Emergencies Act inquiry: Trudeau defends COVID-19 mandates, denies calling unvaccinated names

On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his government's implementation of COVID-19 mandates in relation to truck drivers as well as travel by air and train. Saying he relied on health officials, scientists and experts to make these decisions to protect Canadians, he went on to deny he had called the unvaccinated "names." Rather, he said he highlighted differences between those hesitant to get vaccinated "for any range of reasons" from people who "deliberately spread misinformation."