The discontented COVID-protection protesters: who are they?
'We haven’t seen anything as democratically dysfunctional and as threatening to the social cohesion of the country as what’s happening now,' says pollster Frank Graves.
A 'Freedom Convoy' protester, pictured Feb. 14, 2022, on Wellington Street. Pollster Frank Graves says the cohort who supported the three-week occupation of Ottawa's downtown core is typically male—in the 35-to-55-year-old range; live in non-urban areas—particularly on the Prairies, but not likely in Quebec or Atlantic Canada—and are 'deeply pessimistic about their economic future.'
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade