New documents obtained by Blacklock’s Reporter show the Department of Public Safety was well aware that the ‘Freedom Convoy’ did not represent any national security threat, contradicting the testimony by Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino.
The department’s briefing notes clearly state that the ‘Freedom Convoy’ protests on Parliament Hill in Ottawa represented no national security threat and that it was essentially a local police matter.
“Actions by these individuals have not risen to the level of national security criminality,” a January 31, 2022 note reads. Two weeks later, the Trudeau government invoked the Emergencies Act to violently end the peaceful protest in the nation’s capital.
Just one week after the Department of Public Safety cleared the protests, the Trudeau government cabinet wrote a misleading memo to justify its use of the Emergencies Act, arguing the peaceful protest represented a “threat or use of serious violence against persons or property for the purpose of achieving a political, religious or ideological objective within Canada.”
The Trudeau government’s memo was a direct contradiction to a national security note issued on February 3rd, arguing that the “ overall objective of the protest is unclear as there is no leadership structure or political program being advocated”.
The Trudeau government also promoted false narratives such as the now debunked idea that the movement was funded by foreign interests. This false narrative was also promoted by the state-funded media, the CBC.
The Freedom Convoy movement emerged as a peaceful, national protest movement in opposition to COVID-19 mandates and vaccine status discrimination.