Global National Full Headlines for August 27

Published on August 28, 2021 by

More evacuation flights are getting out of Kabul, Afghanistan, but the clock continues to tick with just four days left until the U.S. withdrawal. On Thursday, an attack left at least 170 people dead and 200 others injured and now people trapped under Taliban rule are also grieving. Redmond Shannon reports.

While the debate over whether the U.S. should withdraw continues, what isn’t being debated is how poorly the withdrawal has been handled. And with the looming withdrawal date, many Afghans fear the country is on the brink of a civil war. As Jackson Proskow, they want help from the U.S., Canada and other allies.

On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his government’s response in Afghanistan. The issue continues to dog the Liberal Leader on the campaign trail. He says Canada is working day and night to get Afghans to safety, but he gave little details as to how. Abigail Bimman reports.

Canada’s Official Opposition has also been highly critical of the federal government’s response in Afghanistan and on Friday, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole finally laid out his party’s plan for dealing with the crisis. But experts warn, there are no easy answers. Mike Le Couteur reports.

Manitoba is the latest province to bring in new immunization measures, joining B.C. and Quebec, with anyone wanting to go to a sporting event, restaurant or gym will need to be fully vaccinated. As Jamie Mauracher explains, the federal Liberal Party is hoping new funding will push other provinces to follow suit with vaccine passports.

The federal election campaign has been underway for less than two weeks, but polls show the race is tightening. The Liberals quest for a majority government may turn into a battle to hold onto power. New polling for Global News looks at public perception for Canada’s potential prime ministers. Eric Sorensen reports.

Ahead of election day, Global News is travelling across the country to talk to voters to find out what matters to them from coast to coast. While in Vancouver, Farah Nasser spoke with people who considered themselves undecided voters and asked them what matters most this election and what might push them to make a decision.

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