Ottawa police confirms it’s investigating officers for allegedly supporting ‘Freedom Convoy’

Investigations began during illegal protest’s ‘early days,’ interim chief says The Ottawa Police Service has confirmed it’s been investigating a small number of officers who may have supported the so-called Freedom Convoy since the early days of the illegal occupation in the downtown core. Interim Chief Steve Bell told CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning Thursday the force isContinue reading “Ottawa police confirms it’s investigating officers for allegedly supporting ‘Freedom Convoy’”

Trudeau plans to invoke Emergencies Act in response to protests: sources

Act grants cabinet ability to take ‘special temporary measures that may not be appropriate in normal times’ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told his caucus he will invoke the never-before-used Emergencies Act to give the federal government extra powers to handle anti-vaccine mandate protests across the country, sources say. Those sources, who were not authorizedContinue reading “Trudeau plans to invoke Emergencies Act in response to protests: sources”

Canada pushes back against Republican-fueled support for COVID-19 protests

Canada’s public safety minister said Monday that U.S. officials should stay out of his country’s domestic affairs, joining other Canadian leaders in pushing back against prominent Republicans who offered support for the protests of COVID-19 mandates that have besieged downtown Ottawa for more than a week. A day after the city declared a state of emergency,Continue reading “Canada pushes back against Republican-fueled support for COVID-19 protests”

Trudeau won’t commit to negotiate with truckers, says deploying army not “in the cards right now” – Global News

In response to being asked Thursday whether his government was considering deploying the Canadian military to intervene with the ongoing trucker protests in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said “one has to be “very, very cautious” when considering such an option. He added that there has been no requests and that it isn’t “in theContinue reading “Trudeau won’t commit to negotiate with truckers, says deploying army not “in the cards right now” – Global News”

Canada: COVID-19 hospitalizations up 67 per cent in week as Omicron takes hold

The number of COVID-19 patients in Canadian hospitals climbed by 67 per cent over the past week, including a 9-per-cent increase in infected people in intensive care units, according to data compiled by The Globe and Mail. The highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 has swept across Canada in little over a month. Now, asContinue reading “Canada: COVID-19 hospitalizations up 67 per cent in week as Omicron takes hold”

Bizarre legal theory making anti-vaccine movement more extreme, experts warn

Opposition to public health measures vaults Freemen-on-the-land ideology into public eye The anti-vaccine movement in Canada is becoming increasingly radicalized thanks to a bizarre legal theory spreading through its ranks, according to multiple experts. Last week, protesters entered a school in Salmon Arm, B.C., to “serve” school officials with what lawyers say are bogus legal documents. The documents areContinue reading “Bizarre legal theory making anti-vaccine movement more extreme, experts warn”

‘About damn time’: First Nation gets clean water after 24-year wait

Residents of Shoal Lake 40 can drink from taps thanks to a new water treatment facility but dozens of communities lack access Residents of a First Nations community in Canada, who were deprived of clean drinking water for nearly a quarter of a century, can now drink from their taps after a water treatment facility becameContinue reading “‘About damn time’: First Nation gets clean water after 24-year wait”

Trudeau hit by gravel as protesters surround campaign bus in London, Ont.

Liberal leader says he’s OK; O’Toole calls incident ‘disgusting’ Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was hit by some gravel Monday while boarding a campaign bus in London, Ont. As Trudeau went to get on the bus, which was surrounded by angry protesters, small objects could be seen thrown in his direction. A masked Trudeau looked startled beforeContinue reading “Trudeau hit by gravel as protesters surround campaign bus in London, Ont.”

Trudeau campaign rally cancelled over security concerns amid protests

Dozens of angry protesters chant obscenities at leader’s Ontario event Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is vowing to meet “anger with compassion” after a campaign rally was cancelled amid protests. Trudeau was expected to address supporters Friday evening in Bolton, Ont., but the event was cancelled over security concerns. Dozens of angry protesters, who outnumbered Liberal supporters, gathered near theContinue reading “Trudeau campaign rally cancelled over security concerns amid protests”

Top epidemiologist resigns from Ontario’s COVID-19 science table, alleges withholding of ‘grim’ projections

Doctor says fall modelling not being shared in ‘transparent manner with the public’ One of Ontario’s most vocal epidemiologists has resigned from the province’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, alleging the group has delayed publication of its pandemic projections for the fall due to political interference — a charge the table has denied. Dr. David Fisman,Continue reading “Top epidemiologist resigns from Ontario’s COVID-19 science table, alleges withholding of ‘grim’ projections”

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