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Fox News has been available in Canada and has been fully distributed there since 2004, providing Canadians with an alternative to the widely criticized local media coverage of convoy protesters.
Fox News is available as a premium tier in select regions, with Bell, Rogers, Shaw, Telus, Sasktel, Videotron, and Cogeco all offering the network. Fox News is also available to anyone with a cable company that is a member of the Canadian Communications Systems Alliance (CCSA), a cooperative of small cable companies.
CANADIAN STATE NEWS AGAIN SUGGEST RUSSIAN FORCES BEHIND TRUCKER FREEDOM CONVOY
The protests began in Vancouver on January 23. Hundreds of big trucks drove to Ottawa where they were joined by thousands of Canadians to protest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s coronavirus policies.
“They tell their own story,” Ontario truck driver Brigitte Belton told Fox News Digital recently of Canadian media coverage of the convoy.
Maine Expedited Freight driver Brian Ilsley told Fox News Digital that most Canadian journalists live in a few densely populated urban areas of the country and cannot identify with the protesting truckers.
“The vast majority of them don’t understand. They don’t understand the struggles of the guys who are in the woods who are really driving this thing,” Ilsley said.
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Last month, producer Tara Henley resigned from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation after claiming the network had abandoned journalistic integrity to adopt “a radical political agenda”. Henley, who identifies herself as a liberal, posted her scathing resignation announcement on Substsack, detailing a newsroom stifled by a far-left ideology that limits critical thinking and is obsessed with race.
In recent days, CBC hosts and guests have suggested that Canadian truckers protesting vaccination mandates are “directed and manipulated by foreign agents.”
Some of the more negative reporting on the protests called the Freedom Convoy a “cult” and a “threat to democracy.” Ottawa Police Chief used the words “national insurrection” to describe the protests, which were picked up by numerous media outlets. Many securities also emphasized “swastikas and public urinationand protesters carrying swastikas and Confederate flags and defacing statues.
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A freelance journalist was praised last week for speaking with more than 100 truckers to get a sense of what they really wanted, revealing many were vaccinated and had broader concerns about freedom and their treatment by the government, Big Tech and the media.
Fox News’ Hanna Panreck contributed to this report.