Canada and World Full Headlines for October 29

Published on October 30, 2020 by

Across the country, reports of anxiety, depression and mental health issues are growing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and there’s concern not enough is being done to help those struggling. Many provinces and the federal government have committed millions to help tackle the issue, but Abigail Bimman has the story of an Ontario man who says he was turned away.

Crystal Goomansingh reports on a suspected terrorist attack at Notre Dame Basilica in Nice, France, which has the country on its highest security alert.
And, there is intense focus on fears of widespread fraud, intimidation and cyber attacks in the final days before the U.S. election, but as Jackson Proskow reports, officials are on high alert.

For months, President Donald Trump has claimed the only way he can lose the election is if the vote is rigged, raising fears about how some supporters might react to the results. Jeff Semple reports on the concerns about how Michigan’s militias may respond.

Technology is also at the forefront of the election amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and Rob Malcolm has more on how social media companies are facing growing scrutiny and pressure to prevent confusion and chaos on election night.

Plus, Trump and Biden campaigns are both paying attention to the battleground state of Pennsylvania. Global’s Farrah Nasser spoke to a Pennsylvania Senator about why he left the Democratic party to sit as an Independent.

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