Global National: Oct. 23, 2020 | Feds struggle to improve long-term care homes amid pandemic

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    On this episode of Global National: It has been one month since Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s throne speech when he pledged to help provinces improve long-term care homes and protect the most vulnerable from COVID-19. But as David Akin reports, the feds have made little headway. After living with dirty water for decades, the Neskantaga First Nation in Ontario has had its contaminated water supply completely cut off because an oily substance was found in it. Mike Le Couteur reports on Ottawa’s response to the crisis. Plus, a group of Canadian publishers is calling on the federal government to force tech giants, like Facebook and Google, to pay for news content on their platforms. Mercedes Stephenson breaks down News Media Canada’s demands. Turning to the upcoming US election, mail-in ballots are in high demand in Pennsylvania, where previous laws blocked that voting method. Mike Armstrong explains how the popular system could cause problems on the night of the presidential election, Nov. 3. And during the final US presidential debate of the 2020 election, Democratic candidate Joe Biden promised to transition America away from oil and natural gas. Eric Sorensen looks at how that could impact Canada’s energy sector. For more info, please go to http://www.globalnews.ca Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews #GlobalNational

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