Chrystia Freeland took the stand at the Emergencies Act hearings Thursday and it was disclosed that at least one bank executive tried to caution Freeland against using the country’s banking system as a “political weapon.” Plus, Freeland described Freedom Convoy protesters as people who were trying to change policy at “gunpoint” and that she refused to negotiate with people who hold democracy “hostage.”

Also, a controversial motion by mask-obsessed trustee Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth, which would have reimposed a mandatory mask mandate on students, staff and teachers, failed on Thursday evening.

And, Conservative politicians across Canada are pushing back against the Trudeau government’s attempt to ban hundreds more new models of rifles and shotguns through a last-minute amendment to Bill C-21.

Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Rachel Emmanuel!



  • Anthony Furey

    Anthony Furey is currently on leave from True North.

  • Rachel Emmanuel

    Rachel is a seasoned political reporter who’s covered government institutions from a variety of levels. A Carleton University journalism graduate, she was a multimedia reporter for three local Niagara newspapers. Her work has been published in the Toronto Star. Rachel was the inaugural recipient of the Political Matters internship, placing her at The Globe and Mail’s parliamentary bureau. She spent three years covering the federal government for iPolitics. Rachel is the Alberta correspondent for True North based in Edmonton.