According to Mr. Trudeau “using protests to demand changes in public policy is worrisome.”
Questioned on the final day of the inquiry, PM Justin Trudeau paints a portrait of Canada teetering on the edge of violence as he defended his decision to invoke the Emergencies Act to end “Freedom Convoy” protests in Ottawa.
“Trudeau in his testimony said officials had seen the weaponization of vehicles, with a report of protesters trying to ram police officers at protest sites in Alberta and British Columbia, and “the use of children as human shields” in Ottawa.”
As critics acerbically pointed out, activity involving children during the Convoy centered around “bouncy castle” time as their parents participated in the protest.
A report from Global News at the time of the protests delivers insight:
“Almost 25 per cent of the 418 trucks have children living in them — children who could be at risk during a police operation.”
“We’re not seeking to take the kids out of the trucks or away from their parents at this stage.”
Thank the good lord for that. Otherwise, Canadian parents might have gained greater awareness of their country’s slide into authoritarian state-control. And if patriots think children are troublesome, try this on for size: