Global Markets: Liberals hold Toronto seats in byelections

WINNIPEG, Oct. 27 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– Federal byelections in Toronto saw the Liberals hold onto their two seats. Green Party leader Annamie Paul finished second-place to Liberal Marci Ien in Toronto Centre, while Maxime Bernier of the People’s Party was a distant fourth to Liberal Ya’ara Saks in York Centre.

– The Saskatchewan Party led by Scott Moe won a fourth-straight majority in that province on Monday, claiming 50 seats of the 61 seat legislature. The New Democratic Party will form the opposition with 11 seats.

– The United States Senate officially confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime appointment to the country’s Supreme Court on Monday, only a week ahead of the presidential election. Barrett was nominated by President Donald Trump and rushed through the confirmation process following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Following the confirmation, Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for an expansion of the court, which currently has only nine seats.

– Anti-lockdown protestors in northern Italy were met with teargas as police tried to disperse the crowds. Protests were also taking place in Spain and other parts of Europe, as governments impose stricter measures to control the spread of COVID-19.

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