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As 2022 comes to a close, here’s a brief #cdnpoli year in review. In January/22 we saw the launch of a destabilization op (that just *happened* to coincide with the lead up to Putin’s attack on #Ukraine). #FreeDumbConvoy #FluTruxKlan
#FluTruxKlan #FreeDumbConvoy was pushed hard by multiple malign players & boosted by inauthentic activity, including by foreign threat actors. #Cdnpoli #CdnpoliYearInReview #goodbye2022
Feb/22 #NevrePoilievre officially launched his “prime minister” bid using #FluTruxKlan op, even though we’d just had an election months earlier & O’Toole was still #CPCldr.

#Cdnpoli #CdnpoliYearInReview #goodbye2022
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#EmergenciesActInquiry #IStandWithTrudeau
Ya gotta listen to this songs folks, it's AWESOME. I am going to send the video the all the Conservatives too lol
Sung to the tune American Pie. This musician is amazing
Bye Bye those who occupy
Brought your chevies and your seni's but the diesel went dry... and it goes on
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Bird Site Migrant Angst vs The Latest on Emergencies Act Inquiry 🧵
#EAInquiry #cdnpoli
Wrote 100 post thread on this here #BirdSite about everything that'd NOT be covered by the #EmergenciesActInquiry & how we'll need a #Jan6thInquiry that digs into ALL OF IT, not just whether Trudeau was justified (because OF COURSE he was). /2 #cdnpoli
Lots worth adding today but I'm feeling the weight of being here. Building here. When every day it feels increasingly like things are DESIGNED to chase me and people that think like me outta here to somewhere else. It's gross these days. Getting grosser /3 #mastodonmigration
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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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Feb. 26, 2022 relevant to #POEC which is happening right now (h/t @AntoniaZ for posting under #EmergenciesActInquiry)
Campbell: The Freedom Convoy blockades were never about COVID-19… via @calgaryherald
(From above article) "Attending a protest to whinge about job loss resulting from a refusal to meet fitness to work requirements (i.e. vaccination against COVID-19) is the ultimate in privileged griping."
(Abbrev) "Those who attended blockades to end C19 were absurd — one can't protest global pandemic to a conclusion. Never about COVID, vaccines, jobs, trucks, pub health meas or anything remotely tangible. Worse, blockaders in [Campbell's] view behaved like domestic terrorists"
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Lich testifies she was surprised about the notice to leave because she thought it was a peaceful protest. Come on! So, children being delayed with their cancer treatments is peaceful? Businesses having to close due to customers being harassed is peaceful? #EmergenciesActInquiry
"Hospital spokesperson Paddy Moore said CHEO knew of two families whose travel for cancer therapy was recently and significantly affected by traffic conditions resulting from the protest"…
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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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"Elderly were dying alone in long-term care homes."

Does she not understand that if unvaccinated family visited the homes, there would be MORE deaths?
(listening to Lich #POEC #EmergenciesActInquiry)
It's incredibly sad that LTC inhabitants were isolated, but it's not Trudeau's fault. C19 a highly infectious disease, a real threat to vulnerable. And it's a fact that the unvaccinated carry more viral load if w/C19 (& can be false negs w/rapid tests &/or be asymptomatic)
(I've hidden response by anti-vaxxer to this thread but will post fact-check their disinfo) "Fact Check-Preventing transmission never required for COVID vaccines’ initial approval; Pfizer vax did reduce transmission of early variants"…
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“Spontaneous”? “Grassroots”? No.

Here’s former O&G management, James Bauder’s post from Aug 30, 2021.

Bauder’s testimony is an absurd litany of entitlement, lies & religious bafflegab.

