It’s April And Justin Trudeau Still Has Parliament Locked Down To Push An Anti-Convoy Narrative

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on April 5, 2022

People living outside of downtown Ottawa may not realize that since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had the police crackdown on the peaceful Freedom Convoy supporters, Parliament Hill has still not been reopened.

Parliament Hill is still sitting in a state of police-imposed lockdown. Fences and barricades are preventing vehicles from going down certain sections of Wellington Street, which actually makes it far more blocked off than when the truckers were there, seeing as Truckers left an open lane, or had people read to move on short notice, for emergency vehicles

What is also ironic is that keeping the area blocked off, and preventing vehicles from passing through, will hurt the small businesses around Parliament Hill. These are the same small businesses that Trudeau, Doug Ford, and Mayor Jim Watson pretended to be protecting from the truckers and convoy supporters who in fact were happy to patronize them.  

Any business that stayed open close to Parliament Hill, in defiance of government orders, did great and was able to make up for pandemic losses, due to government-imposed lockdowns and senseless COVID restrictions.

The Iconic Cafe was one such small business. The cafe staying open damaged the government’s narrative about truckers being dangerous and or bad for business to the extent the police tried to arrest the owners. Later due to government/police pressure the Iconic Cafe’s landlord chose to evict them.

In a big picture view, what it seems like Justin Trudeau and local government officials are trying to do by having Parliament Hill still blocked off, more than a month and a half after the peaceful protest, is to develop the narrative that somehow the Canadian government is legitimately worried of “right-wing extremists,” or some other nonsense. 

The theory would go: The longer the barricades stay up the more people that will believe there is a real threat coming from the freedom-loving peaceful convoy supporters. 

This is exactly the same tactic President Joe Biden’s administration used after the January 6 riot. Biden had capital police and the national guard keep the capital fenced off and patrolled for months to create the impression the small group of fools who pushed their way into the capital before proceeding to aimlessly stroll around were a major threat to American democracy. 

In the case of Trudeau, it is even more empty seeing as the only people who were riotous were the police who violently broke up the peaceful demonstration around Parliament Hill. 

The world saw how peaceful and friendly the truckers and convoy supporters were, so this tactic of remaining on high alert is unlikely to sway anyone to Trudeau’s anti-freedom position. What he is doing is to transparently political.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

One response to “It’s April And Justin Trudeau Still Has Parliament Locked Down To Push An Anti-Convoy Narrative”

  1. Allan D says:

    Trudeau is a dictator. Change my mind.