And some of what we are hearing is just BS:
A lot of people are looking really really bad in this inquiry and none of them are named Trudeau.— Christopher Byrne 🇨🇦 (@CBinVAN) October 18, 2022
CSIS, on the other hand, says this:
You mean the OPP that was MIA during the occupation? That OPP?— Deb Gartner (@deb_gartner) October 20, 2022
An interesting point here:
CSIS worried convoy protests were being used as 'recruiting ground' for violent 'hardened elements' | National Post https://t.co/ZclNguxWZd— Andrew Coyne 🇺🇦 (@acoyne) October 19, 2022
I know what was happening to people in Ottawa during the FluTruxKlan occupation was terrible -- here is an excellent list of everything the FluTruxKlan put them through.
Example of misleading headline but then read the actual article. :p— Mubin Shaikh (@MrMubinShaikh) October 19, 2022
1) GoFundMe says yes foreigners donated.
2) GFM hacked & revealed foreign national donors.
3) CSIS doesn't define "foreign actors." <<--Typically refers to states or non-state actors.https://t.co/QZeOnnz7aQ
The border blockades ranged from 3 days at the Pacific Highway Crossing in Surrey BC, to 18 days at the Coutts, Alberta crossing, and included 6 days at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor Ontario and 6 days at Emerson, Manitoba.
This was obvious. It was also obvious when the feds began to suddenly and belatedly get engaged. The province was behind until the Windsor border blockade threatened the economy. https://t.co/Ra3Ag9LSqf— Matt Gurney (@mattgurney) October 18, 2022
I was getting weary near the end of Mr Morris' testimony, but I thought he did refer to the entirety of convoy blockades & protests across Cda as being national security threats.— Lexy Cameron (@LexyCameron) October 20, 2022
And last March, the OPPIB did say there were threats to national security.https://t.co/3VO1TOP29Q
Here is the OPP report from the next day, Feb. 8, which states the situation was a potential threat to sovereignty and national security. pic.twitter.com/UuleS48lu8— Alex Ballingall (@aballinga) October 19, 2022
For those who are calling Doug Ford a "Liberal" for backing away from the Convoy just stop.— DerekZoolander85 (@dzoolander85) October 18, 2022
Ford has spent the entire Pandemic switching back & forth between kicking sand at @JustinTrudeau when it's convenient & riding his coattails to exploit JT's popularity. 😒 #CdnPoli
Doug's decision to skip boarding the crazy train was the key to his re-election. The CPc ought to have paid attention.— George Armstrong (@GWA1960) October 19, 2022
Next, about the nutty events in Britain:
I almost feel sorry for the media. They are having a very hard time trying to lay the blame on Trudeau during the Inquiry into the Emergency Act. It’s so obvious that the Conservatives- Federal and Provincial- were supporting the convoy. #CdnMediaFailed— Canteach (@canteach) October 18, 2022
Turns out lunatics can’t actually run asylums.— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) October 19, 2022
As John Gray said in the 18th century, it had become unsafe to walk the streets of London for fear of being kidnapped & forced to serve in the cabinet.— Tim Stanley (@timothy_stanley) October 19, 2022
My son has lived through four chancellors, three home secretaries, two prime ministers and two monarchs.— Alan McGuinness (@Alan_McGuinness) October 19, 2022
He's four months old.
And some amazing comparisons between the British and Canadian politicians:
Brexit was a package of (Putin-backed) lies, impossible promises, and cynicism wrapped in fancy paper. Liz Truss is an incompetent mess, but she is also the person left holding the package. The Tories are to blame and don’t forget it.— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) October 19, 2022
Jason Kenney used to compete with Doug Ford for Canada's worst Premier Title.— G McThink ☮ (@redsnoopy69) October 19, 2022
Danielle Smith is competing with Liz Truss for an International Title.
Liz Truss is the libertarian who’s stubborn adherence to her radical beliefs crashed the British economy. Danielle Smith is Alberta’s Liz Truss. Here’s the best definition of “libertarian” that I’ve ever seen. It’s very dangerous to hand libertarians the reins of power. pic.twitter.com/9CohEWRaOz— Gil McGowan (@gilmcgowan) October 20, 2022
Pierre Poilievre wants a Liz Truss plan for the Canadian economy…and we can all see how that’s working out.— Alexander🦙 (@allexander321) October 19, 2022
In commenting on the 🇬🇧UK’s Truss disaster, Mr. Coyne in yesterday’s @globeandmail put his finger rather nicely on the fallacies inherent in all contemporary populism.— David Hamer🇨🇦🇺🇦🇨🇦 (@DavidHamer_1951) October 19, 2022
Admirers of #BitCoinBoy, take note.
@PierrePoilievre @CPC_HQ #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/Swc3aOXcT3
Finally, about recent events in the Ukraine Russia War:
Putin’s decree “declaring” martial law in parts of Ukraine was another example of dictatorial sleight of hand, introducing more repressive measures across the whole of Russia. https://t.co/KQx8KCLDqM— Euan MacDonald (@Euan_MacDonald) October 20, 2022
President Biden says Putin's martial law in Russian-controlled Ukraine regions is his only tool "to intimidate them into capitulating," but that the crackdown won't break Ukrainians https://t.co/qiZY3cNmED pic.twitter.com/g30YToIIby— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) October 20, 2022
You can see why that's not a very promising starting point for negotiations.— David Frum (@davidfrum) October 19, 2022