#EmergenciesActInquiry #POEC Image
Giving people like James Bauder a platform to spew his delusional nonsense & then listen to him rationalize it all with religion…because “Christian”, is at once tedious & exhausting. #EmergenciesActInquiry #POEC #FreeDumbConvoy #CanadaUnity Image
Just like Pat King, Bauder - who spews the most vicious lies & hate about Liberals, esp Trudeau, is complaining about he has been “defamed” and “viciously attacked by this government”. Then he goes on to defend his MOU. #EmergenciesActInquiry #POEC #FreeDumbConvoy Image
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An Ottawa man raised $1.2 million in bitcoin for convoy protesters, and distributed $800k of it in 100 electronic wallets to protesters on Feb. 16/17, the inquiry hears.
This was one of three main crypto campaigns for the convoy protests, called Honk Honk Hodl!
Feb. 10, Ontario got a restraint order on GiveSendGo campaigns. This prompted Chris Garrah to switch the Stripe account needed to raise money on GiveSendGo to Jacob Wells.
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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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Starting the day with an emailed death threat for our coverage of the #EmergenciesActInquiry.
We have Keith Wilson on the stand this morning. He's a lawyer who works with some of the convoy organizers and appeared with Lich and others at press conferences during the occupation.
Private plane was a twin prop, Wilson says. “It was not a luxury experience,” he says. They went private because some passengers were unvaccinated and couldn’t get on commercial public planes because of federal pandemic regulations.
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Ok here we go on Day 14 of the #EmergenciesActInquiry. Starting with Chris Barber, Saskatchewan trucker and convoy organizer. He gets scattered applause as he takes the stand.
Rouleau acknowledges "emotional investment" but asks for everyone to keep it chill.
Convoy lawyer Brendan Miller makes statement to start. Doesn’t want Barber to give answers that could incriminate Barber in a civil or criminal proceeding. He’s being sued and is facing charges.
Lived in Swift current for 47 years, all his life. He’s a long haul trucker, for agriculture equipment across Prairies and into the States. Been in trucking business since he was 18. His company is CB Trucking.
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G'mornin' to all following the #EmergenciesActInquiry. @TondaMacC and I are back covering it again for the @TorontoStar. Today we have former Ottawa police chief Peter Sloly, who will be cross examined by various parties with standing at the inquiry.
Here's our story from Friday on his testimony, in which he was emotional and combative at times, and generally defensive.…
For a look at what's coming this week, here's our @OmarMosleh with a preview of the "Freedom Convoy" organizers who are slated to testify. Some of them are facing criminal charges for their roles in the protests.…
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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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This report from @OttawaPolice is not an intelligence report. It is a propaganda report. Shocking in its bias, faulty information, logically fallacious, willful blindness & a rank inability to assess the situation. #EmergenciesActInquiry #CdnNatSec… ImageImage
A word or two about Srgt Chris Kiez who has since deleted/cleaned up his LinkedIn & social media. Even the Reddit post about him has been removed. Thankfully @CyKoore saved a bunch. #EmergenciesActInquiry #OttawaOccupation #OttawaPolice #FluTruxKlan ImageImage
Some screenshots of Sgt Chris Kiez’s posts from @Leenintome2. #EmergenciesActInquiry @OttawaPolice #cdnpoli ImageImageImageImage
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🧵To a lawyer, the Emergencies Act Inquiry is fun to watch just to see counsel working with the witnesses using different styles.
But stepping back as a Canadian, one has to wonder what kind of dictatorship declares an emergency, kills no one, injures almost no one, revokes it …
days later, and then conducts a minute examination of it, in public and on television, with lawyers for every conceivably affected party allowed to cross-examine all the police leaders engaged in the operation from every conceivable angle, with gazillions of the authorities’ …
documentary records produced to all those lawyers in advance. (Not to speak of the Prime Minister and his cabinet members who invoked the emergency and will also testify.)
Meanwhile, war criminal Putin is bombarding Ukraine, China’s viciously persecuting minorities year after …
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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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Absolutely this. The convoy funding was not only coming from crowd funding sites like #GiveSendGo & #GoFundMe. Thinking that this is the entire story regarding funding of this op, will seriously miss the mark. #EmergenciesActInquiry #cdnmedia #cdnpoli #CdnNatSec
Convoy funding came in via etransfer to a variety of encrypted Protonmail addresses in addition to cash & crypto. It would take an entire team of experts to “follow the money” in a forensic analysis. There is no indication from #OPP that they did this. #EmergenciesActInquiry ImageImageImageImage
This was a tweet of mine from back in Jan/22. It was based on what I’d been seeing. This also applies to #ConvoyFinancing. When there’s no one traceable source of💰, forensic analysis clearly becomes more complex. Now add in laundered💰from foreign adversaries = even more complex Image
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