EDMONTON, Alberta (LifeSiteNews) — As frustration towards mainstream media continues to mount citing biased coverage, a major Canadian outlet is removing their logos from their vehicles over “safety” concerns.
Last night, Jeremy Thompson, a reporter and anchor for CTV News Edmonton, posted pictures of his company car having its logo removed, explaining that the outlet has “made the decision” to “remove the branding from our vehicles” for the “safety” of employees.
“This is a sad day for me. [CTV Edmonton] has made the decision to remove the branding from our vehicles for safety,” posted Thompson.
“I am proud of the excellent and vital work we do, perhaps more important now than ever. I’m proud to represent that in public, but it’s just not safe right now.”
This is a sad day for me. @ctvedmonton has made the decision to remove the branding from our vehicles for safety. I am proud of the excellent and vital work we do, perhaps more important now than ever. I’m proud to represent that in public, but it’s just not safe right now #yeg pic.twitter.com/woriF5g7Ct
— Jeremy Thompson (@JThompsonCTV) February 9, 2022
When asked by another reporter if this was just for the CTV News branch in Edmonton, or the institution overall, Thompson replied, “I’m not positive, but I know decals have become less common on news vehicles in general in recent years. I kept mine as long as I could.”
Since launching our petition in support of the Freedom Convoy truckers less than one week ago, we've managed to obtain more than 65,000 signatures from freedom-loving people in every corner of the world!
This is an excellent show of support for the international cause of freedom from intrusive medical mandates, but Canada's truckers still find themselves a foremost target of their government, at both the federal and, now, local levels.
In fact, Mayor Jim Watson has even instituted an entirely unnecessary and politically-motivated "state of emergency" in Ottawa simply due to the truckers' presence there.
So if you haven't already, please SIGN this important petition, which calls on Prime Minister Trudeau and his pro-mandate allies to acknowledge the medical autonomy of working people by reversing course in the federal strategy to combat Covid.
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Canadian truckers are fighting back against Justin Trudeau's Covid overreach and medical tyranny, and are giving people across the country -- and the world -- a new voice for freedom!
These truckers, like millions of other Canadians, have been subjected to unprecedented medical coercion, manipulation, and intimidation on behalf of Trudeau's liberal government, and, with their livelihoods on the line, they have risen to meet the moment by bringing their cause directly to Ottawa in the form of a massive Freedom Convoy!
But, unsurprisingly, they are still being met with resistance by extreme politicians who wish to exercise complete control over these truckers' -- and all Canadians' -- medical autonomy, which is why we're asking you to show your support for these brave, hardworking men and women by adding your name and your voice to their cause.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him to back off these truckers, change course in his approach to Covid, and support the medical autonomy of the truckers and all working Canadians going forward.
Like millions of Canadian workers across the country, truckers are being required by Justin Trudeau's Liberal government to get the experimental Covid-19 vaccine, or face a 14-day quarantine period if and when they cross the border into the United States to make their deliveries.
These truckers were categorized as "essential workers" (which they most certainly are) during the worst days of the Covid crisis, when lockdowns were the universal norm and millions of people were forced out of their jobs and offices. Even so, they remained on the job through it all, ensuring that essentials were available to people in every corner of the country, even when some businesses were shut down and strict rules were in place that made something as simple as grocery shopping a challenge for millions.
In fact, Prime Minister Trudeau went out of his way to compliment these men and women back in March of 2020, tweeting the following:
While many of us are working from home, there are others who aren’t able to do that - like the truck drivers who are working day and night to make sure our shelves are stocked. So when you can, please #ThankATrucker for everything they’re doing and help them however you can.
In fact, But just yesterday, Trudeau went on the record at a press conference labeling these truckers everything from "racists" to "Nazis" in a simply stunning reversal from his earlier comments.
So why the sudden change in attitude from the Prime Minister?
Because, as it turns out, these truckers are refusing to sit idly by while their rights -- and the rights of millions of working Canadians -- remain under attack like never before, and they are standing up to Trudeau and challenging his government's radical medical tyranny head-on.
With their livelihoods on the line, these truckers decided it was time to take action.
This past weekend, the #FreedomConvoy led a 50-mile-long caravan of what's estimated to be thousands of truckers from across Canada to Parliament Hill in Ottawa, where they staged a monumental demonstration to protest Trudeau's vaccination mandate.
