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These are the 5 headlines you should read this morning

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrives in Canada, Doug Ford backtracks on the Greenbelt, and the U.S. weighs in on the Canada-India rift.

Here's what you need to know to start your day:

1. Zelenskyy in Canada: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska arrived in Canada Thursday night, and have a full day of events ahead of them, in Ottawa and Toronto.

2. Ford backtracks: Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he will be reversing his government’s decision to open up the Greenbelt to developers, calling the controversial land removals a “mistake.”

3. Canada-India rift: The U.S. is in touch with India after Ottawa said Indian government agents had links to the murder of a Sikh separatist leader in Canada, and Washington is giving India no "special exemption" in the matter, U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Thursday.

4. Costly contract: A Toronto-based law firm was awarded a nearly $4.5-million contract to work on former special rapporteur David Johnston's ill-fated foreign interference probe.

5. Signs and symptoms: Here's a quick look at how to tell if you have COVID, a cold or the flu.

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