Global National: Nov. 25, 2022 | Trudeau defends invoking Emergencies Act to end “Freedom Convoy”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was the final witness to testify at the Emergencies Act inquiry, as he vigorously defended his government’s decision to invoke the act to end protests from the so-called “Freedom Convoy.” David Akin takes a look at Trudeau’s reasoning to use the measure for the first time in the 34-year history of the law, while Eric Sorensen recaps the most notable moments of the six-week-long process.

Alberta’s provincial government introduced regulations prohibiting its schools from enforcing mask mandates, while simultaneously promising parents “guaranteed” access to in-person learning for students. Heather Yourex-West looks at the rationale behind this decision, the varying opinions on the announcement, and what effect it could have on the healthcare system.

There is renewed attention in Saskatchewan on the story of two Keeseekoose First Nation sisters, who have been in jail for nearly 30 years serving a life sentence for a murder to which someone else eventually confessed. Scenes from the sisters reuniting for the first time in 18 years, why they might be granted bail and the potential publication ban on the upcoming decisions. Melissa Ridgen reports.

Plus, a unique charity in London, U.K., known as “Choose Love” has opened a pop-up shop where customers can choose gifts for refugees in need. How the organization is encouraging holiday shoppers the opportunity to give back. Crystal Goomansingh has the details.

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