Global National: Feb. 6, 2022 | Ottawa declares state of emergency amid trucker convoy protest


On this episode of Global National: As the trucker convoy demonstrations against COVID-19 restrictions in Canada’s capital continues into a second weekend, Ottawa’s mayor has now declared a state of emergency. Mike Drolet explains what this means.

Meanwhile, in Alberta, as further solidarity trucker protests take place in the province’s south, Premier Jason Kenney has suggested an end to pandemic measures coming soon. Heather Yourex-West has that story.

Turning to the tense situation in eastern Europe – a top White House aide has said Russia could invade Ukraine at any time, but stressed there’s still room for a diplomatic solution. Jennifer Johnson reports.

Plus, Canada Post may be on the verge of an overhaul that could include ways to make it more profitable and more manageable. As David Akin tells us, some possible changes include removing rural post offices.

And, a recent U.S. study found a sharp rise in the use of melatonin as a sleep aid – which has apparently spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jamie Mauracher looks at how the largely unregulated item has been linked to health side effects.

Finally, Feb. 6 marks 70 years since British monarch Queen Elizabeth II took the throne following the death of her father, King George VI. Redmond Shannon has the story.

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