Most, if not all, protests are being organized by the group Freedom Fighters Canada, which aims to end government overreach. The event used the hashtag #WeMoveAsOne to tweet out updates on the new farmer convoy.
Protests took place simultaneously in several cities, including Ottawa, Toronto, Vaughan, Edmonton, Calgary, Grande Prairie, Red Deer, Lloydminister, Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver.
In Ottawa, Dutch flags and placards reading "No Farmers, No Food" were raised alongside the maple leaf and symbols of the freedom movement hundreds of people held a noisy but peaceful rally that spilled onto the street outside the Embassy of the Netherlands.
"We are talking about the livelihoods of a predominant number of people in this province of Saskatchewan, [as well as] Alberta, Manitoba, and even in B.C. in the Lower Mainland. There is a lot of farming there," said Forum for Canadian Sovereignty founder Mark Friesen, who is also the co-organizer of the protest in Saskatchewan.
He added that the issue is what Canadians can really rally around. It is an issue that their farmers are going to be negatively affected by, but it's also an issue that normal folks are going to be affected, just by the availability of good, healthy food.
Jerome O'Sullivan, founder of Freedom Fighters, stated online: "More major cities to come. Get out and support the Dutch." In an exclusive interview, he told the Western Standard that the protest is in support of the Dutch farmers, who are protesting nitrogen restrictions set in place by their government.
"Between the nitrogen restrictions, increased fertilizer and fuel prices, the current cost of living and inflation, it is becoming increasingly difficult for people to survive," he said. He also highlighted that these policies are being brought in by the World Economic Forum, led by Klaus Schwab, and are being implemented in all G7 countries.
Dutch farmers have been protesting a climate policy that seeks to put a 50 percent cap on nitrogen and ammonia emissions by 2030. Farmers are the primary targets due to the supposed impact of fertilizer use and livestock. It is estimated that at least 30 percent of the farmers will be forced out of business and will have to sell their land due to the policy.
"The honest message is that not all farmers can continue their business," a Dutch government statement read. (Related: Tensions escalate as Dutch farmers protest after police discharged firearms over "threatening situation.")
"The Dutch farmers are essentially fighting the same fight that Canada is, and have been since January's trucker convoy, fighting in our own country," O'Sullivan pointed out.
He also said this is also a warning to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that if he tries to bring these policies to Canada, there will be an equivalent uprising to the one seen in the Netherlands.
Canadians have every reason to be concerned. In December 2020, the Trudeau government unveiled its new climate plan, with a focus on reducing nitrous oxide emissions from fertilizer by 30 percent below 2020 levels by 2030, which is slightly lower than the 50 percent cap set by the Dutch authorities.
"Fertilizers play a major role in the agriculture sector's success and have contributed to record harvests in the last decade. They have helped drive increases in Canadian crop yields, grain sales and exports," Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada said in a news release.
Fertilizer Canada, an association representing manufacturers, and wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulfur fertilizers, denounced the Trudeau administration's "shortsighted approach." According to the group, reducing nitrogen fertilizer use "will have a considerable impact on the farmers' incomes and reduce overall Canadian exports and GDP."
Moreover, the group does not think that forcibly decreasing fertilizer use will even lower greenhouse gases, but could lead to carbon leakage elsewhere.
Canadian top accounting firm Meyers Norris Penny said in a report that regulated fertilizer reduction could cost Canadian farmers $48 billion by 2030 and reduce crop sizes. The said data noted that "yield gaps for three major crops are estimated at 23.6 bushels per acre per year for canola, 67.9 bushels per acre per year for corn and 36.1 bushels per acre per year for spring wheat."
Nevertheless, Trudeau is moving forward. Farmers are wondering if he is intentionally trying to cause a food shortage and conditioning the minds of his constituents.
Trudeau previously warned Canadians to prepare for imminent food collapse.
"We have seen from the global pandemic to the war in Ukraine significant disruptions of supply chains around the world, which is resulting in higher prices for consumers and democracies like ours, and resulting in significant shortages and projected shortages of food and energy in places around the world," he stated.
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