Conservative leadership debate was more about who supported trucker convoy first

Conservative leadership debate was more about who supported trucker convoy first

Conservative leadership candidate Leslyn Lewis speaks about leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre as Jean Charest and Scott Aitchison look on during a debate at the Canada Strong and Free Network conference in Ottawa on May 5.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press The early days of the Conservative leadership campaign have featured top-tier candidates declaring each other unfit to … Read more

‘Rolling Thunder’ biker convoy leaves Ottawa after weekend of demonstrations

‘Rolling Thunder’ biker convoy leaves Ottawa after weekend of demonstrations

Protesters in Ottawa on April 30. The Ottawa Police Service did not specify how many officers it had on hand for rallies that organizers had branded as the ‘Rolling Thunder’ demonstration. Spencer Colby/The Globe and Mail Ottawa residents and police breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday after protesters who had prompted a large security … Read more

‘Rolling Thunder’ event to bring hundreds of motorcycles to downtown Ottawa

‘Rolling Thunder’ event to bring hundreds of motorcycles to downtown Ottawa

There’s fencing on Parliament Hill, an exclusion zone around several blocks downtown and hundreds of extra police officers on call as Ottawa braces for the arrival of “Rolling Thunder” motorcyclists Friday afternoon. The group has not been clear about the cause they’re rallying for, except to say that they will be in Ottawa to “peacefully … Read more

Ontario MPP Randy Hillier released on bail, faces criminal charges over convoy involvement

Ontario MPP Randy Hillier released on bail, faces criminal charges over convoy involvement

Ontario MPP Randy Hillier outside the Ottawa Police Services headquarters on March 28.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Ontario MPP Randy Hillier was released on bail on Monday after he was charged for his involvement in demonstrations that brought downtown Ottawa to a standstill this winter. Mr. Hillier, who represents Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston as an independent in the Ontario … Read more