Next, we are finally seeing some push-back to that awful meeting held yesterday that Conservative MPs held on Parliament Hill:
20,000,000 https://t.co/NT4RfBMWuo— James Moore (@JamesMoore_org) June 24, 2022
In this Star column, Arthur writes:
The Conservative Party keeps courting the convoy, in all its anti-vax, anti-mask, anti-media, pro-conspiracy, prosecute-public-officials-glory. They’re playing with fire, and they might get burned. So might the rest of the country. https://t.co/AnGsJWMS9v— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) June 24, 2022
These are neither serious nor reasonable people. And while they are free to express themselves, they should not be welcomed within what should be accepted standards of shared politics, or reality.
Andrew Coyne says:
They're ringing in my left ear right now, Dan. Original Convoy wanted the Governor General's help in overthrowing the Government. She apparently was not helpful. Who will the Canada Day Convoy turn to? Three polite suggestions. Rex Murphy, Jordan Peterson and the man on the moon. https://t.co/kLYeIlQpDp— Charles Adler (@charlesadler) June 23, 2022
From the NDP:
This is QAnon-level craziness, and Conservative MPs are cheering them on.— Andrew Coyne 🇺🇦 (@acoyne) June 22, 2022
Disgusting to see more then 20 Conservative MPs welcome Convoy Occupyers (including a former Trump staffer) into a Parliamentary mtg room.— Lorne Nystrom (@LorneNystrom) June 24, 2022
In the next election Canadians will not forget.@HazelEros @hockeydan@RetiredCdnRJB@mes200000 @jacklasalle1https://t.co/JyeE69RA6S
Here's an interesting development -- it appears Ottawa citizens are again preparing to defend their city:
"Their goal was to overthrow the democratically elected Parliament and that's not something that we should be supporting," NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says of reports that a group of Conservative MPs met with "Freedom Convoy" organizers yesterday in Ottawa.#cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/xNHTZvEjUn— CPAC (@CPAC_TV) June 23, 2022
Never forget the Battle of Billings Bridge!
Saw this on the "Ottawa" subreddit. Organizers are the same people who blocked convoy supporters at an intersection & made them remove convoy flags/decals, before they would let them pass. #NeverVoteConservative #TreasonConvoy #FreeDumbConvoy pic.twitter.com/BzNEFl5tcl— Riona (@Riona_Murchadha) June 23, 2022
Finally, check out the replies to this tweet:
Never forget. pic.twitter.com/MTelgL2nA1— The Lefty Canadian Radical (@Tori_TLCR) February 22, 2022
Whatever, they can all just #TruckOff— Prairie Cat 🇨🇦🌎☮️ (@CanadaSaysStop) June 23, 2022
A.J. Somerset, author of the 2015 book, “Arms: The Culture and Credo of the Gun,”... said the real problem is that law enforcement agencies in Canada have grown accustomed to using the jeopardized-investigation argument as a crutch....“In Canada, there’s a cultural difference around the idea of who the police are working for,” the author said. “Police in Canada, in general, don’t view themselves as accountable to the public … We saw this in (the Nova Scotia mass shooting case). Warnings weren’t sent out to the public and the police appeared to be acting in their own interest.”The public inquiry investigating the murders, known as the Mass Casualty Commission, has heard that police knew about an active shooter on the night of April 18, 2020, but no public warnings stating that fact were distributed until the next day – 10 hours after the killing started.On Aug. 12, 2020, RCMP Sgt. Angela Hawryluk told a court hearing that search warrants used by the Mounties had to remain heavily redacted to ensure the investigation into the mass murder was not compromised.... At one point, Hawryluk told the court, “I had no intention of any of the (search warrants) being revealed to the public.”... [Saint Mary's University history professor Blake Brown says]"One of the themes of the Mass Casualty Commission has been highlighting the tendency of the RCMP to hand out very little information and to treat the public like they don’t need to know much.”
Fascinating testimony again today - but why oh why didn't a single one of the esteemed lawyers who sat in the Oval Office arguing with Trump about his attempt to overthrow the election then decide to testify at Trump's second impeachment just a week later?
When Trump finally gets arrested, they should let Hillary Clinton put on the handcuffs.— Don Lewis (@DonLew87) June 23, 2022
US Supreme Court:
The Road pic.twitter.com/vjTTbB7TXT— Pat Bagley (@Patbagley) June 22, 2022
It made me wonder whether Alito's upcoming opinion striking down Roe V Wade may also be hemmed in or limited by "pivotal concurrences".
9. Important: Kavanaugh and the Chief make clear in their concurrence that the Court is only striking down six states' "may-issue" laws. The 43 states with "shall-issue" licensing regimes "may," in their words, "continue to [have them]."— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) June 23, 2022
A major ruling nonetheless.
‘This is a victory,’ President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said as he hailed the EU's move to accept Ukraine as a candidate to join the 27-nation bloc and promised not to rest until full EU membership and Russia's defeat had been secured https://t.co/Un4wA8YsxO pic.twitter.com/sRcJlvcl1y— Reuters (@Reuters) June 24, 2022
Don’t underrate the importance of this. Ukraine now has the EU formally supporting it. Hard to see any backsliding on sanctions or attempts to force Ukraine to accept a bad deal. A victorious Ukraine is a victorious EU. https://t.co/Q7FErOjc22— Phillips P. OBrien (@PhillipsPOBrien) June 23, 2022
One of the most extraordinary things I’ve seen in public diplomacy. #Ukraine🇺🇦 Ministry of Defence produces a video (that could also be a music video) thanking its “friend right till the end.” No state in the world rn does comms as well as Kyiv. pic.twitter.com/ipgXTvrK90— David Patrikarakos (@dpatrikarakos) June 23, 2022