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Long overdue that we should just have a thread to talk about this topic.

I just saw that one of the leaders of the truckers, Pat King, has been arrested:


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It feels false to say that the police were "clashing" with protesters, because it makes it seem like the protesters were being equally hostile. The protesters never put a hand or foot on any of the police officers and never engaged in any type of hostile action, but the police sure did. I was watching this on livestream when they were physically and violently pulling people out one by one.



Tamara Lich was also arrested last night. Along with Chris Barber.
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Fact check: Trudeau and his foundation do not own 40% of Acuitas.

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/no ... id-vaccine
The allegation is that the charitable Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation owns 40 per cent of Acuitas Therapeutics, a Vancouver company that supplies the lipid delivery system for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. A vaccine the Trudeau government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars buying.

The charge has been posted and re-posted tens of thousands of times on Twitter and other social media networks in recent days, with some writers accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of personally profiting from the vaccine his government purchased.

The only trouble? It’s simply not true.

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The foundation named after the prime minister’s father controls none of Acuitas, the firm says.

“Acuitas Therapeutics is a privately owned company and neither Prime Minister Trudeau nor the Trudeau Foundation owns or has owned shares or any part or percentage of the company,” said CEO Thomas Madden in a statement. “There is no connection between the Prime Minister and/or the Trudeau Foundation and Acuitas Therapeutics.”

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The unfounded allegations about the Trudeau Foundation were boosted earlier this week by Robert Malone, a controversial scientist who was once involved in developing the mRNA technology but has lately spread false information about the shots, including on the controversial Joe Rogan podcast.

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Seems bad.


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Ottawa police to don batons, helmets amid protestors' 'assaultive' behavior
https://thehill.com/regulation/internat ... assaultive
"We told you to leave. We gave you time to leave. We were slow and methodical, yet you were assaultive and aggressive with officers and the horses," Ottawa Police said. "Based on your behaviour, we are responding by including helmets and batons for our safety."

"The blockades and occupations are illegal," Trudeau told the Canadian Parliament on Thursday. "They're a threat to our economy and relationship with trading partners. They are a threat to supply chains and the availability of essential goods, like food and medicine. They're a threat to public safety."

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When are the truckers going to adopt "WTLM", White Trash Lives Matter, as their slogan?

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Oopsie. They did the fake news again.


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She was trampled, but wasn't killed. So, of course it's not right to claim she was killed. It doesn't excuse the mounties from trampling her though.
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These conversations are funny.

Truckers protest Covid restrictions. The protest is a right wing protest. The police are brought in. Right wingers claim police brutality and the left backs the police just doing their job.

BLM protests police brutality. The protest is a left wing protest. The police are brought in. Left wingers claim police brutality and the right backs the police just doing their job.

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https://www.huffpost.com/archive/ca/ent ... _b_6314494
Why Canada Will Become a Dictatorship Under Trudeau
The leader of that party does what he wants, when he wants, and no one dares question him. Would a Prime Minister Trudeau arbitrarily whip the vote and outlaw certain moral questions? Could Prime Minister Trudeau be trusted to make decisions for the good of the country, not just for his personal self-worth? Would Trudeau call in the police to enforce his vision? Let's hope we never have the opportunity to ask those questions.
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12/12/2014 12:59pm EST | Updated February 11, 2015

It's becoming clearer as the days of Trudeau's Liberals wear on: if elected Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau would turn Canada into a dictatorship.

This is the man who admitted he "admires China's basic dictatorship." It wasn't just a sarcastic comment - he seriously said that he admires the dictatorship because they can get things done quickly.

And it's becoming clearer that Trudeau not only admires the dictatorship -- he runs the Liberal Party like one too.

How else can one explain the police-enforced acclamation of Andrew Leslie as the Liberal candidate for Orleans? Even with hundreds of Liberals attending the meeting to show their support for another candidate (and former Trudeau leadership rival), it was clear from the beginning that Leslie was Trudeau's hand-picked favourite, and certainly wouldn't be stopped by pesky processes like "democracy."

Just the imagery of Trudeau's chosen candidate being selected with police intervention is scary. It shows that Trudeau doesn't just admire China's dictatorship -- he would practice one if he had the chance.

