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Canadian PM Trudeau tests positive for COVID; denounces anti-vaccine protesters

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Entire focus on the behavior of people to avoid speaking about the issue that is being protested. Plus he conveniently has a positive COVID test now.

”let me be clear” is the indicator that misinformation and deflection is about to start from liberals. It’s like the “you know” that athletes use.

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I stand firmly with the hard working truckers who've kept us all alive for the past two years and against Trudeau and his band of airhead liberals who are actively working to destroy our nation

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Trudeau said two of his children have COVID-19 and a test Monday revealed he has it as been infected as well. 

The irony of unmasked, unvaccinated (and vaccinated) protestors being outside in huge groups in minus 20 weather and not catching Covid and triple vaccinated masked up Trudeau huddled up in his million dollar Chateau catching Covid.

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The protesters didn't do their cause much good when they refused to wear masks in local businesses and stole food from homeless shelters.

Canadians are all in this together, but one group feels like they should treat their fellow Canadians with disdain during their protest against vaccine mandates.

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I stand firmly with the hard working truckers who've kept us all alive for the past two years and against Trudeau and his band of airhead liberals who are actively working to destroy our nation

I concur.

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The United States has imposed the same requirement on truckers entering that country so Canada removing it would make little difference.

A rather important detail. Similar to the cries at the southern border. Be consistent in your freedoms and outrage.

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I think it’s bizarre that people can fly across the border without being vaccinated, but truckers cannot drive across.

Protesting is a right, but acting like an anarchist mob is wrong. They’re hurting their cause.

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Peter Neil

I think it’s bizarre that people can fly across the border without being vaccinated, but truckers cannot drive across.

You need to be vaccinated if you arrive in the US by air as well.

Protesting is a right, but acting like an anarchist mob is wrong. They’re hurting their cause.

Agreed.

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Blacklabel

More like their cause is being intentionally hurt by false narratives from the media.

no food was stolen from homeless.

Umm, yeah it happened:

"Earlier today, our staff and volunteers experienced harassment from convoy protestors seeking meals from our soup kitchen," the Shepherds said on Twitter. "The individuals were given meals to diffuse the conflict. Management was then informed of the issue and no further meals were given to protesters. Our soup kitchen is committed to providing meals to people experiencing and at risk of homelessness in Ottawa. This weekend’s events have caused significant strain to our operations at an already difficult time."

https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/ottawa-homeless-shelter-staff-harassed-by-convoy-protesters-demanding-food-1.5760423

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Policies concerning the coronavirus as well as most other health issues are made by the provincial governments and not by the federal government.

The truckers and their supporters might have been better off hiring lobbyists who know to whom they should talk to to try to persuade the provincial governments to change their vaccine mandates.

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It was an impressive convoy- 43 miles long.

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I read the literature on the vaccines when they were approved, and it said quite clearly at that time that infection and transmission were still possible after vaccination. I have no idea why people and politicians have led others to believe that vaccination would end or even slow down the spread of COVID. I wonder even more how substances which in no way reduce infection and transmission are called “vaccines” when, at best, they are a moderately effective therapeutic. Currently, the majority of COVID infections, hospitalizations are among the vaccinated. Can anyone explain the logic behind allowing only the vaccinated to eat out, to travel, or to go to school?

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Many refused to wear masks in hotels, malls and grocery stores and one homeless shelter reported protesters had demanded it feed them.

Criminals and grifters is what this sorry crowd is made up of. I am more than happy that they are freezing out there, only worry is for the small businesses and the homeless, the ones these grifters are stealing from!

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A large majority of Canadians are disgusted with these criminals and don’t appreciate bigots from America trying to unleash their sickness on Canada!

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sangetsu03

I read the literature on the vaccines when they were approved, and it said quite clearly at that time that infection and transmission were still possible after vaccination. I have no idea why people and politicians have led others to believe that vaccination would end or even slow down the spread of COVID.

Because it does slow the spread of the virus.

I wonder even more how substances which in no way reduce infection and transmission are called “vaccines” when, at best, they are a moderately effective therapeutic. Currently, the majority of COVID infections, hospitalizations are among the vaccinated.

Completely wrong. You are many more times more likely to be hospitalized or die if you are unvaccinated.

Can anyone explain the logic behind allowing only the vaccinated to eat out, to travel, or to go to school?

To encourage vaccination because it reduces load on hospitals and saves lives. 2. To reduce the spread of the virus.
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As the convoys passed through EVERY SINGLE SMALL and LARGE town, hundreds, if not thousands of people went out to wave flags and set off fireworks.... NOT a small ordeal!

ALL my grandmas neighbors and her 80 year old self went out to the highway like it was a Santa Claus Parade in the 1980s!!!

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2020hindsights

The food IS FOR ANYBODY!

That IS the POINT of the operation and has been for DECADES!

