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I am just observing the facts, but the CPC supported, endorsed, & facilitated the Convoy at the national & provincial level. They - not Trudeau's comments about the fringe within the fringe - caused it to grow by overtly celebrating it. Mainstream media, in many respects, was ...
... only too happy to play along by framing it as a "truckers" protest, helping legitimize antivaxxer grievances that Trudeau didn't unilaterally remove mandates. We heard CPC leaders say "make it Trudeau's problem." We saw them out there - on camera - weaponizing the crowd.
Part of the narrative was that Trudeau didn't come out to talk to protestors ... for what exactly? Unilaterally ending border mandates would mean you'd get stuck & unable to enter the U.S. Clearly, it was a childish demand, not thought out but if only Trudeau had come out. Sure.
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I get the relitigation of inquiry post-hoc but it's out w/#EmergenciesAct & in w/#CCPinCDNPOLI (of valid concern btw). Matches shift v. China from perspective of support to Russia v. Ukraine. Mistake to make this partisan given what RUS & CHN are also doing up in the CDN arctic.
Hyper-partisanship is the poisonous wedge that splits people into being party first, which, if not tempered by humility & yielding to fact, inevitably leads to loyalty over country even where it coincides with the interests of a competing foreign power. Just sayin'.
Since everyone is so interested now, Canada has # of interests in the arctic, while RUS & CHN cooperate w/each other. Spy balloon is just one tip of one iceberg, collectively melting away to uncover new travel routes & even mineral deposits esp. Indigenous rights to those areas.
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Commissioner Paul Rouleau speaks to media after tabling his #POEC report. We are told he will not take questions. #cdnpoli
Rouleau's report should be online shortly--it found "with reluctance" that government met threshold for invoking #EmergenciesAct , noted policing failures as well provincial Ontario gov't's absence in engagement. #cdnpoli
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#ThrowbackThursday. When #NevrePoilievre not only amplified the blatant lie made up by #Conservative MP Mark Strahl, but PP used the lie to data mine off it as well. #PierrePoilievreIsBroken #PierrePoilievreMustGo #PierrePoilievreIsLyingToYou #cdnpoli #EmergenciesAct Image
And of course, #ICYMI, #PierrePoilievreMustGo figured that since the #BrianeFromChilliwack lie worked so well, that he’d make up his own fictitious ‘victim’. #MustafaFromCalgary.

#PierrePoilievreIsLyingToYou #cdnpoli Image
Thanks @JohnCRoscoe for this. Apparently you can’t even start the process of getting married in Cuba from 🇨🇦 w/o a copy of your passport. Once again #PierrePoilievreIsLyingToYou. Either that or he’s a gullible fool. Both options make him unfit for public office. #WhereIsMustafa Image
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1. Nazi Flag and Claims of "False Flags": Brendan Miler's Accusations Amplified By Extremists and Conspiracy Promoters
2. On November 21, the big news emerging from the inquiry was that CSIS had advised that the Prime Minister invoke the Emergency Act in response to the occupation in Ottawa and the border blockades in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario.…
3. However soon a lawyer representing the "Freedom Convoy" made a bombshell claim in which he implicated an executive with Enterprise Canada in an incident that occurred in the early days of the occupation.
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NO NO NO. The reason the #EmergenciesAct was invoked was because things WERE NOT resolving. They were becoming entrenched. Children and Ottawa residents were increasingly at risk. #EmergencyActInquiry
The political right & malign actors, including adversaries like 🇷🇺& 🇨🇳, used public health measures as a means to sow toxicdisinformation & weaponize the public via social media manipulation in order to destabilize democracies. This was not a “protest”. #EmergencyActInquiry #POEC
If the #CPC opposition weren’t such manifestly bad faith actors, that were participants in #FluTruxKlan destabilization operation, then perhaps things wouldn’t have gotten so out of hand. Provincial & fed #Conservatives WANTED this destructive chaos. #EmergencyActInquiry #POEC
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Ok. It's the big show at the #POEC, the grand finale, and there is a buzz of Santa-is-coming excitement at the inquiry today. But Santa isn't coming. It's PM @JustinTrudeau, the last and most-anticipated witness who triggered the #EmergenciesAct to quash the "Freedom Convoy."
@JustinTrudeau On the way in this morning, media had to get sniffed by dogs and searched. There was a big line of people passing through airport-style security as well, including one guy I saw with a "FUCK TRUDEAU" flag. (A guard told me he won't be allowed to bring it inside)
We've already had 30 days of legal arguments, contradictory evidence, revelations of tensions and dysfunction between and within different police agencies and governments, and an effort to advance a conspiracy theory about racist flags at the occupation in Ottawa.
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🧵 On... you guessed it #POEC and the #EmergenciesAct. If you're a jurist and I'm wrong, let me know.

