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Global National: Sept. 15, 2020 | Canada's largest school board welcomes back students amid pandemic

CA, 16 Sep 2020
On this episode of Global National: Canada's largest school board, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), has begun resuming in-person classes with plenty of parents unsure if students should even be in school kn the first place. As Jeff Semple reports, some parents at the last minute opted for online learning.

With the U.S. election just weeks away, tens of thousands of poll workers are opting out to protect their health. As Jackson Proskow reports, it's raising questions about whether the vote will be free and fair.

Plus, smoke from America's massive and raging wildfires continues to worsen air quality in parts of Canada. Robin Gill explains what could make the smoke dangerous, or even deadly.

And the United States has now backed down on imposing tariffs on Canadian aluminum, right before Ottawa was set to apply its own retaliatory tariffs. Abigail Bimman explains why a trade threat still looms.

It was the first election in Canada since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs and the Progressive Conservatives have secured a majority government in Monday's election. But as Ross Lord reports, the results reveal a clear divide in the province.

Canada is losing another homegrown retailer to a foreign company, with MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) being sold to U.S. investment firm Kingswood Capital Management. Mike Drolet explains how the sale will change the store, and why it was already in trouble long before the pandemic.

Also, as climate change continues to affect the planet, researchers say the Arctic is actually shifting to a different climate. Open water and rain are more the norm than ice and snow. Eric Sorensen explains the findings and what they mean for the future.

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