CBC Radio’s The House: Protest convoy arrives in Ottawa
47:50Protest convoy arrives in Ottawa
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Protesters from across Canada are rally in ottawa this weekend to speak out against vaccination mandates, COVID-19 restrictions and the Trudeau government. Jobs Minister Carla Qualtrough is one of three Cabinet ministers who this week issued a joint statement with the Canadian Trucking Alliance in support of vaccines. She sits down to discuss government stance.
Plus, conservative transport critic Melissa Lantsman discusses her party’s stance on protesters and opposition leader Erin O’Toole plans to meet with some of them. Janyce McGregor and Shannon Proudfoot of CBC’s Maclean’s are also joining the program to break the political risk the protests pose to federal parties.
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Canada’s promises to Ukraine
Canada is expansion its missing training in Ukraine sending 60 more soldiers right away. But he does not send the lethal weapons requested by the Ukrainians. Will Canada’s aid make a difference as Russia blows down Ukraine’s neck?
Professor Matthew Schmidt, an expert in defense and foreign policy at the University of New Haven and former strategic adviser to the US military, explains the strategy behind Western support and Canada’s role.
8:12Canada’s promises to Ukraine
BC Parents on Child Care Changes
This week, Nunavut signed a child care contract with the federal government, leaving Ontario the sole jurisdiction without such an agreement.
CBC’s Meera Bains reports in British Columbia — the first province to sign the federal plan last summer — on the difference the agreement has made for parents in the province so far, and what remains to be done.
4:59BC Parents on Child Custody Changes
Tribute to the victims of the shooting in the mosque of Quebec
Saturday marks the fifth anniversary of the day a gunman walked into a prayer room of a Quebec mosque and killed six people. Last year, the federal government declared January 29 a National Day of Remembrance.
Mohamed Labidi was vice-president of the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec at the time of the tragedy. He says The House how he and other members of Quebec’s Muslim community will remember the victims five years later.
2:25Tribute to the victims of the shooting in the mosque of Quebec