Global National: Sept. 4, 2021 | Canadians detained in China mark 1,000 days since detention

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The calls to free Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig are rising, as they mark 1,000 days since being detained in China. Their arrest is largely seen as retaliation to Canada’s arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. As Jeff Semple reports, many people believe a resolution to the Meng case is the only way to bring home the two Michaels.

To the Canadian federal election, amid allegations of inappropriate behaviour, Raj Saini has dropped out of the election campaign. He was the Liberal candidate in the Ontario riding of Kitchener Centre. As Mercedes Stephenson explains, Saini’s exit is the news the party doesn’t want right now, especially with two weeks left in the race.

While campaigning in British Columbia, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole was still being dogged by questions about gun control, after he vowed not to repeal Canada’s current assault rifle ban if elected, despite his party’s platform saying the opposite. Mike Le Couteur explains what may be behind O’Toole’s strategy to stay vague.

On the campaign trail in the Maritimes, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is vowing to implement a national dental care plan for Canadian families who make less than $90,000 per year. Abigail Bimman reports on how Singh plans to pay for the plan, as the NDP picks up support in the polls.

To the pandemic in the United States, the Labour Day long weekend is typically seen as summer’s last hurrah. But as Jennifer Johnson explains, many Americans are staying home because of the highly contagious Delta variant.

With the Taliban now in full control of Afghanistan, many Afghan women who were unable to flee the country are now in hiding, dreading a life of oppression under the terrorist organization. As Crystal Goomansingh reports, aid groups are still trying desperately to get many women and girls to safety.

Hate crimes have surged across Canada recently, and Muslim Canadians are among those targeted most. Morgan Black spoke to three generations of Muslim women, who say this country’s problem with Islamophobia has lingered for decades, and is only getting worse.

And Canadian teen tennis sensation Leylah Fernandez lands a stunning upset against world tennis champion Naomi Osaka at the U.S. Open.

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