Canadians have until October 31 to share their views with the Commission examining the basis for the Government’s decision to declare a public order emergency. For details on options to do so, visit our website https://t.co/tK2DkgyuEP pic.twitter.com/Mu8hIUUFnk— Public Order Emergency Commission (@POECommission) October 6, 2022
Convoy blockades cost Canadian economy billions in reduced GDP, documents show - The Globe and Mail https://t.co/N9Km4u70F8— Andrew Coyne 🇺🇦 (@acoyne) August 13, 2022
Intelligence report flagged possible ‘violent revenge’ after Ottawa protest shutdown https://t.co/MdGd3cJbNw— Andrew Coyne 🇺🇦 (@acoyne) August 18, 2022
Ottawa Convoy Helped ‘Violent Extremist’ Groups Grow, Canadian Counterterrorism Report Warned https://t.co/TuRJ5w7WmJ— Andrew Coyne 🇺🇦 (@acoyne) August 21, 2022
NEW: Four federal cabinet ministers were targets of “violent extremist threats” ahead of the Ottawa convoy occupation.— PressProgress (@pressprogress) September 1, 2022
An internal counterterrorism report warned “women in positions of power” were at higher risk of being targeted by extremists.https://t.co/5XIbP3BGmD #cdnpoli
RCMP undercover operation paved the way for arrest of “freedom convoy” protesters who were plotting to bring guns to the Coutts border blockade. These guys weren’t “freedom fighters”: they were extremist thugs who actually wanted to murder people. https://t.co/6wZyxkBQAi— Gil McGowan (@gilmcgowan) September 7, 2022
When I review the tweets I flagged over the last few months, I have five questions that I hope the Public Commission will answer:
Coutts border blockaders were “arming themselves for a standoff against police,” according to RCMP documents unsealed this morning. https://t.co/57RnNZbCb7— Stewart Bell (@StewGlobal) September 7, 2022
BREAKING NEWS - Ottawa Occupation & Freedom Convoy— G.T. Lem (@gtlem) September 4, 2022
CBC News obtains documents revealing RCMP feared that Mounties might leak operational plans to #FreedomConvoy protestors https://t.co/a6in426EsZ#cdnpoli
Thanks @Matt18548209 for the reminder of this clip.— Heather e^‑1/x^2🌻 (@HeatherMoAndCo) September 4, 2022
Democracy doesn’t die in darkness so much as it dies in dumbness. https://t.co/nQzncFHssX #cdnpoli #RadicalRight #FluTruxKlan #CoupTruxKlan #EmergenciesAct https://t.co/nMEh3UVhSr
I’ve posted about radicalized current & former members of law enforcement previously, but today’s article from @CBC underscores the seriousness of the problem. Full article here: https://t.co/Tqsyd2qr4Y #CoupTruxKlan #EmergenciesAct #FluTruxKlan #cdnpoli #RCMP https://t.co/tYtpPdnBY8 pic.twitter.com/PP5bOuwRcN— Heather e^‑1/x^2🌻 (@HeatherMoAndCo) September 4, 2022
Here’s Elliot McDavid aka the guy who was in the video yelling at Chrystia Freeland, shaking hands with and hugging two police officers with others from a convoy. From a rest stop on Thursday in Manitoba. pic.twitter.com/P7P5P2yoTE— Johnny Fondue (@Eatsfood2) September 10, 2022
I would like to know why these cops are so willing to make friends with these people? Generally speaking on duty cops don't tend to get all buddy buddy with people on the street.— ElmerDudd (@dudd_elmer) September 10, 2022
I thought the RCMP are or were investigating the Freeland Elliot incident?
Even in Edmonton, it appears police were ready to mass-arrest counter-protestors:
I disagree, it's scenes like this that reinforce the average Canadians opinion that police are not to be trusted. When the friendly sausage maker drove right through the gates at Rideau Hall we wondered. When the freedumbers took over Ottawa there was no doubt.— tigress (@theonewhoissane) September 10, 2022
Let's not sweep this under the rug too quickly either...https://t.co/yOLsKXsOWs— Daryl Angier (@DJAngier) October 7, 2022
And the failure of Ottawa's police department to control the weeks-long protest that shut down the city’s downtown, led to a breakdown of trust between city residents and the police service#PoliticizedVPDhttps://t.co/LdwY0ft0fW #Vanpoli #FluTruxKlan pic.twitter.com/TeMF9TPLZT— Pete Quily (@pqpolitics) October 10, 2022
Many of us in Ottawa instinctively understood that we were on the knife’s edge of IMVE ( ideologically motivated violent extremism) then. Awful days.Intelligence report flagged possible ‘violent revenge’ after Ottawa protest shutdown | National Newswatch: https://t.co/ep6ywmG8F9— penny collenette (@penottawa) August 17, 2022
Why are we seeing such a determined media effort to rewrite the history of an attempted insurrection just 8 months ago?— Cathie from Canada 🇨🇦 😷🏳️🌈 (@CathieCanada) August 18, 2022
What a weird outcome. If you weren't living with it here, you might not understand that this was thousands of regular people, totally abandoned to a mob for more than three weeks. But a lot of media work and live here. They know what really happened. #FluTruxKlan— Keenan Wellar 🐝 (@SocialKeenan) August 18, 2022
He sounds surprised.— Cathie from Canada 🇨🇦 😷🏳️🌈 (@CathieCanada) September 7, 2022
In fact, I thought it would be closer to 90%! https://t.co/iT3iSJC474
Any of you read Trudeau's actions like this?— Markham Hislop (@politicalham) August 15, 2022
I didn't. He waited, as he should have, for the City of Ottawa to act, then the Ford govt, then the govts in Alberta and BC.
