But it demonstrates that it WAS necessary for the Trudeau government to bring in the Emergencies Act and that Ford knows it.
What a crock of horse sh*t!— Tammy 💪🇨🇦🇺🇦💪 (@Tammyocanada) October 17, 2022
Ford hid at his cottage snowmobiling after he welcomed the protesters, and said
"God bless them"
while his daughter stood shoulder to shoulder with F Trudeau signs, giving
them various instructions in person, and online! https://t.co/3szRcjBEB7
Hmmm... quite a change in tune for Dougie:
Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he fully supports Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to invoke the Emergencies Act to deal with the "freedom convoy" protests last winter. https://t.co/iXJmw5o2Og pic.twitter.com/9ZErBCwSHN— iPolitics (@ipoliticsca) October 17, 2022
“‘Ford and his cabinet ministers refused to take part in what were supposed to be three-way meetings between municipal, prov and fed government leaders to resolve the situation in the first two weeks of February as the occupation dragged on’” #onpoli https://t.co/SNnNsiHhqE— Meaghan (@megsd_23) October 17, 2022
City of Ottawa - did nothing— Pete Bear (@MadHabber) October 17, 2022
Ottawa police - actually welcomed them to park
OPP - SFA
Doug Ford - MIA
Trudeau - gets rid of illegal knuckle dragging occupiers in less than 2 days safely.
As much as the Conservatives and their media are still trying to assert that the Emergencies Act was just an "over-reaction" by Trudeau, they can't make the case.
Hey, I'll take it. As far as I'm concerned, Premier Ford's on my side of the line in the sand I had to draw or lose my mind. The Freedom Convoy, donors, supporters, propagandists, apologists, sympathizers, s'plainers, fence-sitters, neutral, indifferent - are all on the other.🙂— Kathryn McLeod (@Dumbshowsnoise) October 17, 2022
Yeah, it makes no sense to me honestly. "It wasn't needed, the powers at be were capable of handling it!!"— MarkomDave (@MarkomDave) October 17, 2022
"So why wasn't it handled until the EA was enacted?"
"....trudeau is a dictator"
It's important to consider this in context with the alternative solution suggested by the opposition: unconditional surrender.https://t.co/2NgzMpnYYn— John "You Shake My Tree, You Eat My Apples" Roscoe (@JohnCRoscoe) October 17, 2022
Wow: Serge Arpin Chief of Staff to @JimWatsonOttawa “we were at the height of the implosion of confidence in our city and @OttawaPolice ..a crescendo of collapsing confidence in our city and in all of us” #ottnews #EmergencyActInquiry #ottawa #onpoli #cdnpoli— Graham Richardson (@grahamctv) October 17, 2022
Ottawa is in, but not of, Ontario. https://t.co/4HXLbV9s9z— John Ibbitson (@JohnIbbitson) October 18, 2022
The convoy commission just heard evidence that the City of Ottawa knew in advance that thousands of protesters planned to stay at least 30 days, if not longer.— Alex Boutilier (@alexboutilier) October 17, 2022
They put it in writing to hotels. They put it in writing in the Operation Bear Hug document posted online.— David Cochrane (@DavidWCochrane) October 17, 2022
The plan to occupy Ottawa was never a secret. They kept telling everyone they planned to do it. https://t.co/AD4XZrKA87
Fire everyone and start from scratch. https://t.co/Eu2RVxQAMw— David Moscrop (spooky newscycle edition 🎃🗞) (@David_Moscrop) October 17, 2022
Wait.... but, ... I thought the Convoy Crowd loved the Police...— Tim Doherty (@DohertyArt) October 17, 2022
And it was more than just the annoying horns:
1000s of protests have happened in front of our parliament buildings since Confederation.— Mark Gerretsen 🇨🇦 🇺🇦 (@MarkGerretsen) October 17, 2022
Wellington Street has never reopened since last winter.
What happened last winter was *not* a protest. It was an illegal occupation and has changed the face of downtown Ottawa.#cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/Fc9FiDs94O
Was the Convoy a national security threat? Well, national security agencies like CSIS & RCMP sure thought so, & that's what the govt. used to invoke the #EmergenciesAct.— Mubin Shaikh (@MrMubinShaikh) October 15, 2022
CSIS: https://t.co/FwxMDjqzmh#EmergenciesActInquiry #EmergenciesActWorked
A true Heritage Moment!
A paper by U of A political science prof. Jared Wesley – Alberta Separatism and the Freedom Convoy: A New Brand of Western Alienation – says that public opinion research done in April 2022 indicated only 18% of Albertans said they felt positive emotions about the Convoy protests. https://t.co/nRmHqRp6wH— Bianca Swirlski 🍁 Queen Spam Pam of Neverland (@BSwirlsi) October 17, 2022
A fascinating thread:
Kinda hoping this is played at the EA hearings 🤣 https://t.co/WTialm2nce— LA Legault (Elle/She/Her) (@LALegault) October 17, 2022
Here are a few of the posts in this thread:
A 🧵as a citizen of Ottawa who worked downtown during the Occupation and lived in close proximity to the logistics camp.— A. (@amandarland) October 14, 2022
Time to showcase arts & crafts time!!— A. (@amandarland) October 15, 2022
Photos are my own throughout the duration of the Occupation. pic.twitter.com/1gSyOfdsCD
But let’s be honest: it wasn’t about vaccines. pic.twitter.com/jgx7ZTJVvJ— A. (@amandarland) October 15, 2022