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5 things to know for Thursday, April 13, 2023 – CTV News

The Trudeau Foundation says it’s launching an independent review of a potential China-linked donation, a ‘Freedom Convoy’ organizer faces an additional charge over a TikTok video advising horn blowing and the price of a box of Girl Guide cookies is going up.

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

1. Trudeau Foundation fallout: The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation says it will be launching an independent review of the organization’s acceptance of a donation “with a potential connection to the Chinese government.”

2. ‘Freedom Convoy’ charges: Crown prosecutors have laid an additional criminal charge against “Freedom Convoy” organizer Chris Barber, alleging that he encouraged truckers to disobey a court order during the Ottawa protest in early 2022.

3. Future BoC hikes?: Governor of the Bank of Canada Tiff Macklem says the central bank is prepared to raise the policy rate even further as it attempts to bring inflation back to its 2 per cent target in 2024.

4. Nanos Research: As many as 40 per cent of Canadians believe the new federal budget will do a ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’ job of addressing their concerns, a new survey from Nanos Research has found.

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