Global National Full Headlines for September 29

Published on September 30, 2021 by

The Federal Court of Canada has rejected Ottawa’s appeal, upholding an order that the federal government must compensate thousands of Indigenous children and their families who faced discrimination. David Akin explains why the feds filed that appeal, why they lost and whether they’ll pay the bill.

The decision comes on the eve of Canada’s first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Eric Sorensen reports on how different provinces are preparing to honour the experiences of Indigenous people.

Alberta and Saskatchewan’s health care systems are crumbling in the wake of COVID-19 restrictions lifting this summer, which experts say was too early, given the warning of a fourth pandemic wave. Heather Yourex-West explains what the Canadians Medical Association is calling for in those provinces.

Two days after an elevator become lodged in a mine in Sudbury, Ontario, 39 miners have resurfaced. Mike Drolet reports on the rescue operation and why the miners knew they’d eventually return to the surface safely.

Plus, the calls for Ottawa to do more to help the more than 100 Canadians detained in China. And the family who protected National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong in 2013 is starting a new life in Canada.

The Sri Lankan family who helped shelter whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong in 2013 is about to start a new life in Canada, after being granted asylum. Mike Armstrong explains what this new chapter means for Supun Thilina Kellapatha, Nadeeka Dilrukshi Nonis and their two children.

In the wake of Beijing freeing Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, Ottawa is facing calls to do more for Canadians who remain behind bars in China. Abigail Bimman explains how loved ones of these prisoners are fighting to make sure they aren’t forgotten.

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