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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Ontario Premier Doug Ford

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Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

The Prime Minister emphasized the critical importance of standing up for Canadians’ rights and freedoms, including workers’ rights. He was clear that the preemptive use of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ notwithstanding clause is wrong and inappropriate, and should only ever be used in the most exceptional of circumstances.

The two leaders discussed recent investments in Ontario, including to support the telecommunications sector and to produce components of electric vehicle batteries that will create good middle-class jobs. They also talked about their ongoing work together on health care and affordable housing, notably through the Housing Accelerator Fund.

The Prime Minister and the Premier agreed to continue working together on these and other issues of importance to Ontarians.

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