The nomination in Orleans is only the latest rigged "open nomination." Despite Trudeau's promises to actually, you know, practice democracy, at least a half dozen Liberal nominations have been rigged or tampered with through the direct intervention of Trudeau's office: mysteriously disqualifying candidates, changing nomination dates, paperwork going "missing," and using dirty "back-room" politics to ensure the leader's candidate is chosen at any cost.

But those are only Liberal candidates; surely Trudeau would loosen his grip on his caucus colleagues once they've been elected, wouldn't he? Unfortunately, no. The Liberal caucus randomly learned one morning early last year that their leader had come up with a new diktat: that all Liberals would be expected, no, required, to vote pro-choice. When Trudeau's pathetic attempted defence (that they were "the party of the Charter," obviously missing those small sections about freedom of conscience and religion) agitated more than a few Liberal MPs, he attempted to invent some weird "grandfathering" rule. But then he went back on that too.

The result is that Liberal MPs who dare question the diktat of Trudeau are being punished. Those who dare disagree have already been punished, resigned, or indicated that they won't seek another term in office -- at least not under the iron fist of Trudeau.

Or we can look to the expulsion of those kinda-sorta-maybe "Senate Liberals," who were unilaterally expelled (but not really) by Trudeau without the slightest consultation with the Senate Liberal leadership.

The Liberal Party under Justin Trudeau has become a dictatorship. The leader of that party does what he wants, when he wants, and no one dares question him.

Now that we know that Trudeau runs his party like a dictatorship, we must ask ourselves: is there any indication he wouldn't do the same as the leader of Canada?

Would a Prime Minister Trudeau arbitrarily whip the vote and outlaw certain moral questions? Could Prime Minister Trudeau be trusted to make decisions for the good of the country, not just for his personal self-worth? Would Trudeau call in the police to enforce his vision?

Let's hope we never have the opportunity to ask those questions.
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In2ition wrote:
Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:28 pm
https://www.huffpost.com/archive/ca/ent ... _b_6314494
Why Canada Will Become a Dictatorship Under Trudeau
The leader of that party does what he wants, when he wants, and no one dares question him. Would a Prime Minister Trudeau arbitrarily whip the vote and outlaw certain moral questions? Could Prime Minister Trudeau be trusted to make decisions for the good of the country, not just for his personal self-worth? Would Trudeau call in the police to enforce his vision? Let's hope we never have the opportunity to ask those questions.
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12/12/2014 12:59pm EST | Updated February 11, 2015

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Just the imagery of Trudeau's chosen candidate being selected with police intervention is scary. It shows that Trudeau doesn't just admire China's dictatorship -- he would practice one if he had the chance.[/size]
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This is written like a high school editorial.

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https://thepostmillennial.com/indigenou ... aign=64497

CANADIAN NEWS Feb 21, 2022 5:12 PM EST
Indigenous elder who was trampled during freedom protest crackdown says Trudeau can't be trusted
"How can we have trust in a Prime Minister that doesn’t come and speak to people?"


The Indigenous woman and elder who was injured by a police horse in Ottawa has spoken out in a new interview and slammed Justin Trudeau for being an untrustworthy leader.

Alexa Lavoie of Rebel News (also injured by Canadian authorities) had a chance to interview her on Saturday. Sero revealed that she believes several officers may have kicked her while she was down.
In the interview, Sero slammed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for refusing to meet with freedom protesters: "How can we have trust in a Prime Minister that doesn’t come and speak to people?"

Early claims that she had passed away went viral on the internet on Friday night.

"I’ve got a fractured collar bone. I’ve got bruising on my… I’ve got sore ribs. It doesn’t look like I’ll be driving anytime soon. I’m still alive, I’m still here. Thank you to everyone out there. I’m okay. Bumped and bruised! I’m sore, but I live to stand another day."
Shortly before the incident happened last week, she swore to cameras on scene that the trucker convoy was a peaceful protest.
The main thought on her mind while the horses were coming was "hold the line."
"After they trampled me, there was an officer that… I think a couple of them kicked me, I’ve got a big bruise on the back of my thigh, and another one dragged me by my coat off the premises."

Candice said after the incident she walked back towards safety. "When I was back in with the convoy, I felt safe," she told reporters. Lavoie made sure to ask if any officer on scene made an effort to help the indigenous elder.
"No. They were all showing anger and aggression."


