“The so-called ‘freedom convoy’ – which departed for Ottawa on 23 January – was the brainchild of James Bauder, an admitted conspiracy theorist who has endorsed the QAnon movement and called Covid-19 ‘the biggest political scam in history.’ Bauder’s group, Canada Unity, contends that vaccine mandates and passports are illegal under Canada’s constitution, the Nuremberg Code and a host of other international conventions.” 5G and QAnon: how conspiracy theorists steered Canada’s anti-vaccine trucker protest.

+ It’s antiscience, antihealth, and antireality. That’s a hat trick some Americans just can’t resist. Canada pushes back against GOP support for COVID protests.