News Roundup & Comment
Series Crosstalk America
Here's your weekly selection of highlights from the Crosstalk news desk:
--Canadian police started arresting protesters today as part of an operation to end a 3 week blockage of Ottawa by hundreds of truck drivers that crippled the capital and prompted Prime Minister Trudeau to assume emergency powers.
--7 Canadian provinces now oppose an Emergencies Act declaration made Monday by Justin Trudeau who claims that it was needed to stop the Freedom Convoy protesters in Ottawa.
--The Canadian government issued warnings to anyone involved in the protests, saying that in addition to freezing bank accounts and towing their trucks, they might also confiscate their pets.
--The CEO of crowd funding site GiveSendGo told Fox News that about half of the donations received for the Canadian trucker protest are coming from Americans.
--The Canadian House of Commons erupted in shouts of condemnation Wednesday after Prime Minister Trudeau replied to a Jewish member of Parliament by accusing members of the opposition conservative party of standing with those waving swastikas.
--Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowski arrested for the 5th time since COVID restrictions began and remains in solitary confinement.
--The vaccine mandates for cross-border truckers who are isolated in their trucks began in the U.S.
--A trucker-led convoy will kick off February 23rd from the Barstow, California, area.
--Russia sends an American diplomat home from Moscow as tensions remained at a peak yesterday in the conflict over Ukraine.
|Feb 18, 2022