Former Sergeant at Arms says execution without dialogue and a “naive” strategy to resolve tracker protests

Former Security Director of the House of Commons said the federal government is seeking an extension of the emergency law to address this issue, so enforcement alone can resolve protests against COVID-19’s obligations in Ottawa and elsewhere. He said it was “naive” to think about.

A series of Post to TwitterKevin Vickers, a former guard, said on February 22 that relying solely on enforcement to end protests without holding dialogues is not a victorious strategy, and that other countries will lift COVID-19’s obligations. I asked the government to follow the measures. limit.

“Enforcement alone always has some loss. A simplified view of the rule of law. It’s very naive to think that all this will be solved by enforcement. Nursing for thousands, not just people called populists. Teachers and hundreds of doctors and educators were hesitant about vaccines.

“Given that states and many countries are already planning courses to remove obligations and restrictions. [sic] As a science-respecting Canadian, the soil is already cultivated where you can plant compromises, unity and hope. “

Vickers, a 29-year veteran of the RCMP and a former leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party, I got it Protests are likely to continue as many parents are concerned about the impact of ongoing public health restrictions on their children, and Canadians are “against what they consider to be an overkill for the government.” It is about.

The Bikers, who were called Canadian heroes after shooting dead gunners involved in the shooting on Parliamentary Hill in 2014, previously asked the federal government to resolve a free convoy protest in Ottawa through the “Canada Road.” I was looking for it. dialog.

He repeated this in his latest tweet, using the hashtag “The CanadianWay” to emphasize what he said as a “better way” out of conflict. Communication, respect, dialogue..

The Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa began as a demonstration of the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccination obligations for all truck drivers across the Canadian-US border. After the heavy-duty convoy arrived in the capital on January 29, it quickly expanded into a national movement, attracting supporters across Canada hoping to end all COVID-19 obligations and restrictions. I did. It has also triggered similar protests around the world.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refused to meet with the truck driver for the remaining three weeks in Ottawa, or had a representative hear their complaints. He declared a state of emergency on February 14, and enacted a state of emergency to give police additional authority to expel protesters.

Financial measures have also been introduced to allow financial institutions to freeze the accounts of individuals and businesses suspected of being associated with a protest without a court order. The government has also expanded its Money Laundering Prevention and Terrorism Financing Acts to target crowdfunding platforms and the payment service providers they use.

On February 21, the House of Commons of Canada resolved to pass a motion to approve the use of emergency law, with the Liberal Party and the NDP voting in favor and the Conservative Party and Bloc Québécois voting against.

Andrew Chen


Andrew Chen is a Toronto-based Epoch Times reporter.

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