Global National Full Headlines for November 8

Published on November 9, 2021 by

The United States finally reopened its land border to non-essential travel on Monday for the first time in nearly two years. As Mike Le Couteur reports, pressure is growing on Ottawa to scrap its requirement for anyone entering Canada to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test.

Meanwhile, as MPs get back to work on Parliament Hill, there’s talk of a potential deal between the Liberals and the NDP, so Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s minority government can stay in power. David Akin explains how Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is slamming the idea and how O’Toole is facing criticism as well.

Also, with the deadline to join a class-action lawsuit against the Canadian Armed Forces over sexual misconduct fast approaching, the number of claimants is ballooning. As Abigail Bimman reports, people are still being urged to step forward.

Plus, the second and final week of the COP26 climate summit is underway in Glasgow, Scotland, where world leaders are hashing out the finer details of how new commitments will be met. But as Redmond Shannon reports, poorer countries are calling for more action on sharing the burden, as richer nations are blamed for the most emissions.

The supply chain shortage is frustrating customers and merchants around the world, with everything from cars to toys low in stock. So why are climate researchers glad to see the problem in the spotlight? Eric Sorensen explains why harmful emissions can start with our shopping habits.

And during the First World War, hundreds of Black Canadians eagerly signed up for duty. But the military rejected them because they weren’t white, so they went on to form the only all-Black battalion in the history of the Canadian Armed Forces. Ross Lord explains this unit’s critical role in the war and the long overdue apology coming from Ottawa.

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