Yet more Liberal falsehoods surrounding the convoy have been debunked
Toronto Sun: Gunter: 'When members of the Trudeau government insist they relied on advice from police before they brought in the Emergencies Act in February to clear a truckers’ convoy from downtown Ottawa, they’re, um, not being exactly truthful.
'A quick search of Postmedia’s archives shows that on at least six occasions during the state of emergency and since, Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino has insisted it was only because police asked for special powers that the Liberals suspended Canadians’ civil liberties and seized the bank accounts and assets of hundreds of people connected with the Freedom Convoy.
'But we now have proof Mendicino’s claims (and similar claims by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair) were utter hogwash.
'This week, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki told the joint Commons-Senate committee studying the use of the Emergencies Act that Mounties never recommended the government invoke the most draconian law on Canada’s books. Nor, to the best of her knowledge, did any other law enforcement agency.'