Trucks

Truck drivers hang a Canadian flag on the front grille of a truck parked in downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill on Feb. 2. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

Court extends freeze on Ottawa protest donations tied to class-action lawsuit

Class-action lawsuit seeks $306 million in damages related to three-week anti-government protest

 

Protestors gather along Wellington Street as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns reaches its 14th day, in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

Red Deer MP calls Emergencies Act ‘government overreach’

Liberals should have talked to protesters

Protestors gather along Wellington Street as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns reaches its 14th day, in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
A person walks among trucks as Wellington Street is lined with trucks during a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A person walks among trucks as Wellington Street is lined with trucks during a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A man walks past trucks parked in front of the Parliament buildings, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Emergencies Act could harm truckers unconnected with blockades: trade group

Emergencies Act could harm truckers unconnected with blockades: trade group

A man walks past trucks parked in front of the Parliament buildings, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Canadian flag is reflected in a wheel hub as demonstrators against a vaccine mandate for truckers and other pandemic restrictions gather in a truck convoy blocking the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing near Coutts, Alta., on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Had to act’: RCMP arrest 13, seize weapons near Alberta-U.S. border crossing

‘The ongoing blockade of our borders and our highways at Coutts will no longer be tolerated’

The Canadian flag is reflected in a wheel hub as demonstrators against a vaccine mandate for truckers and other pandemic restrictions gather in a truck convoy blocking the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing near Coutts, Alta., on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Protesters block traffic at the Ambassador Bridge, linking Windsor, Ontario and Detroit on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. The demonstration in solidarity with protests in Ottawa against COVID-19 restrictions blocked traffic into Canada on the Ambassador Bridge linking Windsor and Detroit. It is the single busiest commercial crossing in North America. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne

Are vaccine protests in Canada a factor in Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine timeline?

Professor sees earmarks of Russia’s foreign interference techniques

Protesters block traffic at the Ambassador Bridge, linking Windsor, Ontario and Detroit on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. The demonstration in solidarity with protests in Ottawa against COVID-19 restrictions blocked traffic into Canada on the Ambassador Bridge linking Windsor and Detroit. It is the single busiest commercial crossing in North America. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne
A protester yells “freedom” towards a person who attempted to stick a paper sign on a truck criticizing the so called “Freedom Convoy,” a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, on its 18th day, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

CCLA warns normalizing emergency legislation threatens democracy and civil liberties

Act to force towing companies to remove big rigs and other vehicles

A protester yells “freedom” towards a person who attempted to stick a paper sign on a truck criticizing the so called “Freedom Convoy,” a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, on its 18th day, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Police walk the line to remove all truckers and supporters after a court injunction gave police the power to enforce the law after protesters blocked the access leading from the Ambassador Bridge, linking Detroit and Windsor, as truckers and their supporters continue to protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and restrictions, in Windsor, Ont., Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Police walk the line to remove all truckers and supporters after a court injunction gave police the power to enforce the law after protesters blocked the access leading from the Ambassador Bridge, linking Detroit and Windsor, as truckers and their supporters continue to protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and restrictions, in Windsor, Ont., Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Truck driver Mat Mackenzie, 36, and others protest COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. A judge has ordered protesters at the Ambassador Bridge over the U.S.-Canadian border to end the 5-day-old blockade that has disrupted the flow of goods between the two countries and forced the auto industry on both sides to roll back production. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Canada protests sound common refrain: ‘We stand for freedom’

Timing of protests raised eyebrows since they began as many restrictions were being lifted

  • Feb 13, 2022
Truck driver Mat Mackenzie, 36, and others protest COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. A judge has ordered protesters at the Ambassador Bridge over the U.S.-Canadian border to end the 5-day-old blockade that has disrupted the flow of goods between the two countries and forced the auto industry on both sides to roll back production. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
Police walk the line to remove all truckers and supporters after a court injunction gave police the power to enforce the law after protesters blocked the access leading from the Ambassador Bridge, linking Detroit and Windsor, as truckers and their supporters continue to protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and restrictions, in Windsor, Ont., Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Police walk the line to remove all truckers and supporters after a court injunction gave police the power to enforce the law after protesters blocked the access leading from the Ambassador Bridge, linking Detroit and Windsor, as truckers and their supporters continue to protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and restrictions, in Windsor, Ont., Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
This combination photo shows, from left, Tucker Carlson, host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” and Sean Hannity, host of “Hannity” on Fox News. Several conservative media figures in the United States, including Carlson and Hannity, have taken up the cause of Canadian truckers who have occupied parts of Ottawa and blocked border crossings to protest COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates. (AP Photo/File)

US conservative figures cheer on Canadian trucker protest

American protest could begin in Southern California as early as this weekend

This combination photo shows, from left, Tucker Carlson, host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” and Sean Hannity, host of “Hannity” on Fox News. Several conservative media figures in the United States, including Carlson and Hannity, have taken up the cause of Canadian truckers who have occupied parts of Ottawa and blocked border crossings to protest COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates. (AP Photo/File)
Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin questions witnesses during a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on Sept. 17, 2020 in Washington. Slotkin complained Wednesday about a General Motors plant outside Lansing that’s being starved of parts from Canada by the ongoing closure of the border crossing between Detroit and Windsor, Ont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/POOL via AP-Chip Somodevilla

As border blockade persists, Canadians fear a pretext for more U.S. protectionism

General Motors plant outside Lansing being starved of parts from Canada

Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin questions witnesses during a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on Sept. 17, 2020 in Washington. Slotkin complained Wednesday about a General Motors plant outside Lansing that’s being starved of parts from Canada by the ongoing closure of the border crossing between Detroit and Windsor, Ont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/POOL via AP-Chip Somodevilla
Protestors gather along Wellington Street as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns reaches its 14th day, in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
Protestors gather along Wellington Street as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns reaches its 14th day, in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
An RCMP officer talks with an anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrator at road block on the highway in Milk River, Alta., Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
An RCMP officer talks with an anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrator at road block on the highway in Milk River, Alta., Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Counter-protesters hold signs protesting police inaction outside the Ottawa Police Station on Elgin Street as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues to gridlock streets in the downtown core with trucks blasting their horns, in Ottawa, on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

GoFund Me called to Commons committee as links to U.S. alleged in Ottawa protest

GoFundMe has been used to raise more than $10 million to support the anti-vaccine mandate protesters

Counter-protesters hold signs protesting police inaction outside the Ottawa Police Station on Elgin Street as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues to gridlock streets in the downtown core with trucks blasting their horns, in Ottawa, on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A truck convoy of anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators continues to block the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘It feels great’: Trucks heading to U.S. finally get through Alberta blockades

Protesters remain at the main blockade in Coutts, but agreed to open a lane in each direction

A truck convoy of anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators continues to block the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Truck drivers hang a Canadian flag on the front grill of a truck parked in downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Truck drivers hang a Canadian flag on the front grill of a truck parked in downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

More police called in to help with U.S. border blockade in southern Alberta: RCMP

RCMP say other blockades happening on highways in Coutts area

Anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh