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State of emergency in Canada’s Ontario over ‘illegal’ trucker protest

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Canada’s Ontario province Friday declared a state of emergency over the trucker-led protests paralyzing the capital and blocking trade with the United States, Premier Doug Ford announced.

“We will take whatever steps are necessary to ensure the border is reopened,” Ford told a news conference, threatening steep fines and jail unless protesters end their “illegal occupation.”

“To the people of Ottawa under siege, I say we will ensure you’re able to resume life of business as soon as possible.”

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