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Media Beat: February 07, 2022

What foreign media are saying about Canada’s truckers’ blues

Media Beat: February 07, 2022

By David Farrell

What foreign media are saying about Canada’s truckers’ blues


The “freedom” protests from Vancouver Island to Nova Scotia are capturing media attention abroad and some want to stir the pot to add heat to a news story that is polarizing political opinion at home and paralyzing politicians and police forces in the nation’s capital.

'Freedom Convoy' organisers vow to occupy Ottawa 'for as long as it takes' – Sky News Australia

Media 'ignores and misrepresents' Canadian protests – Sky News Australia

Truckers protest turns into Anti-Trudeau movement" – Gravitas/WION

It’s getting really serious: Overturning the system – MotivHolic & Brit conspiracy theorist David Icke

Disgruntled truckers hold ‘Freedom Convoy’ in Canada – Comedy Central UK

Jordan Peterson sends a message to Premiers Jason Kenney, Scott Moe and Doug Ford, and the Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition

Trudeau versus truckers = Kayleigh McEnany, Fox News

Canadian trucker: I was a hero, and now I'm a racist, and it hurts – RT

Truckers protest at US-Canada border over vaccine mandates – ABC News

Truckers protest in Ottawa against Canada’s vaccine mandate – Al Jazeera

U.S. conservatives throw support, money behind protest convoy – CBC, The National

Big tech wants to 'crush' the Canadian truckers' 'Freedom Convoy' – Sky News Australia

Did 'The Simpsons' predict Canadian truckers' 'Freedom Convoy'? – France 24

Facebook removes ‘Freedom Convoy’ page of truckers against vax mandates - NY Post

Freedom Convoy: Ottawa declares emergency over trucker Covid rules protests - BBC News

“We want those great Canadian truckers to know we are with them all the way.” - Donald Trump

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