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Global National: Sept. 6, 2021 | Trudeau pelted by mob as leaders campaign for the labour vote

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In tonight's top story: Cameras were rolling when angry demonstrators hurled rocks at Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau as he left a campaign event in London, Ontario.

The incident happened as he and his political rivals used Labour Day to outline their promises to win over Canadian workers, and there are surprising parallels among the platforms. Abigail Bimman reports on the surprising number of parallels between all parties' labour policies.

Meanwhile, after Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole finally clarified he would keep the Liberals' ban on assault-style weapons if he became prime minister, his party is now on the same page, admitting its platform has changed.

Now O'Toole is denying accusations he has connections with a Canadian gun lobby. As David Akin explains, the claims are related to a 2018 audio recording.

In the United States, as the more contagious Delta variant continues to fuel a COVID-19 surge across the nation, many companies are being forced to scrap back-to-work plans. As Jackson Proskow reports, hospitals are filling up with patients, including children who aren't eligible for the vaccine.

The Taliban is now claiming victory of Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan's final province to resist the militant group's control, but resistance forces are denying defeat. As Crystal Goomansingh reports, after 40 years worth of conflict, some Afghans are hoping for any stability even if it means the Taliban is in charge.

And security forces in Israel are scrambling to find six Palestinian prisoners who somehow escaped a high-security prison. Redmond Shannon explains how their exit strategy bears strong similarities to the popular movie 'The Shawshank Redemption.'

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