Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino stands by his assertion that the “Freedom Convoy” had extremist components.
A member of the Ontario Provincial Police appeared to query the declare in a doc tabled on the Public Order Emergency Commission, the inquiry inspecting the circumstances surrounding the usage of the Emergencies Act.
“I have no idea the place the political figures are buying information or intel on the extent of extremist involvement,” OPP Supt. Pat Morris wrote in an electronic mail.
On CTV’s Power Play, host Mike LeCouteur requested the minister Friday if he stands by the assertion.
“Yes,” Mendicino responded. Mendicino has beforehand cited extremist ties in defence of the federal government’s choice invoke the Emergencies Act in February.
He continued, saying extremist rhetoric sparked each the convoy in Ottawa and protests throughout the nation.
“You noticed figures like Pat King who had shut affiliation with the so-called ‘Freedom Convoy’ say that the one approach this was going to finish is with bullets,” he instructed LeCouteur.
Supt. Morris testified to the inquiry Wednesday.
Mendicino’s identify is on the listing of witnesses set to testify to the fee.
Mendicino talks concerning the inquiry within the video on the prime of this text.