The Freedom Convoy trucker protests in Canada forced Ford Motor to halt production at two of its Canadian factories after protesters blocked the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Ontario in Canada to Michigan in the U.S. and carries 25% of all trade between the two countries.
Ordinarily, $350 million of goods flows across the Ambassador Bridge every day, including auto components and agricultural goods. Unblocking that vital economic artery is now a priority for authorities in Ontario. Traffic has resumed on the lane taking drivers from the U.S. into Canada, but freight is flowing at a fraction of its usual rate and the way out of Canada remains blocked.
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“If you know anything about truck air brakes, once you pull that button, all 18 wheels are locked,” one truck driver engaged in the protest told CBC on Wednesday. “Nothing can move it, except maybe a big wrecker. And no wrecker worth his salt is going to come anywhere near this, because they’re on our side.”
Rights and Freedoms (Canada)
Blocking the highways and borders
7 February 2022 – A state of emergency has been declared in Ottawa. The city’s mayor says, protests have gone ‘out of control’. GoFundMe has blocked $10 million raised as donations for the protesters. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has slammed the platform for ‘double standards’. Palki Sharma gets you a report.
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Daily wire reported regarding the Movement to stop
Four Canadian provinces have moved to lift their COVID-19 restrictions as a massive protest by truckers continued blockades in Ottawa, paralyzing the capital city. Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island provinces have all announced plans to eliminate or roll back some or all measures. Alberta “dropped its vaccine passport for places such as restaurants immediately and getting rid of masks at the end of the month.
The moves came after a huge throng of truckers shut down Ottawa, protesting a 15 January rule requiring truckers entering Canada to be fully immunized against COVID-19. On Wednesday, more than 400 trucks gridlocked the downtown area. And a blockade by fed-up Canadians entered Day 3 at the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, the busiest trade bridge in North America.
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A bipartisan bill to make masks optional in all of Virginia’s K-12 schools passed Wednesday with three Democrats joining Republicans to codify GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order. The bill now heads to the state House of Delegates, where Republicans have the majority, and it is expected to pass.
This do not make sense at all:
New York is lifting its indoor mask mandate for businesses as COVID rates decline, Gov. Kathy Hochul said. Masks will still be required in schools, health care facilities and public transit.
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced at a briefing that the statewide vaccine-or-mask requirement for businesses will end on Thursday, though masks will still be required in schools and some other places where people congregate, including health care facilities, shelters and public transit stations. Counties, cities and businesses can still choose to require masks, she added.
Here are the fast facts for each state:
- New York: The decision to lift the indoor mask mandate should bring an end to a long-running series of legal challenges against it, and the confusion and abrupt changes they have wrought.
- Connecticut: Gov. Ned Lamont recommended that the state end its statewide mask mandate on Feb. 28 and said it will be up to local leaders to make decisions on mask requirements after that point.
- New Jersey: The state will lift its mask mandate in schools (for students and employees) starting March 7, though districts can still require masking to control spikes in infections, and anyone who wants to wear a mask can still do so.
- Delaware: The state’s universal indoor mask mandate will expire, and its indoor mask mandate for public and private K-12 schools and child care facilities will end on March 31.
- Oregon: The state will lift its indoor mask requirements for schools and public places on March 31.
In California, the state is ending indoor masking requirements for vaccinated people starting Tuesday but has not said when it will lift its statewide mandate for K-12 schools or high-risk settings like nursing homes and hospitals.
Unvaccinated people will still be required to wear masks indoors throughout the state, and individual businesses can still require masks if they want to.
MANDATES ON MASKS
States across the country are pulling back mask mandates for kids in public schools.
Across Europe, many countries have tightened their entry rules because of the surge of omicron coronavirus variant infection numbers while others have decided to relax them. The situation in each country can change daily, meaning tourists, tour operators, hotels and restaurateurs must remain highly flexible.
The EU recommends travel restrictions should be scrapped for tourists from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and several other non-EU states. While the US has been removed from the EU safe travel list, fully vaccinated visitors from the EU and UK, who can also show proof of a negative COVID test result, may enter the US.
Eevery member state maintains its own rules for granting entry to third country travelers already within the EU or Schengen zone.
As a general rule, anyone arriving in Germany — whether by airplane, car, train or ship — must present either a negative test result, proof of vaccination, or documentation proving their recovery from COVID-19.
Germany currently classifies the United Kingdom, South Africa, Zimbabwe and numerous other African states as high-risk areas, along with several other European countries among them Austria, France, Greece, Croatia and Ukraine.
Travelers may enter France if they can show proof of vaccination, recovery, or a recent negative test result. Everyone must fill out an entry form stating that they don’t have any COVID-19 symptoms. Since December 2021, non-EU arrivals are asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 or 48 hours depending on the country of origin, even if they have been vaccinated.
Anti-vaccine protesters in New Zealand
Kanadese burgers, veral die wat die trok optogte ge-organiseer het, kan trots wees op hulself rakende die beperkinge op vryheid en menseregteskendings. Dit kan moontlik ‘n totale omwenteling op die res van al die ander regerings, wêreldwyd plaas. Die groot trok optogte wat aanvanklik begin is deur die trokdrywers in Kanada, het uiteindelik byval gevind by heelwat op grondvlak, ook in ander lande het ingeval hierby.
Die voorskrifte en beperkinge wat deur die verskillende regerings en hul beamptes streng uitgevoer is, raak nie net Kanada nie. Selfs die wat die inspuitings geneem het, wat oor grense werk, was en is onderhewig aan die beperkinge, nes die res van al die ander lande wat oor grense beweeg moet daaraan voldoen. Hopenlik sal die streng beperkinge verseker oral opgehef word. Dit geld ook vir maskers, sommige is dit eens dat maskers moet bly, ander nie.
Dit sal interessant wees om te weet hoeveel finansies hieraan spandeer is die afgelope 2 jaar en watter regerings het net baat gevind hierby.
Daar moet onthou word, indien hierdie beperkinge nie ingestel was nie, sou geen optog gehou gewees het nie. Dan was daar baie werkloses wat steeds ‘n inkomste verdien het. Nou skielik is daardie werkloses haweloos en in armoede. Die vrae moet eerder gestel word, wie oefen beheer en kontrole uit hieroor? Dis nie die trokdrywers, hul families of die burgers in die stratate van al die lande, wat die beperkinge ingestel het nie.
Besighede gaan oral ten gronde as gevolg van die streng beperkings en -maatreëls in die geval, wat nie onder normale omstandighede, waar ander virusse en siektes ook steeds is, geen wesenlike beperkinge het nie. Die toerismebedryf is maar een daarvan en oral is daar nou as gevolg van al hierdie beperkinge, nog groter persentasie werkloosheid.
Sommige state in Amerika het ook beperkinge op die maskers verlig, maar wat nie sin maak nie is dat skoolkinders dit steeds moet dra. Wat is die sin daarvan?