Ottawa police begin arresting protesters, clearing streets – ABC News

ABC News’ Kenneth Moton is live from Ottawa as police have begun arresting COVID mandate protesters outside the parliament building. Officials hope this will convince other protesters to go home.

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”

Follower of QAnon Influencer Who Claims to be Canada’s Queen Arrested Over School Threats

“Time to go hunting. Bang bang,” the follower of Romana Didulo wrote in a private chat for her “duck hunters.” A follower of Romana Didulo, a woman who claims to be the Queen of Canada, was arrested in Laval, Quebec, after allegedly making threats about his daughter’s school.  The arrest comes after Didulo, a QAnon influencer withContinue reading “Follower of QAnon Influencer Who Claims to be Canada’s Queen Arrested Over School Threats”

Trudeau files last-ditch appeal against billions for Indigenous children

Tribunal ordered Canadian government to pay compensation to children who suffered discrimination in welfare system Justin Trudeau’s government has launched a last-minute court appeal against a ruling that would require it pay billions of dollars to First Nations children who suffered discrimination in the welfare system. Minutes before a court deadline on Friday afternoon, the government filedContinue reading “Trudeau files last-ditch appeal against billions for Indigenous children”

Entire B.C. school district to go into lockdown after vaccine protesters enter 3 schools

A school district in B.C.’s southern Interior says all schools in its zone will be in lockdown mode on Monday, after COVID-19 vaccine protesters entered three schools on Friday and served a “notice of liability.” School District 83, which covers the North Okanagan and Shuswap regions, said protesters entered Ranchero Elementary, South Canoe Elementary and the SullivanContinue reading “Entire B.C. school district to go into lockdown after vaccine protesters enter 3 schools”

Anti-logging protest becomes Canada’s biggest ever act of civil disobedience

At least 866 arrested since April, as police condemned for violence against protesters defending Vancouver Island’s ancient forests A string of protests against old-growth logging in western Canada have become the biggest act of civil disobedience in the country’s history, with the arrest of least 866 people since April. The bitter fight over the future of VancouverContinue reading “Anti-logging protest becomes Canada’s biggest ever act of civil disobedience”

Police deploy pepper spray, 2 injured, as tensions escalate at Fairy Creek blockade

Opponents of old-growth logging on Vancouver Island are alleging RCMP used excessive force amid rising tensions near the disputed Fairy Creek watershed. The RCMP says one protester and one police officer were injured on Saturday while arrests were being made on a road leading into the area. A total of 33 people were arrested on Saturday. “EarlyContinue reading “Police deploy pepper spray, 2 injured, as tensions escalate at Fairy Creek blockade”

More than 230 deaths reported in British Columbia amid historic heat wave

More than 230 deaths have been reported in British Columbia since Friday as a historic heat wave brought record-high temperatures, officials said Tuesday. The province’s chief coroner called it an “unprecedented time.” “Since the onset of the heat wave late last week, the BC Coroners Service has experienced a significant increase in deaths reported whereContinue reading “More than 230 deaths reported in British Columbia amid historic heat wave”

RCMP played a ‘clear and unavoidable role’ in Canada’s residential schools tragedy: Blair

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) played a “clear and unavoidable” role in the “tragedy” of residential schools in Canada, the country’s Public Safety Minister says. Bill Blair made the comments during a meeting of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security Wednesday afternoon. The minister also acknowledged “the role of the government in which we allContinue reading “RCMP played a ‘clear and unavoidable role’ in Canada’s residential schools tragedy: Blair”

Arrests on Vancouver Island over old-growth logging blockades tally 33 on Saturday

Longtime activist Tzeporah Berman one of those arrested Saturday as RCMP continue enforcing court order More than 30 activists were arrested on Southern Vancouver Island on Saturday, including a prominent environmentalist, as RCMP continue to enforce a court order to allow logging in the area. This week B.C. RCMP began enforcing a court injunction that orders the removalContinue reading “Arrests on Vancouver Island over old-growth logging blockades tally 33 on Saturday”

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