On this episode of Global National: After 11 days of protesters occupying and disrupting the nation’s capital, Ottawa police are now taking action as they begin to dismantle protest encampments and seize supplies. As David Akin reports, protesters remain defiant, as pressure and frustration among federal politicians rise.
Ottawa’s police arson unit is also investigating whether someone who might be linked to the convoy protest, tried to start a fire inside the lobby of an apartment building. As Ross Lord reports, the incident is amplifying fears among residents who already feel under siege.
And as the protest drags on in the capital, there are fears of foreign interference, as the U.S. far-right and media also weigh into the unrest. Jackson Proskow explores who is backing this protest with money and moral support.
Plus, in a bid to further de-escalate tensions between Russia and Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. As Redmond Shannon reports, the high stakes meeting comes as thousands of U.S. troops begin arriving in Eastern Europe.
Also, Canadian snowboarder, Max Parrot, has won his first Olympic gold medal, after topping the podium in slopestyle at the Winter Games in Beijing. Our Mike Drolet looks at Parrot’s stunning comeback after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and how that fight transformed his outlook on life.
And as facts are lost in the noise, disruptive protests against Canada’s COVID-19 mandates are also boiling new threats against journalists covering the demonstrations. Global National’s Dawna Friesen sifts through the baseless accusations, the violent threats against the press and why it doesn’t bode well for democracy.
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