The inquiry into the Liberal government's historic choice to invoke the Emergencies Act to quell weeks-long demonstrations against COVID-19 mandates last winter is now moving into its public policy phase.
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Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says the economic threat to Canada escalated ``exponentially'' when ``Freedom ''Convoy`` protesters blocked a key trade hub between the United States and Canada in early February.
Three federal ministers are slated to testify today at the public inquiry that is scrutinizing the federal government's response to the ``Freedom Convoy'' protests that overran downtown Ottawa and choked several border crossings last winter.
Ontario Provincial Police say four people have died in a head-on crash involving a pickup truck and an SUV on Highway 7 near Peterborough. One person has been sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries.