Canada’s Trucker Protests Have a New Political Champion

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the protest as illegal. Now some of his key opponents are embracing it.

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Ice Skating at a Rink Is Fun. Gliding Through a Forest? Glorious.

Ottawa’s winter-lovers can now pick among a half-dozen skating trails that wind for miles through the wilderness in and around the city. But climate change threatens the good times.

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How Life as a Trucker Devolved Into a Dystopian Nightmare

Trucking used to offer good pay, decent benefits and normal hours. What happened?

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Trucker Convoy Near Washington, D.C., Is a Low-Key Protest

As the caravan of semis, pickups and R.V.s circled the U.S. capital, downtown D.C. was business as usual.

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Trucker Convoy Protesting Covid Mandates Slows Traffic Around Washington

The convoy slowed traffic outside the capital for hours before fading in the afternoon.

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Canada Freezes Hundreds of Accounts Tied to Protests

As a court denied bail to one arrested protest organizer, banks have locked up hundreds of accounts linked to others under an emergency order invoked by the government.

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After Trucker Protest, Canada Grapples With a Question: Was It a Blip, or Something Bigger?

The demonstrators were passionate, organized and supported financially, but such spontaneous movements often have a tough time converting their energy into real change.

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Truckers at Ottawa Protest Arrested at Gunpoint as Police Advance

The operation appeared to be a final salvo in the government’s effort to break up weekslong protests that have roiled Canada’s capital.

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Police Forces Swell in Ottawa as Prelude to Clampdown

More than 100 police have assembled in a staging area with heavy equipment and Ottawa police have issued a new warning that protesters must immediately leave or face arrest.

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The Ottawa Trucker Protest Is Both Giddy and Terrifying

Pandemic misery has swelled the ranks of a right-wing protest.

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Defiant Protesters in Canada Brace for a Clampdown

The response of law enforcement in the nation’s capital has been painfully sluggish for many residents. But police signaled they may finally be ready to move in.

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An American-Style Protest in Canada

Hundreds of truckers and their supporters have occupied the nation’s capital for weeks, in an act that has shocked the government.

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There’s a Reason Trump Loves the Truckers

Populist nationalism may emphasize the importance of borders but it still transcends them.

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Behind the Fractious Collaboration Steering the Canada Protests

The organizers include former law enforcement officers, military veterans and conservative organizers who are steering unrest that has sent shock waves throughout Canada.

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Canada Protests Baffle a Nation of Rule Followers

The protests seem to challenge the cherished image that Canadians are moderate, rule-following and just plain nice. But was that really a myth all along?

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How Should Biden Deal With Russia on Ukraine?

Readers differ on how President Biden is handling the Ukraine crisis. Also: The Canadian truckers’ protest; Liz Cheney’s courage; responsible travel.

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Ontario will no longer require people show proof of vaccination to enter any indoor spaces.

Doug Ford, the premier, said that the change was based on the diminishing number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, and was not a concession to the protester.

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Canada Moves to Open Blockaded Bridge, but in Ottawa Truckers Won’t Budge

Amid progress at a border bridge, Ottawa remained frozen by an antigovernment protest. There were signs of a slight thaw, with truckers said to be weighing pulling out of part of the capital.

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In Ottawa Protests, a Pressing Question: Where Were the Police?

They were vastly outnumbered, experts say, and unprepared for the sophisticated tactics, discipline and logistical abilities of the protesters.

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Trucker Protests in Canada: What You Need to Know

Once narrowly focused on a vaccine mandate for drivers entering Canada from the U.S., the protests have ballooned into a sprawling campaign against various grievances.

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The Ottawa Trucker Protests Are a Test of Democracy

Peaceful protest is a necessary release valve for pandemic fatigue and frustration.

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Ottawa Protesters Turn a Quiet Capital Upside Down

The Ottawa protesters are giddy with their sense of collective purpose. But local residents see the demonstration as an unruly, disrespectful and even dangerous occupation.

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Ottawa Protests Become Rallying Cry for Far-Right and Anti-Vaccine Groups

It may be only a few hundred demonstrators occupying Ottawa’s streets to protest government overreach, but their message has aroused passions around the world.

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A Moment for Canada’s Far Right, Still Struggling for Support

The country’s political system has made it hard for fringe groups to gain influence. But a new cause, and fund-raising across borders, could begin to fuel Canadian populists.

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Ottawa Mayor Declares State of Emergency Amid Antigovernment Protests

A 10-day demonstration by truckers and other protesters has ensnarled Canada’s capital and led officials to warn that things could turn violent.

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More Canadian Cities Brace For Truck Convoy Protests

Hundreds of additional trucks are expected to arrive in Ottawa on Saturday, and new protests are expected in Toronto and Quebec City.

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Trudeau Condemns “Freedom Convoy” Trucker Protest in Ottawa

The Canadian prime minister, who tested positive for Covid-19, railed against protesters for violence, racism and spreading misinformation.

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In Canada, ‘Freedom Convoy’ Protesting Vaccine Mandates Nears Capital

The “Freedom Convoy” began as a response to Covid vaccine requirements for some truckers, but its political aims have since broadened.

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A Canadian Town Is a Festive Anywhere, U.S.A., Onscreen

With its mix of 19th-century historic buildings and a ’50s diner, Almonte in Ontario has been the go-to location for holiday movies set in Vermont, Alaska and even Milwaukee.

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Canada’s ‘Voice of the Nation’ Rings Out in a Capital Quieted by a Virus

In a belfry high above Ottawa, the Dominion Carillonneur performs live music for a tiny audience, chiming 53 bells to help keep up morale during a health crisis.

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Justin Trudeau in Home Isolation: ‘Daddy’s on an Important Phone Call’

Canada’s prime minister has been a housekeeper and single parent to three children while running the nation, after his wife tested positive for the coronavirus.

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