Victory for Freedom in Some Areas in Canada, but Ottawa Official Has Ominous Words for Truckers – Opinion

Earlier in the week, I reported that there was a “growing chorus of politicians and health experts” in Canada calling for an end to COVID mandates, after the protests by the Freedom Convoy. While we’ve been focused a lot on the occupation in Ottawa, they also had a blockade going on at the border in Alberta as well as protests in other areas.

According to the RCMP, they believed that the truckers could be towable by calling the nearest tow truck operation. They were rejected by the tow truck company, who said they support peaceful protest.

Similar efforts in Ottawa were previously covered by us, but they also fell apart.

Now, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has announced that they would be moving to end restrictions, starting with dropping the restriction exemption program (Alberta’s vaccine passport). Kenney stated that while they will be looking at all data and trends they are working to create a plan for removing almost all restrictions in the next month. Kenney said that they should prioritize lifting restrictions on children. He of course said this was due to “public health” and not the protests. He claimed that they believed to have passed Omicron peak around three weeks back.

Here’s what Kenney said in response to the National Post asking about the benefits of dropping restrictions.

You know, first of all, how about just the basic restoring people’s fundamental freedoms? I’m a little perplexed about how cavalier some in the Canadian COVID debate have been about impairing and violating fundamental freedoms.

Secondly … I think normalcy is underrated.

Thirdly … I know that the kind of government-funded laptop class has never really cared very much about the economic impact of restrictions, but it’s real.

It’s also creating real tensions in some communities about enforcement around it. … The number of stories I hear about people fighting over masks in grocery stores in various parts of the province, fighting over whether or not to permit somebody into a restaurant based on a vaccination status — this stuff has been brutal.

Now, that’s great news and follows the news from Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe that he would be doing the same thing earlier in the week.

They are people who strive for common sense.

Even the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada is now on board the “living with it” brigade. She said that all existing public health policies, including provincial vaccine passports, need to be “re-examined” in the coming weeks.

Together, she said, these agencies will review the current “suite of measures,” including severe border restrictions and travel limitations.

“I think the whole concept is, we do need to get back to some normalcy,” Tam said.

She said Canada’s efforts should be focused on preventing severe cases of COVID through vaccinations rather than stopping all new infections of a highly transmissible virus.

Unfortunately, Justin Trudeau is not one of those with common sense, and some of the officials in Ottawa are – in a word – insane.

Today was the meeting of the Ottawa City Council Police Board. The chair of the board, Diane Deans, was completely out to lunch, calling it a “threat to democracy” and “nationwide insurrection.” She said it “must end,” and she wanted more police force brought to bear, which would not end well.

When asked if she should be calling on Trudeau to meet with the protesters, she replied that you don’t meet with “terrorists.” While sense seems to be spreading across other parts of Canada, Ottawa is like California/New York liberal; it’s locked into the crazy and sounds like they might be going off the deep end.

These are the folks that she is calling “terrorists.”

Canada. Hopefully, as the trucker says, they are able to “be Canada again.”

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