Ottawa Protest

‘Freedom Convoy’ protesters voted The Canadian Press Newsmaker of the Year

Dec 20, 2022 | 10:15am

They came to Ottawa by the thousands with different goals and grievances, but united in their disenfranchisement with the federal Liberal government and COVID-19 health restrictions. The protesters who formed the self-titled “Freedom Convoy” and similar demonstrations across the country blockaded the streets of the capital and international border crossings, marking a new form of […]

‘Freedom Convoy’ protest voted news story of the year

Dec 19, 2022 | 10:05am

The massive convoy of demonstrators that rolled into Ottawa this past winter loudly heralded a new era in Canadian politics, with blaring horns and the rumble of hundreds of idling engines. The weeks-long “Freedom Convoy” protests in Ottawa and the kindred demonstrations that appeared at provincial legislatures and international border crossings aimed to force governments to end COVID-19 […]