Global National Full Headlines for August 31

Published on September 1, 2021 by

In tonight’s top story: As the Taliban declares victory and celebrates seizing full control of Afghanistan after American troops left, what does this mean for the Canadian citizens and residents still stuck there, and the thousands of Afghans still trying to flee the country?

Redmond Shannon reports on how many Canadian citizens and residents have been left behind, and the reaction to the new, uncertain era.

While David Akin reports on the growing pressure Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing to help those left behind on the federal election campaign trail.

To the New Democrats’ campaign, as Canadians grapple with housing affordability, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says if he’s elected, he will penalize house-flippers.

Abigail Bimman reports on Singh’s plan, and how the promise comes after Liberal candidate Taleeb Noormohamed was criticized for his own history of house-flipping.

Meanwhile, on the Conservative campaign trail, Leader Erin O’Toole is pledging to tackle Canada’s ballooning deficit, saying if he’s elected, he would balance the budget by 2031, without cuts.

Mercedes Stephenson reports on O’Toole’s strategy, and why it sounds similar to the Liberals’ plan.

Despite expecting a lower deficit, Alberta’s total debt remains at more than $100 billion due to the pandemic, while Canada deals with a national debt of more than $1 trillion. Jeff Semple looks at how worried Canadians should be about all the spending, and how it’s already impacting cash-strapped Albertans.

Plus, as the world moves away from fossil fuels, the oil and gas industry is looking to get greener. One method is to scale up carbon capture efforts.

Heather Yourex-West explains how Canada’s five biggest oil producers want taxpayers to help make it happen.

Also, scientists say it’s a nightmare come true: how Alberta’s Peyton Glacier is melting at an unprecedented rate and why the iconic site in the Canadian Rockies could soon be history.

And Global National’s Dawna Friesen is in Calgary to catch up with Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who’s exiting civic politics after 11 years, to hear about the future, the angry people he encounters in public, and his thoughts on how Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has managed the pandemic.

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