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Freeland peppered with affordability questions, as MPs set to swiftly pass GST boost

Appearing before the House of Commons Finance Committee on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland defended the government's response to Canadians' affordability concerns as 'focused' and fiscally responsible. With the passage of the GST rebate-boosting bill through the House all but a foregone conclusion, Freeland was peppered with questions from opposition MPs on a range of topics, including inflation.

Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland appears as a witness at a House of Commons finance committee in Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Legault wins 2022 Quebec election with a majority government

Francois Legault has been elected for a second mandate as Quebec premier with a majority government. Within eight minutes of the polls closing across the province at 8 p.m. EST, CTV News declared Coalition Avenir Québec has secured a resounding win in the Quebec legislature.

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Guerrero homers to lead Blue Jays past Orioles 5-1

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 32nd homer and the Toronto Blue Jays edged closer to the top seed for an American League wild card series with a 5-1 rain-shortened victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night in game shortened by rain.

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Legault wins 2022 Quebec election with a majority government

Francois Legault has been elected for a second mandate as Quebec premier with a majority government. Within eight minutes of the polls closing across the province at 8 p.m. EST, CTV News declared Coalition Avenir Québec has secured a resounding win in the Quebec legislature.

Coalition Avenir Quebec Leader Francois Legault and his wife Isabelle Brais, centre, watch the election results in Quebec City, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

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BREAKING | North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea on Tuesday fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years, forcing Japan to issue evacuation notices and suspend trains, as the North escalates tests of weapons designed to strike regional U.S. allies.

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks to the media following a report of a North Korea's missile launch, at his office in Tokyo, Oct. 4, 2022. (Kyodo News via AP)