WATCH – Ezra Levant Speaks to Canadian Truckers: ‘The Point Is the Convoy Itself’


    Ezra Levant, the founder of Canada's conservative Rebel News network, gave a stirring address Saturday in the country's capital, Ottawa, as a massive convoy of trucks protesting vaccine mandates arrived at Parliament Hill to register their dissent.

    The convoy, which began a week ago, became a global sensation and raised millions of dollars to support truckers as they oppose U.S. and Canadian mandates requiring that truckers crossing the U.S.-Canada border show proof of vaccination.

    Levant, speaking amid the din of horns and bells, was welcomed by the crowd, and gave a short but powerful address.

    He began by talking about the media bias against conservatives, and against the truckers and their cause: “When people say, what do we do about the media, we become the media. … You’ve got to tell the story yourselves.”

    “The government says you’re racist, the government says you’re sexist, the government says you’re violent. In the meantime, I’ve never seen a more diverse group of Canadians,” he said, to rousing cheers. “Far from violent, people want to not be violated anymore. [Prime Minister] Justin Trudeau says you’re extreme, but he’s the one who has violated our civil rights.

    “He says you’re a fringe. Well, that’s a pretty bloody big fringe.”

    Levant predicted that Trudeau would cling to power, despite the convoy. Still, the protest would not be in vain: “Let me tell you what I think the point is: The point is the convoy itself, to show that you’re not alone, to show that you’re not the crazy one, they are. TO show that you’re not the un-Canadian one, they are. You already achieved your goal by being here.”

    Former President Donald Trump praised the “freedom convoy” in a speech at a rally in Texas on Saturday: “The Canadian truckers, you’ve been reading about it, who are resisting bravely these lawless mandates are doing more to defend American freedom than our own leaders by far. … [W]e want those great Canadian truckers to know that we are with them all the way.”


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