Global National Full Headlines for June 22

Published on June 23, 2021 by

In tonight’s top story: Canada’s military ombudsman Gregory Lick slammed the federal government Tuesday for its handling of military sexual misconduct cases. As Mercedes Stephenson reports, Lick is calling for more independence for his office, claiming political interference is impeding on progress.

In Quebec, Residents in Masouche, just north of Montreal, are cleaning up after a devastating tornado struck the town on Monday. The twister damaged homes and left one person dead. Dan Spector reports.

Although travel rules are easing for fully vaccinated Canadians, federal officials say it’s still not safe to reopen Canada’s borders to non-essential travel. As David Akin reports, frustration is growing over the vagueness of the country’s next steps to fully lift travel restrictions.

Police in British Columbia are investigating fires at two Catholic churches that burned down just hours apart. Both were on land in separate First Nations. As Robin Gill reports, the fires happened as renewed anger fumes over the Church’s role in residential schools.

Two years since the so-called Islamic State was defeated in Syria, thousands of ISIS foreign fighters, along with their wives and children, remain in legal limbo. Many are held in custody in Kurdish detention camps in northeastern Syria, including a number of Canadians.

The Canadian government has so far refused to repatriate them to face charges in Canada – and the RCMP says it’s too dangerous to travel to Syria to interview them. But as Jeff Semple explains, police are gathering evidence from Global News.

And in the United States, professional football player Carl Nassib, a defensive end for the Las Vegas Raiders, has come out as gay. He’s the first openly gay active football player in the NFL. As Eric Sorensen reports, Nassib is hoping speaking out will bring about a much-needed culture change for the league.

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