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Feb 21 16 tweets 6 min read

1/15 #LONG 🧵

Frontier Centre for Public Policy, an award-winning western Canadian based public policy think tank released a rebuk to the #POEC report titled
"The Strange Conclusions of Justice Paul Rouleau"

2/15 In the #POEC response Justice Rouleau states:
“concluded that the very high level threshold required for the invocation of the (Emergencies) Act was met.- I do not consider the factual basis for it to be overwhelming" Image
3/15 During the #POEC hearings, the RCMP, CSIS, OPP, and Ottawa Police Service testified that the protesters did not pose a threat to national security and that the Emergencies Act was not warranted Image
4/15 John Ossowski, the former president of the Canada Border Security Agency, also testified that all border points across Canada were at their lowest threat level on the morning of February 14, 2022. Image
5/15 Rouleau lamented that "lawful protest descended into lawlessness, culminating in a national emergency," but Judge Hugh McLean ruled that the protests in Ottawa were legal. Image
6/15 The police, RCMP, CSIS, and Attorney General David Lametti confirmed that none of the legal triggers were met to declare the protests an unlawful assembly. Image
7/15 Rouleau disagreed with Supt. Morris' intelligence assessment of the protests, which described the absence of credible threats and instances of serious violence, instead accepting the evidence from several witnesses that there was violence. Image
8/15 Rouleau's rejection of police testimony and his focus on "imagined" threats raise questions about the soundness of the intelligence gathering process. Image
9/15 Rouleau's report has been criticized for dismissing police testimony that there was no credible serious violence, and instead focusing on subjective assessments of "felt" violence by protesters. Image
10/15 The most serious charges of weapons possession in Coutts, Alberta, resulted in arrests by the RCMP using existing laws, rather than the Emergencies Act. Image
11/15 Rouleau justified the use of the Emergencies Act due to the government's failure to use existing laws to address the protests, which sets a low bar for declaring a state of emergency.
12/15 Rouleau's report has punctuated that Canada is drifting away from its democratic foundations and that government incompetence is now the threshold for suspending civil liberties.
13/15 The media's coverage of the protests highlights the potential for sensationalized reporting to fuel public panic and influence government responses to perceived threats. Image
14/15 The case also underscores the importance of transparency and accountability in government decision-making, particularly in times of crisis when the stakes are highest. Image
15/15 As Canadians reflect on the events of the past year, the need for strong democratic institutions and a commitment to upholding civil liberties has never been more clear.

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Feb 19
I've just read all 270+ pages of the #POEC vol 1 so you don't have to

tldr; Ottawa incompetency at both provincial federal levels combined with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rhetoric that hardened the freedom protests resolve, lead to a national emergency...

#cdnpoilitics Image
yet the threat didn't qualify as a threat under the CSIS act as it is written in the act itself but Justice Rouleau interpretation of the emergency act

I'd imagine this interpretation of the act would be successfully challenged on appeal had this been an actual court of law
Justice Paul Rouleau in my estimation should never have weighed in on the justification of the act as he was not required to. As he was always seen to be politically bias due to his ties to the liberal party.
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Feb 19
#POEC report

Public Safety developed a proposal for direct engagement between protesters in Ottawa and the Federal Government. A face-to-face meeting between protest leaders and federal officials had the potential to give the protesters a “win”
This would allow them to leave feeling that they had accomplished something

The OPS had identified six individuals with whom they believed they could engage
RCMP Commissioner Lucki raised concerns about the proposal. In particular, she suggested that it might interfere with police operational independence and that it was premature
Read 5 tweets
Feb 19
Big theme in the #POEC report is the utter incompetence of the OPS failing to address the Hendon report but i have yet to see any flags at the federal level in this report being raised. This protest was driving across provincial lines to Ottawa. Why wasn't Ottawa concerned?
Reviewing the text message from Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino they knew the convoy was coming two days prior to their arrival in Ottawa as they were detailing plans how to exploit this event for political purposes
This is a huge indictment at the federal level

Their plan to scope this protest akin to the US Jan 6th failed due to social media

The sharing of videos of dancing, comradery and bouncy castles emerged and destroyed the federal narrative
Read 5 tweets
Jan 21
Health Canada has released "Reported side effects following COVID-19 vaccination in Canada"

96, 432, 067 doses pf the Covid-19 vaccine has been administered

Of those vaccines administered 53,611 had "adverse" effects, 10, 565 of those reports were considered serious

Health Canada and PHAC are aware of the report released on Friday January 13, 2023 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on findings from the Vaccine Safety Datalink.

This preliminary safety signal has prompted additional investigation into whether there is a safety concern between the Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent COVID-19 vaccine and ischemic stroke in people 65 years of age and over

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