Global News published this video item, entitled “Global National: Sept. 17, 2021 | Leaders try to drum up support in Canadian election’s final days” – below is their description.
The federal party leaders are running out of time to win over voters. Abigail Bimman reports on the questions that Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is dodging. Mike Le Couteur looks into Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole’s refusal to say the Alberta premier’s name, and how Jason Kenney and the People’s Party of Canada are posing threats to the Tories’ success.
Meanwhile, calls are growing for Premier Kenney to resign over a list of COVID-19 pandemic failures, which have pushed the province’s health care system to its brink. Tom Vernon reports.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s final campaign stops in Quebec are an important part of his party’s pitch for young voters. Robin Gill explains why.
Thousands of protesting students filled the campus of Western University in London, Ontario, where several women were allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted last week. As Brittany Rosen reports, students are calling on the university to do more to address the “culture of misogyny” on campus.
A Bloc Québécois candidate running in Sherbrooke, Ensaf Haider, who’s the wife of Saudi prisoner Raif Badawi, is facing accusations of being Islamophobic. Mike Armstrong explains why Haider’s in hot water, and how she’s reacting.
The Victoria Cross, Canada’s top military citation, hasn’t been awarded to any soldier since it was created in 1993. As Mike Armstrong reports, a group of Afghanistan veterans are pushing for Pte. Jess Randall LaRochelle, to be the first recipient for his heroic service in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.
Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.
As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.