Global National Full Headlines for July 22

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Published on July 23, 2021 by

Hot and dry conditions from British Columbia to Ontario has sparked an agricultural disaster, with farmers forced to sell cattle, as crops are decimated. As Heather Yourex-West explains, the drought is likely to impact food supply in the months ahead.

More than 270 wildfires are burning across British Columbia, with 91 out of control, as officials warn there’s “no relief in sight.” Paul Johnson reports on the worsening situation and the fierce winds fanning the flames.

Two weeks after lightning sparked a wildfire in Oregon, the massive Bootleg fire is still raging out of control. As Jennifer Johnson reports, it’s one of many wildfires burning in the western U.S., and causing smoky skies out east.

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul is denying reports of infighting within the party, even as some members launch a legal challenge to remove her. Abigail Bimman looks into the crisis, the court battle, and what it means before an expected federal election.

The federal government is hosting a national summit on Islamophobia, following a series of hate crimes targeting Muslims across Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to do more, but there are concerns his words won’t translate into action.

The director of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, Kentaro Kobayashi, has been fired ahead of Friday’s much-anticipated event. The former comedian was dismissed over a 1998 sketch where he joked about the Holocaust. As Crystal Goomansingh reports, he isn’t the only Tokyo staffer to be sacked over inappropriate behavior.

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