Fumbled messaging on COVID-19 vaccine mandate spurred Freedom Convoy: report – National

Fumbled messaging on COVID-19 vaccine mandate spurred Freedom Convoy: report – National

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Posted February 20, 2023 3:23 pm

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Justice Paul Rouleau says the Canada Border Providers Company made a nasty scenario worse when it mishandled the announcement of a vaccine mandate for truckers early final 12 months, amid rampant anger and false data across the pandemic.

Rouleau identified the company’s mistake in his greater than 2,000-web page report launched final Friday, which concluded that the federal Liberal authorities was justified in invoking the Emergencies Act final winter to reply to “Freedom Convoy” protests in downtown Ottawa.

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Rouleau’s activity included exploring what contributed to the zeal that noticed 1000’s of demonstrators take over the streets round Parliament Hill and block a number of border crossings with america.

He based mostly his findings on lots of of hours of testimony and 1000’s of paperwork submitted as proof in the course of the Public Order Emergency Fee’s hearings final fall.

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Rouleau’s last report says that though the inquiry was not targeted on the federal government response to COVID-19, Canadians felt confused by among the messaging from officers.

It singles out an error by the border companies company final January, when it launched an announcement saying unvaccinated Canadian truckers wouldn’t must quarantine after crossing the border, solely to difficulty a correction reversing that place the following day.

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