I pretty much explain what happened in the video above. While attempting to cover speeches made by officials including The Honourable Marc Garneau, the Government of Canada’s Transport Minister, during Rail Safety Week 2017, I was approached by a security guard from a private company (most likely doing contract work for VIA Rail) and immediately told to stop taking photos (I was taking video, obviously). The security guard then told me to show him everything that I had taken. Once I did, he told me to delete everything on my camera. Not only did I have the few scraps of footage from the event I was covering, but I also had almost three months’ work of photos and videos on my memory card. I bullsh*tted to him and said “Ok!”, but he didn’t seem fully satisfied. I was confused and honestly did not know what I had done wrong. As I explain in the video, I have absolutely no problem with law enforcement or authority. I only wanted to know what I had done, but as I began formulating my questions, I was told quite abruptly to leave the building, several times at that. So, I did, and decided to make this explanation. Better luck next year, I guess!
Footage was taken in April, 2017.
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