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Canadian judge orders end to truckers’ bridge blockade with the United States

A Canadian judge has granted a court order to end a truckers’ blockade of a vital trade link with the US. The injunction approved by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice came into effect at 19:00 local time on Friday. The Ambassador Bridge, linking Windsor, Ontario, with Detroit, Michigan, has been blockaded for five days. […]

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Canada: Judge orders truckers in Ottawa to stop honking

Truckers in Ottawa have been ordered to stop honking their horns in an ongoing protest that has snarled up the city. The loud and constant blare of truck horns has become one of the defining features of the movement against Canada’s vaccine mandates. But Judge Hugh McLean has now ordered they be silenced for the […]

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Canada: Ottawa declares state of emergency over trucker vaccine mandate protests

The mayor of Canada’s capital Ottawa has declared a state of emergency in response to more than a week of truckers’ protests against Covid restrictions. Jim Watson said the city was “completely out of control”, with demonstrators outnumbering police. He said the protests posed a threat to the safety and security of residents. The truckers […]

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GoFundMe withholds millions of dollars raised for Canadian truckers protesting against vaccine mandates

GoFundMe says it will withhold millions of dollars raised for Canadian truckers protesting against vaccine mandates, citing police reports of violence. The Freedom Convoy has been rallying since last weekend, and more protests are expected in Toronto and Ottawa. In a statement, the crowdfunding website said it would withhold the donations already made, and refund […]

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Canada Freedom Convoy: PM Justin Trudeau rules out plans to call in military

Canada’s prime minister has said sending in troops to clear protesters from the nation’s capital is “not in the cards right now”. The city’s police chief had earlier refused to rule out military intervention to remove demonstrators. Thousands arrived in the city last weekend to protest vaccine mandates, gridlocking downtown Ottawa. Police Chief Peter Sloly […]

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‘Insult to memory and truth’: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slams truckers protesting against vaccine mandate

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has slammed protests in the capital city against Covid-19 vaccine mandates as “an insult to memory and truth”. Protestors are demonstrating for a third consecutive day over a cross-border vaccine mandate for truckers imposed by the Liberal government. Ottawa police asked the public to avoid the downtown area on Monday, […]

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Canada: Truckers protest against vaccine mandate brings Ottawa to standstill for second day

Protesters against a vaccine mandate for truckers crossing the US-Canada border have brought Canada’s capital city to a standstill for a second day. Thousands of demonstrators joined the so-called Freedom Convoy in Ottawa. Police have started investigations after several incidents, including the appearance of swastika flags and footage of a woman dancing on the tomb […]

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Canada: Hundreds of truckers rally against vaccine mandate in Ottawa

Hundreds of truckers drove their giant rigs into the Canadian capital Ottawa to protest against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Covid-19 vaccine mandates required to cross the United States border. The so-called “Freedom Convoy” from east and west started out as a rally against a vaccine requirement for cross-border truckers, but has turned into a demonstration […]

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Elon Musk praises anti-vax Canadian truck drivers protesting vaccine mandate

Canadian truck drivers determined to shut down central Ottawa over a federal government vaccine mandate rolled across the country towards the capital on Thursday, boosted by praise from Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk. The protesters are unhappy that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party government has imposed a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border truck drivers. […]

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Canada is facing ‘a very serious third wave’ of the COVID-19 pandemic

Canada is facing “a very serious third wave” of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, as the country’s most populous province is struggling to respond to rising infections and hospitalisations, and the rapid spread of coronavirus variants. During a news conference in Ottawa, Trudeau warned that hospitalisations are increasing, intensive care […]

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Ottawa is handing out $100 off at local hotels in bid to revive tourism amid the pandemic

Visiting Canada’s capital during the COVID-19 pandemic is getting cheaper, as Ottawa Tourism hopes to bring Canadian visitors in. To encourage visitation to Ottawa from nearby cities like Montreal and Toronto, Ottawa Tourism is launching an initiative that gives visitors $100 off at a number of hotels. The hope is that it draws people in and […]

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Justin Trudeau takes a knee at Black Lives Matter demonstration

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a knee during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Ottawa on Friday. Trudeau’s act of solidarity comes after he declined to comment earlier in the day about whether he would be attending the protest. Still, he arrived at Parliament Hill — home to Canada’s Parliament — wearing a black […]