Global National Full Headlines for October 5

Published on October 6, 2021 by

A year after Joyce Echaquan recorded hospital staff insulting her with racist remarks in her final hours, a Quebec coroner has concluded the Indigenous woman would still be alive if she were Caucasian. Mike Armstrong looks at the findings of the inquiry into Echaquan’s death, the calls to recognize systemic racism within the health-care system and what her family is planning now.

Meanwhile, after initially resisting the idea, Ontario is set to roll out rapid COVID-19 testing at some schools. Mike Drolet looks at which schools will implement these tests and what caused the government to suddenly change course.

In the United States, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before U.S. Congress that the social media giant fuels hate and prioritizes profits before the safety of its users. Jennifer Johnson reports on what Haugen also had to say about Instagram endangering the lives of teenage girls, and how the company is responding to her accusations.

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole lost the federal election, so can he keep his job? As the party meets for the first time since the vote, Mike Le Couteur reports on how some Conservatives are demanding answers, and how O’Toole is adamant about staying put.

Plus, Ottawa is invoking Article Six of the 1977 Transit Pipelines Treaty to stop Michigan from shutting off Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline. Eric Sorensen explains how the dispute is pitting Canada against the U.S. and economists against environmentalists.

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on the mental health of many Canadians, including young workers. As a result, demand for counselling and resources is rising. As Anne Gaviola explains, workplace benefits are failing to keep up.

And, the work of photojournalists capturing images of Afghanistan’s history are being sold off in a fundraiser to support female journalists left in the country and unable to work under Taliban rule. Crystal Goomansingh spoke with a journalist who was forced to flee Afghanistan.

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