Global National Full Headlines for September 15

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Published on September 16, 2021 by

Two provinces are facing serious consequences from lifting COVID-19 restrictions too early. In Alberta and Saskatchewan, thousands of elective surgeries have been cancelled, as hospitals struggle with surging COVID-19 patients. Heather Yourex-West reports on the crises these provinces are facing.

Meanwhile, on the federal election campaign trail, Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole is pitching his party to voters as more progressive than in the past. But as Mike Le Couteur explains, vaccine misinformation is hurting that rebrand.

Plus, two NDP candidates have dropped out of the race days before Canadians head to the polls, over anti-semitic comments they made online. Robin Gill breaks down the details and how the NDP’s campaign is being impacted.

Federal party leaders and candidates say they have faced more verbal, and sometimes physical, aggression on the campaign trail than in previous elections. As Abigail Bimman explains, social media may help explain the rise of hate and vandalism towards politicians.

Global News has learned that Gen. Jonathan Vance, Canada’s former chief of the defence staff, won’t face additional charges in the military police investigation over sexual misconduct allegations against him. Mercedes Stephenson has the exclusive details on a broken military justice system.

Canada’s inflation rate hit 4.1 per cent in August— the highest level since 2003— according to a new report by Statistics Canada. Anne Gaviola breaks down what is driving the inflation increase and how it’s impacting goods and services.

And finally, the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation has clean drinking water for the first time in 24 years, ending one of Canada’s longest boil water advisories. A water treatment plant is now operating in the community along the Manitoba-Ontario border. Marney Blunt looks at the road it took to finally get here.

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