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A truck in the United We Roll convoy with placards signalling support for pipelines, and opposition to the United Nations and globalism, drives down Wellington Street on Feb. 19. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
After a nearly five-day trek across Canada, which began in Red Deer, Alta., a convoy of semi-trucks and pickups made its way to Parliament Hill to protest the Trudeau government’s performance on the energy and climate files on Feb. 19.
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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.