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5 things to know for Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – CTV News

The European Union chief is calling for a ban on Russian oil, the Ontario provincial election campaign officially gets underway, and the Calgary Flames shoot down the Dallas Stars in NHL playoff action. Here’s what you need to know today.

1. Oil ban: The European Union’s top official is calling on the 27-nation bloc to ban Russian oil imports and target the country’s biggest bank and major broadcasters.

2. Ontario election: Doug Ford and his Progressive Conservative party have a seven-point lead ahead of the formal start of Ontario’s provincial election campaign Wednesday, according to a new poll.

3. Debate settled, or not?: The stunning leak of a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion to strike down the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision on abortion rights is seizing political attention in Ottawa.

4. Cellphone alerts: Cellphone users in several provinces and each territory may be surprised by an automated emergency alert today, but participating governments say it’s only a test.

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