MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 03 Jul 2022 20:53:20 +0000 Trucker protest converging on Canadian capital http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/66369c17c81344a6aafa4bac75be0aa6 The first trucks in a massive national convoy that's protesting the Canadian government's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers are expected to be near the capital, Ottawa, Friday. (Jan. 28) 66369c17c81344a6aafa4bac75be0aa6 Fri, 28 Jan 2022 11:13:48 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MANDATORY CREDIT CTV; NO ACCESS CANADACTV - NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MANDATORY CREDIT CTV; NO ACCESS CANADAOntario - Exact location not available - 27 January 20221. Truck with Canadian flag in front, honking horn2. Wider of truck, other trucks following3. Protesters on side of road, waving Canadian flags and cheering4. SOUNDBITE (English) Vaccine mandate protester, name not available:"We have a choice in this country. Not tyranny. Not being told what to inject in our body."5. SOUNDBITE (English) Man driving truck, name not available:Truck driver: "It's ridiculous." (Reporter: "How come?")Truck driver: "Well, we need to be vaccinated. You want to bring it back and forth over the borders? You want a job? Get vaccinated."6. Various protesters on side of road7. Trucks with Canadian flags driving slow and honking horns8. People on highway overpass waving Canadian flags9. Various aerials - crowds of protestersSTORYLINE:The first trucks in a massive national convoy that was organized to protest the federal government's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border drivers are due to arrive in the Ottawa area today.The convoy of big rigs has been gaining participants and supporters as it rolls across the country from all directions for a weekend rally in the capital.In Toronto Thursday crowds of people lined part of the route, waving Canadian flags and holding up signs denouncing the vaccine mandate as they cheered the truckers on.Some with extreme, far-right views have latched onto the protest, which has been condemned by the Canadian Trucking Alliance.Many truckers have posted on social media they are continuing to do their jobs and that the convoy doesn't speak for them.Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino has warned people not to dismiss the protesters as simple freedom fighters, saying nobody wants to see the Parliament Hill demonstration descend into anti-government violence.Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole said Thursday that he would meet with some of the truckers, adding that he and his MP's have long stood against the vaccine mandate they now face. But he also denounced those involved in the convoy who are espousing racist and extremist ideas.Meanwhile, police in Ottawa stressed they would not tolerate any criminal behaviour as they made plans to deal with thousands of demonstrators at Saturday's so called "freedom rally."===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. The first trucks in a massive national convoy that's protesting the Canadian government's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers are expected to be near the capital, Ottawa, Friday. (Jan. 28) Trucker protest converging on Canadian capital