Finally, there was no one left to act but the federal govt. So, he acted.
Convince me I'm wrong. https://t.co/KsnCyqhqvX
At the time, officials say they were seeing a "significant escalation in the boldness of the protestors."https://t.co/j5F3kRCkJ5— Globalnews.ca (@globalnews) August 12, 2022
Peaceful people those white nationalists. https://t.co/ez2TYl91fl— BC Reality (@BCReality) August 18, 2022
Stop referring it to the trucker convoy, all the real truckers were working.— CaptainCoby (@Captaincoby00) September 5, 2022
Stop referring to it as a freedom convoy as no one lost a freedom.
Call it what it really was, a fringe group of fucking whinny little useless assholes. Done.
The only possible mistake Trudeau made with the Emergencies Act was not invoking it sooner.— Dean from Winnipeg (@Dean_Winnipeg) September 5, 2022
“The Emergencies Act was an overreaction!” Yeah, they should have saved it for a real emergency, like if hundreds of people illegally occupied the capital for three weeks while harassing residents and ignoring legal injunctions and demanding to overthrow the government.— Aaron Hoyland (@aaronhoyland) August 19, 2022
I’m sorry but you’ll never convince me the freedom convoy was going to end any other way except using force - and I have a feeling most level headed people feel the same way.— Dean from Winnipeg (@Dean_Winnipeg) August 19, 2022
Call me crazy but “hold the line” doesn’t sound like a deal to leave Ottawa.— Dean from Winnipeg (@Dean_Winnipeg) August 20, 2022
And why is it up to an "Ottawa People's Commission" to gather the stories of Ottawa residents about what they had to put up with during the Convoy occupation?
Fuck off, you fuckwads, only in diplomatize. pic.twitter.com/IpKQnBYgPA— GreyWolf (@Elam1) August 20, 2022
We're at Le Patro in Lowertown for the 2nd session of the Ottawa People's Commission on the Convoy Occupation. We're looking forward to hearing from Ottawa residents, esp from Lowertown, about their experiences & appreciate them sharing their stories with us.— Ottawa People's Commission (@ottpeoplescomm) September 22, 2022
What a weird argument. "Too quick" to put a stop to an occupation disrupting a city of a million people.— John "You Shake My Tree, You Eat My Apples" Roscoe (@JohnCRoscoe) August 22, 2022
What, pray, is the *proper* rate at which to end a border blockade which hobbles international trade?
• a leisurely trot?
• a meandering saunter?
• a noodling sashay?
Continued, and this is the part that is damning:— What Trudeau Has Done (@What23HasDone) August 16, 2022
“It was clear the province didn’t act strongly against the protests in Ottawa because it would have been helping shut down a group of protesters woth significant ties to conservative politics.”
Headline should read:— Barney Panofsky's Best Intentions (@mynamesnotgordy) August 18, 2022
Doug Ford’s bowling buddy says Ottawa was too quick to ignore his absolute amateur hour.
It presents the following from @JimWatsonOttawa’s Office in a new light:— Luke LeBrun (@_llebrun) August 18, 2022
“There are no records of Mayor Watson’s exchanges with Dean French because there were no exchanges between Mayor Watson and Dean French after his initial call to the Mayor”https://t.co/rJwpmI3lSC #ottnews
Wow, what a list!#EmergenciesAct was certainly needed. #IStandWithTrudeau— Swan (@SweetLadySwan) August 22, 2022
Waiting for the inquiry results is painful. Hoping it will expose the corrupt and we can be rid of the Cons.#FreeDumbConvoy #cdnpoli #cdnmedia pic.twitter.com/3pwE7mTGFj
'Do you have a more positive or negative impression of a politician who openly supported the trucker protests?'— Polling Canada (@CanadianPolling) September 6, 2022
No Impact: 8%
Nanos Research / August 29, 2022 / n=1000 / MOE 3% / Telephone/Online
An online survey of Albertans done by Pollara for the University of Alberta’s political science research group Common Ground found 61% of Albertans opposed the convoy’s objectives, and 67% disagreed with how they tried to achieve those objectives. #Cdnpolihttps://t.co/5g3Dg441P2— Jaro Giesbrecht 🇨🇦🇸🇰 (@JaroGiesbrecht) September 7, 2022
"About 70% of Canadians say they would hold a negative view of a politician who openly supported the trucker protest that took place in Ottawa earlier this year"https://t.co/3c2mRSbDHF pic.twitter.com/d9m2FaqYbw— Alison Creekside (@CreeksideAlison) September 7, 2022
Receipt.— Deano is running for PM (@DCHYYC) September 7, 2022
Kevin Waugh (Con MP - Saskatoon-Grasswood) who was also not named, is in this photo. pic.twitter.com/pabl3b5Tih
More than $5 million of convoy donations are frozen in escrow. Organizers Tamara Lich and others want $450,000 released so they appear before Public Order Emergency Commission, including $83k for travel, accommodations in Ottawa for 39 days of hearings. https://t.co/a9Npm1qz66— Glen McGregor (@glen_mcgregor) September 2, 2022
In 29 days, the public inquiry into the Emergencies Act will kick off. Reps from government, businesses, police and even protestors will testify, recommendations will be made, and the events will be livestreamed so anyone can watch.— Aaron Hoyland (@aaronhoyland) August 22, 2022
What a brutal dictatorship we live under.