And the lies continue....Jody Thomas, national security advisor to the P.M., did think there was a threat. Based on social media posts, she felt the convoy was a “threat to national interest and institutions by people who do not care about or understand democracy, who are preparing to be violent, who are motivated by anti-government sentiment.”
As if “anti-government sentiment” has suddenly become a crime.
In truth, it was the Trudeau government that cared little for democracy and seemed not to understand it.
More documents this week show Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland wanted every one of the hundreds of Canadians who had had their bank accounts and assets frozen for supporting the convoy to report to police before having their money and property released.
Under what authority? This is nothing more than “we’re watching you” intimidation, pure and simple.
Almost none of these people was ever charged with a crime. They had never had a chance to appear before a judge, yet somehow the Deputy P.M. thought they should go cap-in-hand to police and pledge to be good little boys and girls.
This week the commission also heard from assistant deputy Finance Minister Isabelle Jacques, who said it was never the department’s intention when freezing bank accounts to harm the families of account holders.
Really!? Mortgage, rent, loan and child support payments could not be made because the government froze hundreds of joint accounts, yet senior civil servants claim they couldn’t have predicted that would hurt spouses and children.
When asked whether the freezes would impact credit ratings, Jacques scoffed that “You’re talking about people involved in unlawful activities.”“CSIS told government Freedom Convoy didn’t pose national security threat day before Emergencies Act invoked.” That was a headline in the National Post this week describing documents tabled at the public inquiry into the Trudeau government’s suspension of civil rights last winter to deal with...apple.news
But we’re not. Donating money to the convoy (the reason most accounts were frozen) was not illegal. Besides, to punish protestors and donors arbitrarily, without a trial and a chance to defend themselves, is undemocratic.
“CSIS told government Freedom Convoy didn’t pose national security threat day before Emergencies Act invoked.”
That was a headline in the National Post this week describing documents tabled at the public inquiry into the Trudeau government’s suspension of civil rights last winter to deal with the truckers’ protest in downtown Ottawa.
The national spy agency also told the Trudeau government it could find no evidence of foreign influence behind the convoy, nor traces of foreign funding. Nor did the protests ever satisfy the definition of “national security threat” laid out in the CSIS Act.
So, that’s it, right? The Rouleau inquiry can wrap up now. Its work is done….or maybe not. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to testify (or at least speak) at the Inquiry this coming week, & he’s ensured he’s been in the spotlight globally leading up to this…