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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: PM trampled on protesters’ rights

In a democracy of free people, opposing views must be heard, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: Convoys are undermining what Canada stands for, Letters, March 2.

The writers need to go back and read our constitution and Charter of Rights. In so doing, close attention should be paid to not only what is said, but the order in which it is said. It does not grant, but affirms the God-given and natural rights of all people, enshrines them for Canadians, and guarantees the principles of peace, order, and good government.

In a democracy of free people, opposing views must be heard, and legitimate concerns considered and addressed. Failing that, the people have the right to protest, and it matters not if others agree. In the case of the convoys, the concerns of a substantial number of Canadians from all provinces and walks of life were ignored, and those expressing their views were defamed and vilified.

On approach to Ottawa, this prime minister of a minority government refused to meet with any representatives of the movement. Instead, he demonized them, then autocratically imposed a nuclear option law – one that was never intended for this purpose, and which trampled on the rights of thousands of Canadians. That is what undermines Canada, and it is unfitting for a Canadian prime minister.

S. Keffer, Nanaimo

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