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Liveblog: Canada Day celebrations, nationwide protests – National | Nation World News

Communities across the country are already gearing up for the biggest Canada Day celebration since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Public holiday events were halted due to the pandemic, but the easing of health restrictions has once again made large gatherings and gatherings possible.

However, not all cities will return to staging major events. Montreal, Vancouver and other jurisdictions have opted not to hold the parade, for example, citing financial issues as well as security concerns related to the pandemic.

Instead, smaller street festivals and events focused on indigenous reconciliation are being planned.

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Cities are also gearing up for protests – especially Ottawa, where residents continue to grapple with what police have acknowledged, a “prolonged blow” from the convoy blockade earlier this year.

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Organizers have moved the festivities from the familiar backdrop of Parliament Hill to nearby Lebreton Flats, while police have cordoned off the parliamentary complex to prevent another blockade.


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Some organizers of the “Freedom Convoy” blockade and the following “Rolling Thunder” protests have vowed to return to the capital on Friday this spring, with police and the public likely to stay those protesters during the weekend.

Global News is following the events across the country and will provide you with the latest information here.

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