5 things to know on CTVNews.ca for Friday, January 14, 2022: Coronavirus restrictions, trucker vaccine mandate, Christmas parade crash

TORONTO — COVID-19 restrictions vary by region across Canada, truck drivers will not be exempted from mandating a new vaccine, and a judge is set to decide whether or not the suspect in the Wisconsin motorcade crash will be prosecuted. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

1. COVID-19 Restrictions: Some regions of the country are easing restrictions on the spread of the pandemic while others are tightening them depending on their officials’ perceptions of whether the COVID-19 curve is fading or has not yet peaked.

2. Truck Driver Rules: The federal government says unvaccinated Canadians will not be exempt from the mandate for the new federal vaccine for truck drivers that takes effect this weekend.

3- Ending the epidemic: An epidemiologist said Canada should help lead vaccination efforts abroad in order to prevent the next dangerous alternative and truly end the epidemic.

4. Christmas Parade Crash: A judge is set to decide Friday whether a Milwaukee man accused of moving his SUV during a Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring dozens, will stand trial for premeditated murder.

5. Corporate Taxes: Canadian companies have already generated enough revenue this year to pay their 2022 taxes, according to a new report.

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