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Convoy organizer to appear in court and release of census information: In the July 13 news


Since then, he has hired a new lawyer to fight for his release and defend him against the growing number of charges.

King was arrested Feb. 18 on charges related to his participation in the three-week protest against COVID-19 restrictions that took to the streets of Ottawa.

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Canadians will have a clearer picture this morning of what families look like in this country.

Statistics Canada will release the results of the 2021 National Census today which examines who lives together and how they relate to each other.

The data will examine family structure, including marital status, presence of children, blended families and multi-generational households.

For the first time, the Snapshot of Canadian Families will also include more detailed information on gender diversity within families.

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The Bank of Canada will announce its key rate this morning as inflation remains well above its target.

Most economists expect the central bank to raise interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point, bringing its key rate to 2.25%.

A rate hike of this magnitude would be the largest since 1998.

Following last month’s rate announcement, Governor Tiff Macklem said the central bank “may have to act faster” to bring inflation down.

The Bank of Canada will also release its quarterly monetary policy report with updated economic forecasts.

What we’re watching in the US…

In a heated and “unbalanced” dispute, Donald Trump battled objections from his White House lawyers to an ultimately rejected plan to seize state voting machines, the House Jan. 6 committee found.

Then, in a last-ditch effort to salvage his presidency, Trump summoned his supporters to march on the US Capitol for what turned into the now infamous deadly riot.

In another revelation Tuesday, committee co-chair Liz Cheney said the panel informed the Justice Department that Trump himself had contacted a potential witness who was speaking with the committee.

What we watch in the rest of the world…

The leaders of the Group of Seven industrial nations have tentatively agreed to back a cap on the price of Russian oil, the main pillar of the Kremlin’s financial revenue.

Participants in the price cap plan would agree to buy oil at a price below the market price.

The idea is to stop Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine while possibly reducing energy costs.

High energy costs are already weighing on economies and threatening to crack countries opposed to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.

However, China and India, two countries that maintained business relations with Russia during the war, will have to follow suit.

On this day in 100 BC. AD …

Julius Caesar, the most famous general in Roman history, was born.

In entertainment…

A rock memorabilia dealer and two other men are accused of conspiring to sell allegedly ill-gotten handwritten lyrics to “Hotel California” and other Eagles hits.

The men pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges which, among the three, include conspiracy, criminal possession of stolen property and attempted criminal possession of stolen property.

Their lawyers insist the three are innocent, calling it a “civil dispute” over the property.

In sports…

It’s that time of the offseason when some NHL general managers are getting ready to spend. The free agency opens today at noon ET, with many intriguing situations and scenarios.

Nazem Kadri should get all the attention. He played for the Avalanche in their Cup win and looks set for a big payday. And then there’s Patrice Bergeron, who has yet to join the Boston Bruins, Ryan Strome and Andrew Copp from the New York Rangers, Vincent Trocheck from the Carolina Hurricanes and Paul Stastny from the Winnipeg Jets.

Elsewhere, unrestricted free agent Johnny Gaudreau has told the Calgary Flames he won’t be returning and will be testing the waters of free agency. Flames general manager Brad Treliving said he’ll make a few calls Wednesday morning and check what’s available, but he’s not going to spend recklessly to replace his star player.

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The family of a five-year-old Saskatchewan boy whose body was found 81 days after he disappeared announced on Tuesday that he would be buried this week.

RCMP said Frank Young was in the Carrot River on Saturday, about two kilometers downstream from where he was last seen playing on Red Earth Cree Nation in April.

Frank’s grandmother, Teresa Whitecap, the family matriarch, said she participated in ceremonies and prayers to prepare for his burial on Friday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on July 13, 2022

The Canadian Press