Global National Full Headlines for October 27

Published on October 28, 2021 by

Funds for safe houses in Afghanistan are about to run out and if nothing changes, those who supported Canada’s military mission in the country will be left to fend for themselves. For a Global News exclusive, Jeff Semple goes inside these homes, and speaks with several Afghan families who are waiting to escape Canada. Abigail Bimman reports on what Ottawa is doing, as the federal government faces growing criticism it’s not acting fast enough to help.

The Vatican says Pope Francis is ready to meet with Indigenous leaders in Canada. There is no date set, but the announcement comes ahead of a planned trip to the Vatican that First Nations, Metis and Inuit leaders plan to make in December. But as Raquel Fletcher explains, it’s unclear if, when he visits Canada, he’ll apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools.

A new report by a pathologist reveals new details about eight deaths in New Brunswick that were originally linked to a mystery brain disease. But an epidemiological report has found no known food, behaviour or environmental exposure that could have caused the symptoms. Ross Lord look into the explanation behind the illness that even the provincial government didn’t see coming.

Mort Sahl, the Montreal-born comedian and political satirist who redefined stand-up, has died at age 94. Eric Sorensen reports on Sahl’s towering influence on comedians.

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