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Justin Trudeau invokes Emergencies Act to freeze anti-vaccine mandate protesters’ bank accounts, vehicle insurance

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken the unprecedented step of invoking the Emergencies Act to crack down on anti-vaccine mandate protests. Mr Trudeau said the scope of the measures would be “time-limited”, “reasonable and proportionate” and would not see the military deployed. Without a court order, banks will be able freeze personal accounts of […]

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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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Truck drivers protesting vaccine rules and restrictions block key border crossing between US and Canada

Truck drivers are blocking a key border crossing between the US and Canada, sparking fears of economic disruption. While limited US-bound traffic is being allowed to cross the Ambassador Bridge in Ontario, Canada-bound lanes from Detroit remain closed. Business associations have called for the bridge to be immediately cleared to ensure the steady flow of […]

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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 […]