The core issue is whether the threshold was met to use the blunt instrument.

From what I understand, the EA has a double test that needs to be met to declare an emergency. 1/
For a "public order emergency," there needs to be a threat as defined under section 2 of the CSIS Act.

2a) espionage & sabotage; 2b) foreign influenced activities; 2c) threat of or serious violence motivated by ideology (ie not plain homicide); 2d) violent overthrow of govt. 2/
As well it must meet section 3 of the EA, which mentions a situation that exceeds provincial capacity, that threatens sovereignty, and that no normal law can tackle. 3/
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New thread for testimony by Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc.
LeBlanc is a rare witness to testify, or even start off in French. (French has been conspicuously absent at this inquiry.)
Oh, maybe it won't last.
Inquiry lawyer will ask in English.
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1. When I did the timeline on Pat King's involvement in the #OttawaOccupation (link below) I didn't include a lot of what I had.

In retrospect there was a lot that I should have included, thus here are with Part II

2. And once again to set the mood and contradicting the "ah shucks, I'm really a nice guy" and "teddy bear" persona Pat has cultivated, here he is during a summer a few years back telling people he is not a nice person and saying he has a record the size of his arm.
3. Based on a redacted intel report during the occupation which is clearly Pat King, this admission might be one of the few things he has said about himself that is accurate.
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1. So.

I just finished watching Pat King's testimony.

And it was... something.

Suffice to say I don't have time to deal with everything he said, but I thought I would put out a thread to provide context.
2. Let's get one thing out of the way right away.

In late 2021, Pat was prevented from boarding a flight due to his vax status. He was upset, hence the "catch a bullet" comment.

Since I would hate to take it out of context, her is the video he posted in it's entirety.
3. In early January he got wind of the planned convoy. Here on January 14 he talks about the Memorandum of Agreement that a faction of the participants was going to submit and suggested something would happen if the Senate rejected it.
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1. Something that repeatedly struck me listening to #EmergenciesActInquiry testimony. References kept being made about the huge followings the convoy organizers had on social media. There are many ways foreign adversaries & “foreign actors” can give in-kind ‘donations’ #CdnNatSec
2. “Backing” is one way of giving covert assistance to operations like #FluTruxKlan. Troll factory operations of threat actors can “back” social media accounts, boosting their megaphone & exploiting algorithms so that many people view these accounts as important. @POECommission
3. 1,000s of 🤖 can be used to bridge groups together, creating complex networks that appear organic, but are not. Once these networks are formed, an echo-chamber follows. Disinformation is then fed into the network. This is a malign “donation” that ultimately translates into💰.
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Yesterday's #EmergenciesAct nugget of knowledge is that the truckers were PAID "PROTESTERS" getting multiple envelopes containing $2000 cash. A couple of the organizers testified to passing cash out multiple times. What a fuckin' joke. They got paid, it was a JOB not a PROTEST.
Wow, popular, I get the feeling you'd like to see the testimony about multiple Convoy organizers handing out $2000 envelopes to paid protesters multiple times with no tracking. It's just 2 minutes, put the sound up. #FreedomConvoy #EmergenciesActInquiry #EmergenciesAct #DarkMoney
Not only did each trucker get multiple $2000 cash envelopes, but they also received approximately $8000 in cryptocurrency!!! What in the Lex Luthor bullshit is happening?
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1. As the Emergencies Act Inquiry continues we need to remember that most of the individuals who participated in the #OttawaOccupation and border blockades are still planning further actions.

