We’ve seen a lot of bad moves by Canadian government officials in dealing with the Freedom Convoy protesters.
We’ve seen one good move — getting rid of some of the crazier folks on the Ottawa police services board.
The city threatened and seized some of the protesters’ fuel during some of the coldest nights of the year. They threatened to seize protesters’ trucks. They threatened to bring in child protective services for any of the truckers who had kids at the protest — to ensure the “safety” of the children. Families staying there tend to be in hotels.
It seems that there is still some government officials who want to make crazy decisions. They now look like they are threatening to take ‘your little dog, too.’
Attention animal owners at demonstration
Your animal may be placed in protective care for up to 8 days if you cannot care for it due to enforcement actions. Your animal will be taken into protective care for 8 days if no arrangements are made. pic.twitter.com/OkbXc8RE3c
— Ottawa By-law (@OttawaBylaw) February 17, 2022
“Attention animal owners at demonstration,” the Ottawa by-law city department declared. “If you are unable to care for your animal as a result of enforcement actions, your animal will placed into protective care for 8 days, at your cost. After 8 days, if arrangements are not made, your animal will be considered relinquished.” Whoever posted the tweet even appears to have snapped a picture of one of the truckers’ dogs.
How can I get people to cooperate and turn against me? You can threaten their dogs. So, if you dare protest and get arrested and can’t make arrangements, you lose your dog. And then what happens to the dog, if he is “relinquished”? You’ll kill the dog? Not exactly a smart tactic, if you’re trying to resolve the situation. This is what it means to act like jackbooted criminals. You can be jailed if you disobey government orders. They think they’re right on history.
Add this to the already concerning move by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to invoke the Emergencies Act — that is such a danger to civil liberties and gives them the power to grab bank accounts and even forcibly conscript tow trucks who had refused to act against the protesters. His invocation of the Act has been opposed by some premiers as well as civil liberties organizations.
Ottawa is the country’s song.
They will take your dog.
They will be there for your kids.
They will pick up your truck. https://t.co/oenDG0jbYH
— Sheila Gunn Reid (@SheilaGunnReid) February 17, 2022
It’s still all about safety and health. 🤔 https://t.co/NBuFwb5xQC
— Five Times August (@FiveTimesAugust) February 17, 2022