The Conservatives have taken the cause of trucker convoy protesters to the floor of the House of Commons, forcing a vote calling for the federal government to present a plan to lift all federal COVID-19 “mandates and restrictions” by the end of the month.
This is not the cause of the truckers alone- CTV still wants to manage the mass mind.
Through its opposition day motion on Thursday, the Official Opposition is having the chamber spend most of the day debating its proposal to see the federal government present this plan by Feb. 28, citing provinces beginning to lift COVID-19 restrictions and referencing a comment from Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam where she suggested existing measures should be “re-evaluated.”
In her opening speech presenting the motion, interim Leader Candice Bergen called the “Freedom Convoy” that’s now prompted blockades at border crossings in Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario an “international phenomenon,” but also called for the truckers to roll along peacefully.
“I believe the time has come for you to take down the barricades, stop the disruptive action, and come together. The economy that you want to see reopened, is hurting,” Bergen said.
“I believe this is not what you want to do… You’re protesting because you love your country, you want your freedom back. To the protesters here in Ottawa, you came bringing a message, that message has been heard.”
“We all, every one of us in this House, have a role to play in ending this impasse, restoring peace in order, and at the same time allowing Canadians to get back to their normal life,” Bergen said.
That includes Mr Trudeau. Despite his condescending/holier then thou attitude.