About this blog

In the winter of 2022, working class Canadians brought joy, hugs, dogs, and children to Ottawa. They played road hockey. They danced. They made noise.

The Freedom Convoy gave new hope to the weary, the excluded, the disheartened. In return, it was showered with love, thanks, food, and funds.

Canadian truckers changed the course of history - and inspired people around the world. Those involved deserve credit and respect.

To read blog posts in the order they appeared, start reading from the bottom here for 2022.

Journalist and photographer Donna Laframboise is writing a book about the truckers and their supporters. This blog is a first draft. When you subscribe, new posts are emailed to you.

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Donna is a former National Post and Toronto Star columnist. She’s the author of four books - including a kids’ book about the trucker protest, Opa’s Convoy Letters - and an exposé of the United Nations climate panel.

She has blogged at BigPicNews.com since 2009, and is a past Vice President of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

Donna’s 2016 report, Peer Review: Why skepticism is essential, explores the many shortcomings of scientific publishing.

Donna’s 2021 report, Big Bad Tech: When censorship goes corporate, describes how history is being erased by unaccountable Silicon Valley giants.

Donna’s 2021 report, The Hounding of Roger Pielke Jr., demonstrates that politically incorrect academics have long been targeted.

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The Canadian freedom convoy that changed the world


Independent Canadian journalist & photographer. Blogging since 2009 at BigPicNews.com (aka NoFrakkingConsensus). Former National Post and Toronto Star columnist. Past Vice President of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Author of 4 books.