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The individuals were given meals 

i don’t see “stolen” here. In fact meals were given.

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2020hindsights

Whether the guy was rude about it is a different story, but I have NEVER heard of anyone being refused unless they were being a jerk. But the spin on this story has people like you, who DO NOT KNOW the culture, assume that this guy represents the WHOLE crowd as snatching food out of a starving mans mouth, which is TOTALLY JUNK!

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tantanmen4life

The food IS FOR ANYBODY!

So I guess that's why the homeless shelter said:

"Management was then informed of the issue and no further meals were given to protesters. Our soup kitchen is committed to providing meals to people experiencing and at risk of homelessness in Ottawa."

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So I guess that's why the homeless shelter said:

What they didn’t say- that anything was “stolen” from homeless people as the PM falsely stated.

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2020hindsights

I had my uncle, who lives in Ottawa, pick me up a local newspaper over the weekend, he was telling me that people were having BBQs on the street and handing out food for free, much like the Calgary Stampede *Canadas largest annual festival?

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Friends, it's been a difficult 24 hours. Staff harassed for meals. A service user and security guard assaulted. Through it all, you have donated and filled our hearts with gratitude. Every cent will support people experiencing homelessness. Thank you. See our statement ⬇️

This is the statement from The Shepherd of Good Hope, a charity providing meals to the homeless.

Glad to see ordinary Canadians stepping up and helping the people who really need help!

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The security guard, from a racial minority, was racially abused asked to go back to his country (he is Canadian)

What a disgusting bunch, but then so are most of these anti vaxxers!

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You need to be vaccinated if you arrive in the US by air as well.

My mistake. I apologize.

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So basically Trudeau ran away.

If the USA addressed the Canadian situation the same way it handled the Venezuelan situation, it would already have declared Jordan Peterson the new democratically-legitimate leader of Canada and transferred all of the Canadian gold reserves to his personal account.

Now I’m not suggesting it should, merely that it’s interesting to observe the different way the US government and media behave toward these fleeing foreign leaders, depending upon how controlled the deposed leader is by the New Neo-Liberal, Rules-Based World Order.

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The headline to this hit piece should be changed: the protestors are ANTI-MANDATE, not anti-vaccine. There's a huge and very important difference.

But that doesn't suit the lying coward Trudeau's narrative. He claims to have caught COVID as an excuse to isolate. A true leader would stand up there and talk directly to the protestors and negotiate with them. But he's no leader. He's a weak puppet.

I just hope the protestors hold their nerve and force Trudeau and other premiers to back down and resign. It'l be a long fight because the WEF types backing Trudeau have so much at stake - they lose their shill in Canada and the dominoes could start falling. The UK is already capitulating by overturning their ban on unjabbed NHS workers.

So they're resorting to their usual tactics of lying and trying to focus on any negative behaviour at all by the protestors to distract the public from the protests actual purpose. That may even extend to planting patsies with swastikas and the like to paint the protestors as dangerous extremists, racists and misogynists. Straight out of the Rules for Radicals playbook. Or using deceptive camera angles and under-reporting protestor numbers to propagate lies that the protestors represent a tiny minority.

But Trudeau's camp have to lie, because they're losing.

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90% of Canadian truckers are vaccinated. The Association of Canadian Truckers, Alliance of Canadian Truckers, and similar groups oppose the protest.

The US government requires they be vaccinated to cross the border.

Most of the vaccine mandates are provincial mandates not federal.

These are fringe elements protesting and as a small minority of truckers (10%) they're only getting exposure because their trucks are so big and draw attention. If they were on foot, they'd be a pimple.

In a democracy you have to accept majority rules. The majority of people have spoken by being vaccinated. If you don't agree then you have problems with a democracy not with any so called 'freedoms' being taken away from you. If you insist on not getting vaccinated, it's your right not to. But then you need to accept and live within the rules set by the majority in both the private and public sectors.

A private restaurant asks you to wear masks and be vaccinated and you don't like it. Well then go to a another restaurant...if you can find one. Your government, those of neighboring countries, your own peer and support groups demand the same, you refuse. That's your choice. Your freedom. You now have the freedom to find another job.

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OK, so the TRIPLE-vaxxed and once-recovered trudeau has been infected again, yet pushes his Stalinesque mandate... Got it.

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“Canadians were shocked and quite frankly disgusted by the behavior displayed by some people in our nation's capital,” Trudeau said. “I want to be clear. We are not intimated by those who hurl insults and abuse at small businesses and steal from the homeless. We won’t give in those who fly racist flags. We won’t cave to those who engage in vandalism or dishonor the memory of our veterans.”

Truth. Thankfully Canada has a smaller and less violent far-right fringe than in the US...

Remember, there were Confederate flags and Swastikas flown by this group of "freedom-lovers" which clearly shows they have no idea what freedom means...

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/article-695001

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