Global National Full Headlines for September 30

Published on October 1, 2021 by

On Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, where is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau? As Neetu Garcha explains, despite receiving an invite from the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, he’s not at one of Canada’s largest ceremonies in Kamloops, B.C., where the remains of 215 children were discovered at a former residential school this summer.

The inaugural National Day of Reconciliation is amplifying calls for the pope to formally apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in the residential school system, as Canada’s bishops did last week. But as Robin Gill learned while speaking to Indigenous people, no words or sums of money can right the wrongs of Canada’s past.

In the six years since The Truth and Reconciliation Commission released a report, detailing 94 recommendations for the federal government, how far has Canada come? David Akin explains.

Moderna’s president says the move by some Canadian provinces to extend the time between COVID-19 doses likely gave longer-lasting protection. Will this mean Canadians won’t need a booster shot? Carolyn Jarvis reports on the latest data on vaccine effectiveness and how long our shots may be protecting us.

The pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on Indigenous workers, especially aboriginal youth in their prime working years. But as Anne Gaviola explains, giving that demographic a role in the workforce is key to Canada’s economic prosperity and recovery.

What does reconciliation really mean? For one woman, it means reclaiming Canada’s favourite pastime. Ross Lord reports.

And Dawna Friesen shares the story of Phyllis Webstad and what inspired the residential school survivor to create Orange Shirt Day.

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