Global National Full Headlines for November 1

Published on November 2, 2021 by

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, better known as COP26, begins in Glasgow, Scotland, where more than 100 countries will try to hash out a way to tackle Earth’s worsening climate emergency. Crystal Goomansingh looks at the demand for world leaders to take more meaningful action instead of just dishing out hollow promises.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged a cap on oil and gas emissions at the summit. But as Mike Le Couteur explains, environmental advocates are not impressed with Canada’s climate goals.

As the world moves away from fossil fuels, Alberta’s oil producers say they want to be part of the climate solution, with plans to reach net-zero emissions and transition to renewable energy. Heather Yourex-West looks at whether the province’s oil-centric economy is ready for change.

Plus, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has now publicly apologized to former Chicago Blackhawks prospect Kyle Beach, after the team covered up Beach’s allegations he was sexually assaulted by former video coach Brad Aldrich in 2010. Mike Drolet reports on what Bettman said and didn’t say.

Meanwhile, the fight for telecom giant Rogers has escalated to British Columbia’s Supreme Court. Anne Gaviola breaks down the twists and turns in this family feud and what’s at stake for the company, as it enters a new stage of legal challenges.

And although it is an immense honour no parent wants, the National Silver Cross Mother represents every mother who has lost a son or daughter in military service. For Remembrance Day 2021, Josée Simard will bear the title as she honours her daughter Cpl. Karine Blais, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Mike Armstrong explains how Simard always feels her daughter’s presence and how the village of Les Méchins, Quebec is remembering the soldier.

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