Thursday, March 10, 2022

When the cloud dwellers lose touch with the people

This letter appeared in the National Post today.

Dear Mr. Mendicino and Mr. Lametti,

Did you attend the trucker protests? Did you talk to any of the protesters? Did you do anything to engage with them to understand why they were protesting? Did you even care? If you had, you would have seen that they were peaceful. Why did you say they were not peaceful? 

You say the protests were done to "undermine democracy". You know that's not true, right? They were there to practice democracy. Please see the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms for definitions. 

You say that "the leaders have links to ideologically motivated violent extremists." These are very serious allegations you make here Mr. Mendicino and Mr. Lametti. Can you please provide your evidence to all Canadians of these "links to ideologically motivated violent extremists"? If you cannot, you might want to think about withdrawing these very scandalous remarks. 

Canadians would also like to see your "vast terabytes of disinformation" that you speak of. Perhaps you are mixing this up with the vast terabytes of disinformation Canadians receive from Canada's legacy media--who get millions of dollars in taxpayer funded handouts--on the protests?

The tragedy here, is that our government only allows for opinions and values that align with the government's; with the elites; and with the highly paid main stream media types. Any other opinions or values that come from the working man or woman, who were affected by the lockdowns in ways you can't even imagine, are not welcome in your stratosphere up there in the clouds. 

Our Prime Minister said of the truckers:
“The small fringe minority of people who are on their way to Ottawa who are holding unacceptable views that they are expressing do not represent the views of Canadians who have been there for each other, who know of that following the science and stepping up to protect each other is the best way to continue to ensure our freedoms, our rights, our values, as a country”.
Do you share the PM's views that the people in the convoy are a "fringe minority" who hold "unacceptable views" and "do not represent the views of Canadians"? Because if you do, you are very very out of touch with a whole whack of Canadians.

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