October 29, 2020
World

Tanzanians head to polls despite fears of violence, fraud

Long lines of voters in Tanzania went to the polls on Wednesday for a presidential election that the opposition warned is already compromised by manipulation, deadly violence and a massive internet slowdown in a country once praised as a beacon of peace in Africa. Results declared by the electoral commission cannot be challenged in court, […]

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World

Hurricane Zeta speeding toward a storm-weary Louisiana

Hurricane Zeta was speeding toward storm-weary Louisiana and intensifying, with landfall expected as a Category 2 hurricane Wednesday afternoon. New Orleans, where a pump system failure raised flood risks, was squarely in its way. Life-threatening storm surge and strong winds were expected beginning around midday along the U.S. Gulf Coast, where residents were bracing for […]

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World

Germany, France brace for new lockdowns amid rising COVID-19 case numbers

Germany and France were bracing for new lockdowns Wednesday, as governments sought to stop the fast-rising tide of coronavirus cases beginning to fill European hospitals. French markets opened lower on expectations that President Emmanuel Macron would announce tough measures during a televised evening address to the nation. Doctors in France have been calling on the government to […]

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Exploitation of migrant workers has increased during pandemic, report says

An advocacy group is calling for full and permanent immigration status for all migrants as it releases a report detailing the alleged abuses suffered by hundreds of racialized migrant domestic workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Migrant Rights Network says the pandemic has worsened conditions for care workers, who have had to deal with increasing labour […]

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Ginella Massa to join CBC News Network as primetime host

Journalist Ginella Massa will join CBC News Network as the host of a new primetime show, the Crown corporation announced Wednesday as part of programming changes over the next few months. “She’s just got a spark and curiosity to her that is refreshing at a time when there’s so much to be interested in, and […]

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Politics

DND calls sexual misconduct in military a ‘wicked problem,’ seeks long-term solutions

Sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces is “a wicked problem” with no easy solution, and the plan to address it is being retooled for the long haul, says the Department of National Defence. A new long-term plan was introduced Wednesday to refocus Operation Honour — the Forces’ campaign against sexual misconduct in the ranks — on changing the underlying culture […]

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Politics

Bloc Québécois seeks official apology for October Crisis detentions

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet is demanding that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologize on behalf of the federal government for the implementation of the War Measures Act during the October Crisis in 1970 and the detention of hundreds of Quebecers. The third-place party in the House plans to bring forward a motion in the House on Thursday asking […]

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