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“Diagolon” founder Jeremy MacKenzie is expected to take the stand at the Emergencies Act inquiry, a First Nation chief calls on Ottawa to help end a fisheries dispute, and nearly half of Canadians report being worse off financially compared to last year. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
1. Taking the stand: The public inquiry into the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act during “Freedom Convoy” protests says it expects to call “Diagolon” founder Jeremy MacKenzie as a witness.
2. ‘We tried your way, it didn’t work’: Indigenous fishermen from Potlotek First Nation are pushing to practice their inherent Treaty Right, but Fisheries and Oceans Canada says what they’re doing is illegal. Now, the nation’s chief is calling on Ottawa to intervene.
3. UFO response: While the Canadian government and military usually don’t respond to reports of unidentified flying objects, there have been some recent exceptions, including cases where CF-18 fighter jets were scrambled.
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