In ‘freedom convoy’ and other vaccine protests, slogans cross the political aisle

February 17, 2022
Alex Bing, Adjunct Professor in Sociology, Carleton University

The current political climate seems to discourage us from becoming overly invested in any one political slogan in case they suddenly change hands and take on a whole different meaning. But words still matter — perhaps even more so right now.

Politicians, pundits and protesters have appropriated slogans, symbols and ideas from the opposing side throughout the so-called freedom convoy and the protests leading up to it.