Global National Full Headlines for September 26

Published on September 27, 2021 by

The future remains uncertain for repairing Canada-China relations after the exchange of two Canadians and a Chinese citizen. But, is that exchange enough to repair the deeply damaged relationship between the two? Eric Sorensen looks at the geopolitical implications and the uncertainty that lies ahead.

Back to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, Ontario has imposed its own proof of vaccination requirements for non-essential businesses and services, but protesters pushing back against the mandate tussled with police this weekend as they tried to swam a downtown Toronto mall. As Sean O’Shea reports, there are calls for police to do more about people flouting public health orders.

The Toronto Blue Jays are set to face bigger crowds at the Rogers Centre this week, as relaxed COVID-19 rules and vaccine requirements will allow thousands more in the arena. But as Mike Drolet reports, the vaccinations and restrictions remain complicated for athletes who are vaccine holdouts and hopping between cities.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have to make some tough decisions if he wants to maintain gender parity in his new cabinet, after winning another minority government in this month’s election. David Akin looks at the who’s who of possible new picks, which could include representatives from Alberta for the first time in two years.

In the United States, at least three people are dead and dozens were injured, after an Amtrak passenger train careened off the tracks in Montana, not far from the Canadian border. Jennifer Johnson reports on the investigation.

Plus, a Canadian family has found rare tapes involving one of the most influential musicians in history. The newly discovered interviews, of John Lennon discussing what influenced The Beatles, are going on auction this week. Crystal Goomansigh reports on a priceless piece of music history.

As the pain remains fresh for the more than 200 unmarked graves found at the former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., there are now plans to carve a permanent monument in memory of the lost Indigenous children there. Julia Foy spoke to the artist tasked with the touching tribute, and the vision inspiring him.

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