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Old 01-27-2022, 12:56 PM
 
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On Tuesday morning I took my kids down to the TransCanada highway (I live about 45 minutes North of it in Saskatchewan) and we cheered on the convoy. It was -34 with the windchill being -44 which was a tad too brisk and dampered things a smidge but I'm happy I went. We are planning on attending a protest at the provincial legislature on Saturday which should be awesome. I think a lot of people will be going. Seeing the countless videos of the convoys going through the various communities and seeing all the people standing at the roadsides to cheer the convoy on keeps bringing tears to my eyes. Have any of you on here gone to see the convoy?
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Old 01-27-2022, 01:04 PM
 
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‘Cause we got a great big convoy
Rockin’ through the ice.
Yeah we got a great big convoy
We’re all polite and nice.
Come on and join out convoy
COVID won’t get in our way
We’re gonna roll this truckin’ convoy
Across Canada, eh.
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Old 01-27-2022, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Oakville, ON
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On Tuesday morning I took my kids down to the TransCanada highway (I live about 45 minutes North of it in Saskatchewan) and we cheered on the convoy. It was -34 with the windchill being -44 which was a tad too brisk and dampered things a smidge but I'm happy I went. We are planning on attending a protest at the provincial legislature on Saturday which should be awesome. I think a lot of people will be going. Seeing the countless videos of the convoys going through the various communities and seeing all the people standing at the roadsides to cheer the convoy on keeps bringing tears to my eyes. Have any of you on here gone to see the convoy?
I drove a stretch of the 401 through Toronto near the tail end of the convoy this afternoon and there were big crowds at every overpass. Islington, Weston, Keele, Don Mills, Victoria Park, Warden... I hear the biggest crowd was up by the staging area at Vaughan Mills, but the biggest crowd along the 401 was at Keele so I stopped there for a bit. Even though we were only getting the stragglers from the convoy (the main convoy had passed 3-4 hours earlier), we were still getting a lot of honks from truckers that weren't part of the convoy (just at work hauling their cargo) as well as a lot of honks from random commuters. The cold wasn't too bad (-4C with -10C windchill) but it was still pretty awesome.
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Old 01-27-2022, 06:08 PM
 
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It’s a shame Stompin’ Tom isn’t around to write a song about this.
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Old 01-27-2022, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Canada
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https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/fr...nvoy-guinness/
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Old 01-27-2022, 07:24 PM
 
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From some of the Facebook posts that came up on my feed, I would guess that the trucks that left here to meet up with the Vancouver convoy had a sendoff. I see no value in this protest so I would not have gone even if I knew about it.
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Old 01-27-2022, 08:06 PM
 
Location: B.C., Canada
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Thanks for posting that.

I am so sick and tired of all the lies and false information being posted on social media. 50,000 indeed !! ........ what a crock of lies that is. There hasn't even been a count yet.

The freedom convoy doesn't represent the majority of Canadian truckers. The majority (85%) of Canadian truck drivers happily got their vaccines months ago and they're going about their daily business as usual. They don't support the convoy and they're staying out of this event and refusing to comment to the press about it. The Canadian Truckers Alliance doesn't support the convoy either and has publicly denounced and spoken out against it.

I'm starting to think there should be a mandate against anti-mandaters and irresponsible social media and all the lies and panic they're stirring up.

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Old 01-27-2022, 08:11 PM
 
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Thanks for posting that.

I am so sick and tired of all the lies and false information being posted on social media. 50,000 indeed !! ........ what a crock of lies that is. There hasn't even been a count yet.

The freedom convoy doesn't represent the majority of Canadian truckers. The majority (85%) of Canadian truck drivers happily got their vaccines months ago and they're going about their daily business as usual. They don't support the convoy and they're staying out of this event and refusing to comment to the press about it. The Canadian Truckers Alliance doesn't support the convoy either and has publicly denounced and spoken out against it.

I'm starting to think there should be a mandate against anti-mandaters and irresponsible social media and all the lies and panic they're stirring up.

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What’s the leader’s handle, the Rubber Beaver?
There is probably dark money behind this - dark as a January night on the prairies.
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Old 01-27-2022, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Canada
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It’s a shame Stompin’ Tom isn’t around to write a song about this.
yeah... a song about how stupid they are.
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Old 01-27-2022, 08:35 PM
 
Location: B.C., Canada
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What’s the leader’s handle, the Rubber Beaver?
There is probably dark money behind this - dark as a January night on the prairies.
The go fund me they started up has apparently already raised $6.2 million but the official GoFundMe crowdfunding platform has released $1 million and frozen the rest of the funds for now due to lack of transparency. GoFundMe said it was holding back the funds until it received more details about the group and its financial management.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/gof...nvoy-1.6328029

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