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More than 100 Protesters Arrested in Ottawa, Despite Claims in Facebook Video

More than 100 Protesters Arrested in Ottawa, Despite Claims in Facebook Video

More than 100 people were arrested during the Freedom Convoy protests in Ottawa. But a video on social media falsely claimed protesters were released “in the middle of nowhere” because the arrests were “illegal.” An associate professor of law who observed the protests said that “police had the authority to arrest and charge everyone in the illegal gathering.”

Doctor Makes False Claim About Stillbirths in Canadian Hospitals

Doctor Makes False Claim About Stillbirths in Canadian Hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant people, and the World Health Organization says the vaccines are safe for them. Yet online articles cite a Canadian doctor who falsely claims that the vaccines have caused an unusually high number of stillbirths in Canadian hospitals. A hospital representative told us there was “no truth to this claim.”

Trump Garbles Canadian Trade Stats

Trump Garbles Canadian Trade Stats

The official U.S. statistics on trade with Canada show that the United States has a trade surplus with our neighbor to the north. The U.S. surplus was $2.8 billion in 2017, according to the Census Bureau. Yet, President Donald Trump has claimed that the U.S. has “close to $100 billion a year loss with Canada” or $17 billion “minimum.”

Trump’s Canadian Trade Tale

Trump’s Canadian Trade Tale

In making his case for renegotiating NAFTA, President Donald Trump told GOP donors that the U.S. has a trade surplus with Canada — but only because the trade balance “doesn’t include energy and timber.” That’s false.

No Child Euthanasia in Canada

No Child Euthanasia in Canada

Q: Has Canada passed a law that would allow parents to euthanize disabled children?

A: No. Canada’s physician-assisted death law applies only to adults if they are mentally capable of making such a decision.

The U.S.-Canada Dairy Dispute

The U.S.-Canada Dairy Dispute

President Donald Trump has said that what Canada has “done to our dairy farm workers is a disgrace” and that “dairy farmers in Wisconsin and upstate New York … are getting killed by NAFTA.” But that trade agreement isn’t what’s hurting farmers in the current dispute.