In addition, truckers from across the United States (who are similarly fighting to preserve their own medical freedoms against a power-hungry federal government) also joined the Freedom Convoy to stand in solidarity with their neighbors to the north.
This massive, now-international movement to restore the individual rights of these truckers and all working people after nearly two years' worth of lockdowns, mandates, and vast government overreach and infringement is taking Ottawa -- and all of Canada -- by storm.
Look no further than the trucker's GoFundMe, which has raised $10 million in support of their cause -- more than what was raised by either of Canada's two major political parties during the last financial quarter of 2021.
The grassroots are clearly on their side (and the side of freedom), but even so, Trudeau remains unmoved...
He has dismissed the truckers and their supporters as a "small fringe," and has even accused the organizers of the Freedom Convoy and its participants of holding "unacceptable views."
But Justin Trudeau is wrong: These hardworking men and women are not racists or Nazis, and they are certainly not a fringe group -- they are patriotic, freedom-loving Canadians who refuse to stand down when being faced with egregious medical tyranny on the federal government's part, and who are using their constitutional right(s) to freedom of speech and expression to be a unified voice for millions of others faced with similar medical mandates.
And they need our support.
So please, take a few minutes now to SIGN and SHARE this important petition asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reverse course by supporting these truckers (and all working Canadians) by abandoning intrusive, unconstitutional vaccination mandates for working people going forward.
This petition will be delivered, in person, to both Prime Minister Trudeau and the leaders of the Freedom Convoy.
Let's show Justin Trudeau, once and for all, that the desire to live and work freely is not just limited to a "small fringe," but rather the inherent right of ALL Canadians and their millions of backers from across the globe -- including YOU!
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'Canada’s trucker convoy has shown the world it’s possible to push back against COVID tyranny': https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/canadas-trucker-convoy-has-shown-the-world-its-possible-to-push-back-against-covid-tyranny/
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American political activist and self-described anarchist Michael Malice responded to the now “viral” images by saying, “The corporate press is the enemy of the people.” This seems to indicate that he believes it is the fault of the mainstream outlets themselves that the public no longer trust them.
“I drive my own car for work, so I can’t relate to being this emotionally connected to my employer-provided car. But I don’t get bailouts from Justin Trudeau like Bell Media’s [owner of CTVNews] $122 million from the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to complain on Twitter when people are mean to me,” stated Rebel News reporter Sheila Gunn Reid .
I drive my own car for work so I can’t relate to being this emotionally connected to my employer-provided car.
But I don’t get bailouts from Justin Trudeau like Bell Media’s $122 million from the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to complain on Twitter when people are mean to me. https://t.co/tLjCLqjk0a
— Sheila Gunn Reid (@SheilaGunnReid) February 10, 2022
As Thompson himself implied, public distrust of legacy media has been growing for years, with animosity accelerating since the onset of the so-called COVID pandemic.
Many conservatives have consistently criticized Canadian mainstream media as being intentionally and unfairly biased towards the left-wing and the Liberal Party of Canada, especially in their complete allegiance to, and unwillingness to criticize, Trudeau’s radical COVID tactics.
While CTV News has certainly taken much criticism for such coverage, it is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canada’s state funded media, that has been the principal object of public ire.
Most notably, the CBC came under fire earlier in the COVID “pandemic” when they were caught using footage of a mannequin in a hospital bed in a story claiming hospitals were overwhelmed by coronavirus patients.
Not just conservative critics, but former CBC employees have levied accusations of bias and dishonesty at the “Mother Corp.”
“In a short period of time, the CBC went from being a trusted source of news to churning out clickbait that reads like a parody of the student press,” wrote former CBC journalist and producer Tara Henley earlier this year.
“Those of us on the inside know just how swiftly — and how dramatically — the politics of the public broadcaster have shifted,” she continued.
“To work at the CBC in the current climate is to embrace cognitive dissonance and to abandon journalistic integrity. It is to sign on, enthusiastically, to a radical political agenda that originated on Ivy League campuses in the United States and spread through American social media platforms that monetize outrage and stoke societal divisions. It is to pretend that the ‘woke’ worldview is near universal — even if it is far from popular with those you know, and speak to, and interview, and read.”