48:15Protest convoy rolls into Ottawa
The trucks stop here
Protesters from across Canada are gathering in Ottawa this weekend to speak out against vaccine mandates, COVID-19 restrictions and the Trudeau government. Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough is one of three cabinet ministers who issued a joint statement this week with the Canadian Trucking Alliance in support of vaccines. She sits down to discuss the government’s position.
Plus, Conservative transport critic Melissa Lantsman discusses her party’s position on the demonstrators and Opposition Leader Erin O’Toole’s plans to meet with some of them. CBC’s Janyce McGregor and Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s also join the program to break down the political risk the protests pose for federal parties.
25:16The trucks stop here
Canada’s promises to Ukraine
Canada is expanding its training missing in Ukraine by sending 60 more troops right away. But it’s not sending the lethal weapons the Ukrainians requested. Will Canada’s help make a difference as Russia breathes down Ukraine’s neck?
Professor Matthew Schmidt, an expert on defence and foreign policy at the University of New Haven and a former strategic adviser to the U.S. Army, explains the strategy behind the West’s support and the role Canada is playing.
8:12Canada’s promises to Ukraine
B.C. parents on child care changes
This week, Nunavut inked a child care deal with the federal government, leaving Ontario the only jurisdiction without an such an agreement.
CBC’s Meera Bains reports from British Columbia — the first province to sign on to the federal plan last summer — on the difference the deal has made to parents in the province so far, and what still needs to be done.
4:59B.C. parents on childcare changes
Remembering Quebec City mosque shooting victims
Saturday marks five years since a gunman walked into a prayer room in a Quebec City mosque and killed six people. Last year, the federal government proclaimed January 29 a national day of remembrance.
Mohamed Labidi was vice-president of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City when the tragedy hit. He tells The House how he and other members of Quebec’s Muslim community will be remembering the victims, five years on.
2:25Remembering Quebec City mosque shooting victims