Canada spawns its own yellow vest protests - with extra rightwing populism - 2018-12-20

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F345.png Canada spawns its own yellow vest protests - with extra rightwing populism December 20, 2018, Leyland Cecco, The Guardian

Amid growing concerns over Canada's ailing domestic oil market, protests have erupted in western parts of the country, where some demonstrators have donned yellow reflective vests inspired by France's gilets jaunes.

Like their French counterparts, the protesters have organized on Facebook pages, and focused their fury on a federal carbon tax, but their grievances also include stalled pipeline projects, oil sector layoffs, and – for a small minority – the government's liberal asylum policies.

Canada, the world's fourth-largest oil exporter, has been hit hard by a recent slump in oil prices, and a lack of pipelines to move its crude to markets.

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{{cite news | author = Leyland Cecco | title = Canada spawns its own yellow vest protests - with extra rightwing populism | url = https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/20/canada-yellow-vest-protests-gilets-jaunes | work = The Guardian | date = December 20, 2018 | accessdate = February 20, 2019 }}