"That’s b*llsh*t" is what Candice had to say in response to the Ottawa Police tweet claiming nobody was injured.
What the elder Mohawk woman went through was further corroborated by leaked RCMP messages to Rebel News praising the situation. They called it "awesome" and one remarked "we should practice that manoeuvre."
The RCMP has since responded, saying they’re investigating.


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Indy wrote:
Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:33 pm
In2ition wrote:
Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:28 pm
https://www.huffpost.com/archive/ca/ent ... _b_6314494
Why Canada Will Become a Dictatorship Under Trudeau
The leader of that party does what he wants, when he wants, and no one dares question him. Would a Prime Minister Trudeau arbitrarily whip the vote and outlaw certain moral questions? Could Prime Minister Trudeau be trusted to make decisions for the good of the country, not just for his personal self-worth? Would Trudeau call in the police to enforce his vision? Let's hope we never have the opportunity to ask those questions.
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12/12/2014 12:59pm EST | Updated February 11, 2015

...

Just the imagery of Trudeau's chosen candidate being selected with police intervention is scary. It shows that Trudeau doesn't just admire China's dictatorship -- he would practice one if he had the chance.[/size]
...
:roll:

This is written like a high school editorial.
Sigh

OK Professor. It is 6 yrs old, and it seems a bit prophetic.
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https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/t ... permanent/

Trudeau Government Moves to Make Expanded Surveillance Powers over Financial Transactions ‘Permanent’
By NATE HOCHMAN
February 20, 2022 6:15 PM

As all eyes were trained on the aggressive police sweep of the Ottawa trucker convoy this week, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau’s administration was quietly moving to implement a sweeping expansion of surveillance power at the federal level.

The Trudeau government’s financial war against the truckers has been covered at length. But one underreported aspect of this broader assault on Canadian civil liberties is the effort to bring crowdfunding and payment service providers — two of the most prominent routes for financial transactions on the Internet — under the permanent control of a centralized government authority.

In a February 14 news conference, Canadian finance minister Chrystia Freeland said that the government was using the Emergencies Act to broaden “the scope of Canada’s anti-money-laundering and terrorist financing rules so that they cover crowdfunding platforms and the payment service providers they use.” That broadened power requires all forms of digital transactions, including cryptocurrencies, to be reported to the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Canada. (I.e., “Fintrac”). “As of today, all crowdfunding platforms and the payment service providers they use must register with Fintrac, and they must report large and suspicious transactions to Fintrac,” Freeland said. She justified the move as a way to “mitigate the risk” of “illicit funds” and “increase the quality and quantity of intelligence received by Fintrac and make more information available to support investigations by law enforcement.” Trudeau, standing behind Freeland at the press conference, nodded his head in agreement.

Freeland said the trucker convoy, which had assembled to protest coronavirus restrictions, had “highlighted the fact” that digital assets and funding mechanisms “weren’t captured” by the Canadian government’s pre-existing surveillance powers. As a result, she said, “the government will also bring forward legislation to provide these authorities to FinTrac on a permanent basis.”

Freeland reiterated that point in a subsequent press conference this past Friday. “We reviewed very, very carefully the tools at the disposal of the federal government, and we used all the tools that we had prior to the invocation of the Emergencies Act, and we determined that we needed some additional tools,” she said. “Now some of those tools, we will be putting forward measures to put those tools permanently in place. The authorities of FinTrac, I believe, do need to be expanded to cover crowdsourcing platforms and their payment providers.”

We already know what the Canadian government would do with that permanent power. They’re showing us as we speak. As Kevin Williamson wrote earlier this week, Trudeau has promptly weaponized his expanded Emergencies Act powers to “invest himself with the unilateral power to freeze bank accounts and cancel insurance policies, without so much as a court order and with essentially no recourse for those he targets.” That punitive action against political dissidents expands beyond the truckers themselves: On Wednesday, Trudeau’s justice minister suggested that private citizens who donated large sums to the convoy “ought to be worried” about the possibility of a freeze on their bank accounts, too. At least one young woman has already been fired from her job in the Ontario provincial government for making a $100 donation.

All this, of course, flies in the face of Trudeau’s promise that the Emergencies Act powers would be temporary. When he announced his invocation of the order, he promised the Canadian people that his expanded authorities would “be time-limited, geographically targeted, as well as reasonable and proportionate to the threats they are meant to address.” Not a single part of that sentence has proved to be true.
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How is it professorial to say the writing was juvenile?

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