One year ago, January 29

by Donna Laframboise

Last year, January 29th was a Saturday. This year it’s a Sunday. I first saw the above video a year ago today. I though it was brilliant, revelatory, and inspiring. Let down by the mainstream media, Canadian citizens were recording their own history.

Please click through and watch these full 7 minutes. I guarantee you’ll stand taller afterward 🙂

A year ago today thousands of trucks – from Western Canada, Eastern Canada, and the province of Quebec descended on the nation’s capital. That was Wave 2. Trucks from Western and Southern Ontario had arrived the previous day.

Let no one be confused. This protest was so massive, so momentuous, that the police traffic plan collapsed. Anyone who doubts its magnitutde is invited to go read paragraph 93 in former Ottawa police chief Peter Sloly’s closing submission to the Emergencies Act inqury (bold added by me):

Around noon on Saturday, January 29, a convoy of around 1,000 vehicles was coming north up Highway 417; three convoys were coming south down Highway 50, totalling around 2,000 vehicles; and people were marching on foot across the Alexandria and Portage bridges [from Quebec].

By around 2:00 pm on January 29, convoys from the west and east had arrived and were backed up 20 and 30 kilometres, respectively, on Highway 417.


Donna Laframboise writes a daily blog at It is as a first draft of her upcoming book that focuses on interviews with Freedom Convoy truckers. She is a former National Post and Toronto Star columnist, and a former Vice President of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.