In a virtual news conference, officials from the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) provide an operational update on the ongoing truck demonstration in the city. The downtown core in the nation’s capital has been gridlocked since the protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates began on January 28 on Parliament Hill. Taking part in the briefing are Jim Watson, the mayor of Ottawa; Diane Deans, city councillor and chair of the Ottawa Police Services Board; Peter Sloly, chief of the OPS; Trish Ferguson, acting deputy chief of community policing; and Kim Ayotte, general manager of Ottawa’s Emergency and Protective Services.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau comments as a protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates continues in Ottawa. The downtown area in the nation’s capital has been gridlocked since the protest began January 28 on Parliament Hill. The prime minister is speaking from self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. Two of his children have also tested positive.
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole holds a news conference on Parliament Hill following a meeting of his caucus. Conservative members gathered ahead of the return of Parliament on January 31. The Conservative leader discusses the the trucker convoy that is heading to Ottawa in protest of the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate and faces questions from reporters on the internal review of the party’s 2021 federal election campaign.