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Over the weekend @vetscanada co-founder took extensive abuse for refusing $ raised an event with connections the Yellow Vests. Today a @peoplespca candidate is fighting online with high profile veteran @BlaszczykBrock (who famously questioned PM Trudeau at a townhall) #cdnpoli
After @vetscanada withdrew from the event @BlaszczykBrock looked into it, became concerned about the Yellow Vest element and what some members of the group had said (regarding diversity) and pulled his appearance from the event #cdnpoli
Brock then penned a letter to People’s Party of Canada leader @MaximeBernier regarding PPC candidate @MarkFriesen08 saying Friesen made him feel bullied and guilted for pulling his support from event and told him that he needs to stand up for his country #PPC #cdnpoli
.@BlaszczykBrock says he told @MarkFriesen08 he’s not a partisan just a veteran and says he found Friesen’s comments disrespectful. Important note: Brock lost a leg in Afghanistan and is a decorated veteran #cdnpoli #PPC #exln43
.@MarkFriesen08 then came on Twitter and denied bullying or guilting @BlaszczykBrock accusing Brock of spinning his words. #cdnpoli #elxn43 #PPC
Friesen says all he said to Blaszczyk was “the yellow vests are doing the same as you, like you did with Trudeau, standing up to the establishment that treats our veterans with utter disrespect” #cdnpoli #elxn43 #PPC
Friesen went on to say Blaszczyk “can’t have a reasonable conversation without getting angry” but that he respected his decision. Friesen repeatedly bemoans they couldn’t have a conversation “like two men” #cdnpoli #PPc #elxn41
A furious Blaszczyk responds “WE DO NOT SHARE THE SAME VALUES” pointing out he fought for rights and freedom of others regardless of religion and fought against bullies. He says he died on the operating table 4 times giving that service #cdnpoli #elxn43 #PPC
Friesen responds with “Ive fought the same battles” despite having never been in Afghanistan or as far as I’m aware, the military. Says he shares @BlaszczykBrock’s values & fight for them now. In a subsequent tweet Friesen says he was referring to battle to support vets #cdnpoli
This is now two high profile veterans who say they were bullied and disrespected after refusing to participate in an event over concerns about views on diversity and inclusion of some of those participating. #cdnpoli #veterans #elxn43 #PPC
These events were billed as supporting vets yet those who pulled out say they were bullied. Veterans are saying they’re taking notice of how these well respected veterans’ advocates have been treated by elements claiming to support them #cdnpoli #elxn43 #veterans
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