Category: truckers protest

Truckers Protest Gig Worker Law at Southern California Ports

LOS ANGELES—Honking truckers tied up traffic early on July 13 protesting California’s “gig worker” law, which reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. The protests hit a number of roads near the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach and blocked several freeways. The truckers held up signs with such slogans as “AB5 Kills Dreams,” referring…


Freedom Convoy USA Abandons Northern Route, Urges Truckers to Join Main Convoy

Organizers of Freedom Convoy USA 2022 are urging all truckers and patriots who planned on joining them in their trek to Washington, D.C. to change course and join the main group, The People’s Convoy, which as of Saturday morning had reached Amarillo, Texas. Kyle Sefcik, national organizer for Freedom Convoy USA 2022 told The Epoch…


Trudeau Doubles Down on Use of Emergencies Act After Ottawa Protest Cleared

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the federal government will continue pursuing the Emergencies Act even though the protesters have now been largely cleared from downtown Ottawa and the blockades at several Canada-U.S. border crossings were cleared and had been reopened since before the act was invoked. At a press conference on Feb. 21, Trudeau used pointed language…


Tensions Rising as Police Action Against Ottawa Protesters Looks Imminent

Early on the morning of Feb. 17 work crews in Ottawa erected eight-foot high wire fences along the interior of the stone wall separating Parliament Hill from Wellington St, where the main body of trucks and protesters are gathered. Authorities left only one or two gates open to allow people to get up on the…


A Salute to Our Truckers

Commentary Canada is a magnificent country! But our land can also be treacherous because of its unforgiving weather, bad roads, and vast distances between villages, towns, and cities. I was born and raised a 10-hour drive from the closest next big city, Montreal. Ten hours of sinuous roads and, in winter, driving conditions that didn’t…


Trucker Protests: The Deeper Problem Is Canada’s Entrenched and Divisive Media-Politico Class

Commentary Signs abound that Canada’s media-politico class is losing, however temporarily, its collective mind. The signs come daily, often hourly. Or in the immortal words of Ontario Premier Doug Ford: “The cheese is slipping off the cracker.” That would be the same Doug Ford who just declared a “state of emergency” to deal with a…


NTD News Today Full Broadcast (Feb. 08)

One of President Joe Biden’s cabinet members has resigned. That’s after he admitted he treated his colleagues disrespectfully. A new report says labor unions collected tens of millions of dollars in pandemic aid, even though it was supposed to go to small businesses and nonprofits instead. Canada’s House of Commons held an emergency debate in…