Under the big top: Circus sets up at CrossIron Mills

Under the big top: Circus sets up at CrossIron Mills

The Royal Canadian International Circus' big top tent is seen. (the Royal Canadian International Circus) The Royal Canadian International Circus' big top tent is seen. (the Royal Canadian International Circus)

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Celebrations, protests take place on Canada Day in Ottawa

Thousands of people wearing red and white and waiving Canadian flags packed downtown Ottawa to celebrate Canada's 155th birthday on Friday, while groups of protesters popped up around Parliament Hill to protest COVID-19 vaccines and federal restrictions.

Wellington Street in front of Parliament Hill on Friday evening, as Canadians celebrated Canada's 155th birthday. (Jeremie Charron/CTV News Ottawa)