And that includes a "convoy" planned for Lethbridge in support of the Coutts arrestees.
2. This week occupation organizers such as Tamara Lich and Pat King appear before the Emergencies Act Inquiry, however we have to remember the EA wasn't only enacted due to the situation in Ottawa but also because of the border blockades.…
3. Borders were shut down in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario. The most economically damaging was likely the closing down of the Ambassador bridge but the longest and perhaps most dangerous blockade was at the Coutts, AB border crossing.…
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I continue to make my way through #POEC #EmergencyActInquiry.
I am continuously struck by the normalization of an act of extremism based on #InfoOps radicalizing those on the right (& some on the left). Taking some legitimate grievances & weaponizing them.
If a large group of non-white people with 400 large rigs, shut down the core of the nation’s capital, continuously blaring deafening air horns, amassing containers of fuel alongside open flames & fireworks, endangering children present, harming residents….
…getting #ConvoyFinancing for their op from foreign extremists like far right Republicans. Shutting down major border crossings costing billions in losses, engaging in conspiracies to, at the very LEAST, sabotage the workings of gov’t, providing fodder to foreign adversaries… ImageImageImageImage
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1. If you are following me odds are that has been since January 29, 2022 when I started composing some epically long and frequently snarky threads on the "Freedom Convoy" which I often characterized as the #OttawaOccupation.
2. The occupation in Ottawa eventually inspired anti-vaxx/anti-mandate people to block border crossings in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario, slowing and in some cases stopping international trade.
3. The convoy attracted a number of participants, many of whom subscribed to outlandish conspiracy theories, and a number of whom adhered to extremists ideologies.
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.@nationalpost is garbage. It is a propaganda rag that used to also do reporting & now only occasionally throws actual reporting in to disguise what a deception publication it is. Its attempts to carry water for #FreeDumbConvoy is a case in point. #EmergenciesActInquiry #cdnmedia Image
Carson Jerema is a propagandist. His job is writing propaganda “opinion” pieces, not journalism & certainly not informing the public. In fact, he misinforms the public. His claims are directly contradicted by evidence & testimony. He begrudgingly acknowledges the harm, then… ImageImageImage
Claims the harm wasn’t sufficient. That it was somehow all under control by other levels of government, when the evidence clearly shows this was not the case. That the unwillingness & failure to act by provincial & municipal governments forced the use of #EmergenciesAct. #cdnpoli
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With the #EmergenciesActInquiry ongoing, what have MLI experts had to say about the protests, the invocation of the act, and the larger issues at play in Canada? See below for a 🧵 featuring some of the views of @awudrick, @kenscoates, @ryan_p_alford, and more. #POEC #cdnpoli
MLI fellows raised early issues with protestors and government action, particularly regarding the rule of law. This fits into a broader challenge of selective application of the rule of law in Canada which MLI experts have long warned about. #EmergenciesActInquiry #POEC
As @kenscoates wrote months before the convoy protests, there has been an absence of a coherent strategy for dealing with protesters lawfully, with integrity, and with decency. He argued that this imperils our democracy and the rule of law. #cdnpoli…
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As I make my way through the #EmergenciesActInquiry (& I strongly encourage everyone to listen to it themselves rather than relying on spin in #cdnmedia reports), a few things stand out.

