Drolet reports, new documents obtained by Global News may corroborate claims that employees were warned to stay silent on the unexplained phenomenon.

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