Building the Sasquatch Tribe

As always, I would like to begin with a thank you from a place of gratitude. I began this substack just under a year ago, and it has become such a great success, all through your support. I have already sent out a few newsletters with my thoughts on how I will be proceeding with substack and my life goals in general. This will be an ever evolving project, so from time to time, I may change course depending on feedback and personal drive. 

Why I Left Canada

When Canada entered into its second year of lockdowns, dread of facing another Canadian winter, I knew I had to escape for my own sanity. I am an extrovert. That has been made fully evident to me these past two years. I need to be around people. The consistent and overuse of online tools has a detrimental effect on my- and many others- psychology. What good will I be to society if I become mentally unwell? 

Ramping up the Narrative

Police officers moved in on the Freedom Convoy protestors on Friday, February 18th and began making arrests, reaching over 100. This included apprehending Tamara Lich, 49, and Chris Barber, 46, who have been named in the media as organizers. Lich was involved in the original GoFundMe campaign that was set up as a crowdsource for the convoy. A narrative provided by law enforcement that the protest in Ottawa has become an “occupation” was used to shut down the fundraiser.

Suspension for Enactment

Speaker of the House for the Canadian federal Parliament, Anthony Rota, suspended the sitting of parliamentarians on Friday, February 18 due to the operation of removing the “Freedom Convoy” protestors from Ottawa beginning. He cited “exceptional circumstances” and that “safety is paramount” for the politicians and staff, as justification to essentially stop the debate on whether the Trudeau Liberals should be allowed to use the overreaching powers of the Emergency Act.

Canadians Comment on Trudeau’s Act

Canadians Comment by Collin Wynter “We’re not using the emergencies act to call in the military. We’re not suspending fundamental rights or overriding the Charter of Right and Freedoms, we are not limiting people’s freedom of speech, we are not limiting freedom of peaceful assembly, we are not preventing people from exercising their right toContinue reading “Canadians Comment on Trudeau’s Act”

Creating an Emergency Lane

Canadians protesting the Trudeau Liberal government in Ottawa, as well as their own provincial governments respectively, has entered the third week of civil disobedience. The protest originally against mandated vaccinations for truckers was planned to begin on Saturday, January 29th, although some people arrived on the 28th. After beginning, the scope of objection to government policy has expanded to include concerns about political overreach and  the demand to remove all covid 19 restrictions. The discontent seen in the public square after suffering through the past two years of nonsensical policies that seemed based on political and business maneuvers, rather than on science and public health, has taken its toll on the psyche. The people have had enough.

Who’s Driving the Narrative?

Who’s driving the narrative of the trucker convoy protest that is currently situated in Ottawa Toronto and the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada US border crossing in Ontario; Emerson crossing and Winnipeg in Manitoba; Coutts in Alberta; Victoria in BC; Montreal in Quebec, among other cities and places across the Canada; is it the truckers, the politicians or the media? Who will win public opinion to affect government policy and have the restrictions and mandates removed from Canadian society? This is no easy and simple answer. As we shall see, there are a variety of interests and actors attempting to shape the protest into a political crisis that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau desires to use to his political ends.