Canada Day Convoy Pierre Poilievre distances himself from the convoy, however not from his goal

(Otawa) The team of conservative candidate Pierre Poilievre denies that he has exchanged with the organizers of a new convoy that could land on the streets of Ottawa, this time on Canada Day.

Posted yesterday at 16:57.

Melanie Marquis

Melanie Marquis
The Press

After “Freedom Convoy” in February, “Rolling Thunder” in May, “Canada Day Convoy” 1.er next July? One thing is for sure, rumors of new demonstrations “for freedom” and against the government of Justin Trudeau are ubiquitous.

“LATEST NEWS: We just broke up with Pierre Poilievre and his team. He plans to meet with us in Ottawa 1er July. Poilievre says he supports us 100% – we wrote on a Monday to Tuesday night on a Twitter account called “Canada Day Convoy,” created a few days ago.

A page was also created on Gab, a social network visited by far-right sympathizers.

As Pierre Poilievre’s team distanced itself from that, it reaffirmed the views of the candidate for leader, who gave full support to the “convoy of freedom” that occupied the streets of the nation’s capital last winter for more than three weeks.

“I encourage everyone to continue to demonstrate against government attacks on our freedoms,” the Ottawa lawmaker said in a statement sent by his press secretary, calling the vaccination mandate “unjust intimidation and unscientific.”

However, “no one” from the Poilievre camp “talked to the organizers” of this group, a spokesman said. The main stakeholder, however, continues to line up behind “all Canadians who peacefully defend their rights by demonstrating against the liberal government’s revenge for the vaccine.”

I 1er July, he will, as usual, ride Carleton, his attaché specified.

Canada Day Convoy did not respond to an email he sent The PressTuesday.

Ottawa police are on alert

Ottawa police have already warned they do not intend to star in the same film as last winter. “We will not allow the conditions that culminated in the illegal protests last February to be repeated,” the organization announced on Twitter last Friday.

“We will maintain an approach banning vehicle-based protests in and around places of national importance,” police said, adding that their plan would take into account lessons learned in light of the illegal protests, as well as the Rolling Thunder.

The part of Wellington Street where the heavy trucks were located was closed to traffic due to a large police action which cleared the streets in the city center.

This year, Canada Day celebrations will be held in Lebretton Flats due to construction on Parliament Hill.

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