So-called Shutdown Canada protest fails to live up to its name

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The callout was for communities across the country to blockade their local highways, rail lines and ports.

Even now, we don’t really know for certain who was organizing the so-called Shutdown Canada event.

But throughout the West the numbers were small.

And in Winnipeg, the protesters were met with a barrage of insults and scorn.

APTN’s Dennis Ward has the story.


Host/Producer - Winnipeg

Dennis is Metis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.

1 thought on “So-called Shutdown Canada protest fails to live up to its name

  1. if we change the word ‘protest’ to ‘parade’ we can continue with our educating the public of our plight

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