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Poilievre slams media for trying to label convoy protesters as extremists

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre pointed out that CBC employees have accused the company of systemic racism, "and yet we don't see the media here generalize the CBC as racist."

Poilievre slams media for trying to label convoy protesters as extremists
The Canadian Press / Adrian Wyld
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Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre blasted the “liberal media” for generalizing the Truckers For Freedom convoy as extremists, based on a small number of individuals who have attached themselves to the convoy instead of focusing on the broad issues opposed by the group. 

“Whenever you have [5,000] or 10,000 people who are part of any group, you're bound to have a number who [do] or say unacceptable things,” Poilievre said. “They should be individually responsible for the things they say and do.”

Poilievre continued, saying just because there is a small number of questionable characters who have attached themselves to the massive convoy, “that doesn't mean we disparage the thousands of hard-working, law-abiding and peaceful truckers” who have been the backbone of the country the past two years by keeping stores stocked with food.

Comparing the convoy to left-wing protests that have taken place on Parliament Hill, Poilievre criticized the media for not scraping through the social media accounts of “every single [person] who attends, to try and find one person that they can disparage the whole group with.”

“We don't see CBC, for example, [which] has been accused by its own employees of systemic racism — and yet we don't see the media here generalize the CBC as racist.”

The convoy, which is opposed to not only vaccine mandates for cross-border truckers, but COVID restrictions as a whole, is set to arrive in Ottawa this weekend. Poilievre has promised he would meet with representatives from the protest upon their arrival.

Rebel News has embedded Chief Videographer Mocha Bezirgan with the convoy as it makes its way across the country. To help cover the costs of travel and accommodation on his journey, and to see all of our stories about the convoy, visit ConvoyReports.com.

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