CBC News: The National | Aug. 31, 2020 | Back to school plans create tension, anxiety

Plans for how to resume school safely are creating tension between teachers and provincial governments, with Ontario teachers’ unions threatening to sue over what they call unsafe work conditions. Joe Biden slams U.S. President Donald Trump, saying he’s ‘rooting for chaos.’ Plus, as Canada secures more doses, we look at the controversial push to fast-track a COVID-19 vaccine.


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