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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells Ontario Premier Doug Ford his use of the notwithstanding clause is wrong and inappropriate, “Freedom Convoy” truckers and donors could be drawn into a class-action lawsuit, and health spending related to COVID-19 is on the decline. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
1. ‘Wrong and inappropriate’: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells Ontario Premier Doug Ford in a call that his pre-emptive use of the notwithstanding clause in legislation intended to keep education workers from striking is “wrong and inappropriate.”
2. Exclusive: The lawyer leading a potential class-action lawsuit against the “Freedom Convoy” wants to expand the list of defendants to include all truckers who occupied Ottawa earlier this year, as well as anyone who donated to the fund the protest.
3. Health care spending: Canada is expected to hit $331 billion in health spending in 2022, according to new estimates, but the steep increase in spending caused by the pandemic seems to be sliding down — despite COVID-19 hospitalization rates exceeding those of 2021.
Read More: https://www.ctvnews.ca/5-things/5-things-to-know-for-thursday-november-3-2022-1.6136916
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