KINSELLA: ‘Freedom Convoy’ protesters actually gave Trudeau a boost

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Let’s do a recap, okay?


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People partying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

People defacing the statue of Terry Fox.

People breaking into the Pastors of Good Hope to take away the food that was being prepared for the poor.

People assaulting and abusing the reporters who were there to cover the protest. People who assault and abuse homeless people.

People blocking ambulance crews, apparently leading to the preventable death of at least one trauma patient.

People urinating and defecating everywhere: urinating on the War Memorial, defecating on the property of a family displaying the Pride flag.

People threatening teenagers at fast food places because the teenagers politely asked them to wear a mask.

People park where they want, yell at passers-by, and have all-day drinking parties.


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And, of course, people waving swastikas and Confederate flags and calling for the assassination of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Those are just some of the things that happened in Ottawa this weekend. That is based on what I have seen with my own eyes, or uncontradicted news reports from organizations like this one.

It happened. It is real. And it has been condemned by everyone from a Liberal Prime Minister to a Progressive Conservative Premier of Ontario.

Oh, by the way, don’t start telling us in the media how to do our damn job. Our job is not to lightheartedly provide reports on the majority of people in the protest who obey the law.

That is not news. People are supposed to obey the law. Obeying the law and acting like a civilized human being is not news, ever.


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But when someone holds a Nazi flag near Parliament and thousands of people do nothing about it? That’s news.

As for the suggestion that we are on the Trudeau government’s payroll? That is beyond laughable. Frankly, that is a lie of Nazi proportions. A big one.

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This newspaper has relentlessly documented the failings of Justin Trudeau’s government. And this writer, to be blunt, does more to bring about the end of the Trudeau government, in a single afternoon, than most of you would do in 10 lifetimes.

So, take some responsibility, folks. If you were there, or supported those who were there, and if you’re honest in any way, you know that this weekend looked very, very ugly to many regular unaffiliated voters. Normal people. Not just the so-called lefties.


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Now, most of the protesters were not there because of the vaccinations. They were there to oppose the government of Justin Trudeau. It’s okay. I am also opposed.

But here’s the rub, Trudeau critics: the people you’ve now alienated are the people you needed to reach.

For they are not going to dethrone him with some crazy manifesto that removes all the elected members of Parliament and then creates a crackpot regime where we are ruled by an unelected governor general and some unelected senators. That is crazy. it’s crazy

No, if they’re going to remove Justin Trudeau, they needed to reach out to other voters, folks. You have to make those voters less excited about him. In an election.

But this weekend’s events in Ottawa didn’t do that. This weekend’s events did the exact opposite. The events of this weekend have disheartened many, many normal people.

Until someone comes up with an alternative, we live in a democracy. To win in a democracy, you need to win over the majority.

You didn’t do that, trucker fanatics. You did the opposite.

And, by the way, he has re-elected Justin Trudeau.

Good job.



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