5 things to know on CTVNews.ca on Tuesday, February 15, 2022: Emergency Act, Novak Djokovic, gold for Canada
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an unprecedented move in front of convoys of trucks, Novak Djokovic said he was willing to give up major tournaments to stay unvaccinated, and Canada took gold by breaking a record. Olympics in Beijing. Here’s what you need to know today.
1. Emergencies Act: In an effort to control the protests, the federal government is enacting the Emergencies Act for the first time in Canadian history.
2. Alberta Border Blockade: RCMP officers in Alberta arrested 13 people and seized several weapons including guns and armor from the Coutts border blockade.
3. Novak Djokovic: If forced to choose, Novak Djokovic says he would skip the French Open and Wimbledon instead of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
4. ‘Unruly passenger’: An American Airlines flight attendant hit a passenger on the head with a coffee pot when he tried to open the plane’s emergency door.
5. Winter Olympics: Canada made two podium finishes in early Tuesday’s competition at the Beijing Olympics, including a gold medal, a record-breaking feat in long-distance speed skating.
One more thing…
Leaking money to raise funds for the convoy: An apparent leak of some 92,000 donors to a fundraising platform has provided a glimpse of who may be supporting the trucking protests in Canada.