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Global National: June 22, 2022 | Canadian money misery continues as inflation reaches 39-year high

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As Canada hits a 39-year-high with its inflation rate, the rising cost of living has gone from being a fact of life or mild annoyance to the main source of financial anxiety. According to a new Ipsos poll done exclusively for Global News, 85 per cent of respondents are stressed their income won't keep up with inflation. Anne Gaviola has more.

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The federal Liberals and RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki are denying they interfered in the investigation into the 2020 Nova Scotia mass killings. As Ross Lord explains, RCMP Supt. Darren Campbell claims Lucki pushed for more information to be publicly released, to help further Ottawa's gun control agenda.

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