Global National Full Headlines for September 16

Published on September 17, 2021 by

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is apologizing — sort of — as the province faces a tidal wave of new COVID-19 cases and he faces his own surge of criticism for lifting restrictions too quickly and declaring the pandemic over. Heather Yourex-West looks at how Kenney’s about-face by resurrecting restrictions may come too late.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is highlighting the crisis in Alberta as an example of why Canadians shouldn’t vote Conservative. But as Abigail Bimman explains, some are calling Trudeau out for sending mixed messages.

As Kenney reverses his province’s restrictions and faces an onslaught over criticism over how he handled the pandemic, Mike Le Couteur explains why federal Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is now staying silent.

Ontario’s densely populated Peel Region, including the city of Brampton, is packed with people who aren’t loyal to a particular political party. As David Akin explains, that makes the area a fertile ground in the federal election.

The NDP is once again promoting its plan to make housing more affordable for Canadians. Robin Gill reports from Toronto, one of Canada’s most expensive housing markets, where party leader Jagmeet Singh made his case.

The Ontario city of Brampton, home to 600,000 people, only has one hospital. The facility was already stretched before the pandemic, and it’s now at its breaking point. Jeff Semple takes you inside Brampton Civic Hospital.

The probability that Gen. Jonathan Vance, a retired top soldier accused of sexual misconduct, fathered one child with Maj. Kellie Brennan, his accuser, is just shy of 100 per cent, according to paternity test results shared with Global News. Mercedes Stephenson reports.

In Ontario’s Peel Region, the province’s COVID-19 hot spot, essential workers are bearing the brunt of the health crisis. For many residents, the lack of federal support for the high-risk, racialized community is top of mind heading into the election. Farah Nasser reports.

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