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Canada must confront the toxic ‘Freedom Convoy’ head-on

Posted on AllSides January 31st, 2022
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(REUTERS/Carlos Osorio)

Long lines of truckers, calling themselves the “Freedom Convoy,” are headed across Canada to Ottawa from the West and from the East. Estimates of the size of the convoy vary. I won’t estimate. Bigger than a breadbasket, smaller than Hadrian’s Wall. Hundreds of trucks and personal vehicles, by some estimates.

Those taking part are on their way, ostensibly, to protest pandemic measures, including vaccine mandates for truckers, but that’s just the tip of the spear. The leadership of the group is promising to remain peaceful, but the convoy is made up of...

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