Farmer protest to roll through Mississauga, Hamilton, Oshawa, Oakville this weekend

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Published July 22, 2022 at 12:08 pm

A convoy of protesters looking to show their solidarity with Dutch farmers are set to pass through Mississauga, Oshawa, Hamilton and Oakville on Saturday. PEXELS PHOTO

A convoy of protesters looking to show their solidarity with Dutch farmers are set to pass through Mississauga, Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington and Milton this Saturday (July 23).

Organized by Freedom Fighters Canada, a group associated with the Ottawa trucker convoy, the protesters are set to hold demonstrations in Vaughan, Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Vancouver.


On route to the demonstrations, the convey will be “slow rolling” through towns and cities across the country.

As well as Mississauga, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Milton, the convoy will make its way through Barrie, Innisfil, Newmarket, Orangeville, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Ajax, Uxbridge, Cambridge and Toronto before all gathering at Vaughan Mills.

Organizers say the protests are being held in solidarity with Dutch farmers to bring attention to potential environmental restrictions in the Netherlands that could reduce future harvest and impact farming income along with the “international fight for freedom.”

The Netherlands has proposed a climate policy that looks to cut nitrogen and ammonia emissions to 50 per cent by 2030. Doing so could put 30 per cent of the county’s farmers out of business.

More than 40,000 farmers in the Netherlands gathered to protest the restrictions, leading to the other demonstrations across Europe.

The “Ontario Goes Dutch” convoy is set to depart at 11 a.m. from each location on Saturday.

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