Bylaw officers were intimidated & didn’t feel safe to do their jobs re #FreeDumbConvoy 1/ ImageImageImage
2.Tow truck companies were unwilling to risk their safety or their business & vehicles by towing the trucks, aside from tow operators who refused b/c they bought into propaganda of the occupation. (CTV’s reporting leaves out the lack of safety reasons, highlights the “sympathy”) Image
3. But what is most troubling perhaps, is the intelligence failures on the part of @OttawaPolice. I can’t imagine it was out of incompetence, I also can’t imagine it was because INSET, CSIS, FINTRAC didn’t provide #OPS with intel. #EmergenciesActInquiry Image
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The lies told by #Conservatives & a supine #CdnMediaFailed around the #EmergenciesAct, is appalling on every level. Not only did virtually all #CPC MPs support an #InfoOps & destabilization operation against 🇨🇦, many were key participants. The EA was necessary as a direct 1/2
…of provincial & municipal failures, in addition to the failure of local & provincial policing.

I would also love to know what information was shared between @csiscanada, @FINTRAC_Canada & @OttawaPolice, #OPP @RCMPAlberta & @rcmpmb.

#NeverVoteConservative #cdnpoli
*result (a direct result, that should have said)
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I’ve posted about radicalized current & former members of law enforcement previously, but today’s article from @CBC underscores the seriousness of the problem. Full article here:… #CoupTruxKlan #EmergenciesAct #FluTruxKlan #cdnpoli #RCMP
Once again I highly recommend the entire 3 prt series by @willcarless & Michael Corey. This investigation into radicalized members of 🇺🇸 law enforcement was written in 2019. 2 yrs b4 #January6th.…
Prt 2…
Prt 3…
Remember this clip? The uber friendly @rcmpgrcpolice officer telling Elliott McDavid at the #CouttsBlockade how he supports what they’re doing? Seditious disruption of cross border trade because they ideologically buy into the toxic disinfo of an op?
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This is so good. Want more proof there was no “deal” prior to the #EmergenciesAct being invoked? Take a look at the “evidence” Tamara Lich’s legal adviser & the organization funding her legal bills (#JCCF) is putting out. Now, let’s take a closer look at this “agreement” #cdnpoli
Keith Wilson not only claims a letter to Tamara Lich is an “agreement” (it isn’t - there’s nothing signed by both parties), but even in the letter there’s still nothing about leaving, only moving to a more concentrated location in Ottawa. Then Wilson links to a CTV article, but…
And now comes the pièce de résistance from attorney @MarkBourrie. Wilson is inadvertently strengthening the Crown’s case against Lich! 🔥

#cdnpoli #FluTruxKlan #Freedumbers
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Must read 🧵 debunking yet another pile of disinfo bullshit from propaganda media. There was no potential “breakthrough”. Dean French is a grotesque #DougFord operative. Claiming an “accord” amongst malignant actors, is in any way legitimate, is yet another threat to #democracy.
Thank you to @CanadianOut for these screenshots. Anyone claiming there was a potential “breakthrough” right before the #EmergenciesAct was invoked, is amplifying misinformation, or is deliberately & malignly spreading disinformation. The EA was necessary. #CdnNatSec #cdnpoli ImageImage
Speaking of malicious actors & disinformation, everything in this tweet is a lie. Also, #CoupTruxKlan was never about “mandates”. It was an op that foreign adversaries & ideologically motivated domestic extremists used to try & destabilize 🇨🇦’s gov’t. #PierrePoilievreIsLyingToYou Image
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"Mendicino said Lucki's success will be based on whether she meets the objectives laid out in the new letter. We will be able to track that progress, I think, very specifically, because the language itself is specific,"

.@CommrRCMPGRC appeared before Special Joint Committee on Declaration of Emergency (DEDC) on May 10, 2022.

She (flat-footedly) tried to sidestep questions concerning the invoking of #EmergenciesAct; BUT ultimately; she failed, ... miserably! +

NO SURVEY IS REQUIRED to state that with the exception of a very few, NO ONE would be surprised if this government now views her as a ⟪LIABILITY⟫.


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