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Canadian News Host Slammed for Suggesting Russia Behind Massive Freedom Trucker Protest

Critics slammed the remarks as liberals having ‘one beat: Russia, Russia, Russia’
Canadian news host slammed for suggesting Russia behind massive 'freedom' trucker protest
People walk beside trucks parked along Wellington Street during a rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, in Ottawa Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Critics are slamming a government-funded Canadian news outlet for suggesting Russia is behind the popular “Freedom Convoy” protest, where truckers drove across the country in protest of a vaccine mandate. 

“I do ask that because given Canada’s support of Ukraine, in this current crisis with Russia, I don’t know if it’s far-fetched to ask,” CBC host Nil Koksal told Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino Friday. 

“But there is concern that Russian actors could be continuing to fuel things as this protest grows. But perhaps even instigating it from, from the outset.” 

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