‘It was the suffering caused by the mandates that prompted me to act’

November 27, 2022

SOWING DIVISION: “I was becoming increasingly listening to my Prime Minister (Justin Trudeau) call me a ‘racist’ and say that I shouldn’t be tolerated. I found his rhetoric to be incredibly divisive and I am of the opinion that if you are the leader of a country, you have to lead all of your people – even if you don’t agree with them.” Convoy protest leader Tamara Lich on Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Picture courtesy of the White House.

HUMAN SUFFERING: “I was much more frustrated with the mandates. I was seeing families torn apart. The suicides in my home town were so numerous that they stopped reporting them. Elderly people were dying by themselves in long-term care facilities and saying goodbye over IPads.”

 

 

 

ONE of the organizers of the Canadian trucker convoy from February of this year has given a powerful testimony to a scrutiny committee after she was banned from publicly speaking for months due to her bail conditions.

Tamara Lich said she was motivated to act with others to send the convoy to Ottawa, the capital, as the human cost she had witnessed was so acute it would have been immoral not to act.

‘Convoy leader couldn’t defend herself due to social media ban’

Back in June of this year, the 47-year-old administrator – disingenuously labelled a far right activist by the Canadian Broadcasting Company and others as her quotes below from her testimony to the Emergency Act scrutiny committee this month will vindicate – was part of her bail conditions by Justin Trudeau’s Government was not allowed to post anything on social media or on behalf of her opposing the Covid-19 mandates.

So in effect fighting for people’s rights and freedoms and bodily autonomy equated as an immediate custodial threat to her freedom. Her legal brief argued this move “violated her charter freedoms”.


For the past 30 days in Ottawa, The Public Order Emergency Committee, has been hearing evidence from public servants as to why the emergency powers were enacted by the Canadian Government to deal with the Trucker convoy with no proper scrutiny at the time.

On the last day of the hearings, Mr Trudeau denied that he had ever called unvaccinated Canadians names which appear to be flatly contradicted by Tamara Lich’s testimony.

Ms Lich was able to say what she could to the hearings unedited without the threat of being censored or being allowed to use social media.

‘Suicides too numerous that media stopped reporting them’

She said: “I was much more frustrated with the mandates. I was seeing families torn apart. The suicides in my home town were so numerous that they stopped reporting them. Elderly people were dying by themselves in long-term care facilities and saying goodbye over IPads.

“My Grandma is 94 years old and she was locked in her little apartment by herself for two years and now she can go out and do things, she is not healthy enough because she lost two years of her life.

‘Father was told to leave restaurant due to who she was’

“My father is a very sociable man, he is a typical Saskatchewan father and I remember him telling me one day he went down to the local restaurant he went to every single day and these are small towns where everybody knows everybody and he was asked to leave and I didn’t want my children and my grandchildren to live in a world like that.

She claims Justin Trudeau decided to demean the legitimate concerns of the convoy protesters by condemning them personally.

‘Trudeau called me a racist and said I shouldn’t be tolerated’

Ms Lich said: “I was becoming increasingly listening to my Prime Minister (Justin Trudeau) call me a ‘racist’ and say that I shouldn’t be tolerated.

“I found his rhetoric to be incredibly divisive and I am of the opinion that if you are the leader of a country, you have to lead all of your people – even if you don’t agree with them.

“I just saw so much – coming across Canada I heard stories of at least three people telling me they were planning their suicide until we started the Convoy and of stories of people that were too late.

‘I had the tears of Canadians on my shoulders but they said we gave them hope’

“I heard of families living in their vehicles because they lost their jobs and lost everything. I had tears of thousands of Canadians on my shoulders who everyday were telling me they were bringing them hope.

“I saw ladies praying on their knees by the side of the road and I saw little children holding signs saying ‘thankyou for giving me back my future’.

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