Clash of the tired: pandemic fatigue and political opportunism at odds as COVID protest persists
'The pandemic has gone from political windfall ... [to] transitioning to a new phase where Canadians are looking to politically spank incumbents who are not proactive because they’re just fed up,' says pollster Nik Nanos.
Supporters of the ‘Freedom Convoy’ gather along Wellington Street in downtown Ottawa early in the day on Jan. 29. Thousands of truckers and protesters against cross-border vaccine mandates and COVID restrictions rallied on Parliament Hill for days. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia