Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did everything he could to shut down the Freedom Convoy protesters; from declaring a state of emergency, to seizing money they fundraised, to sending the police in to use physical force against them.
Trudeau is still dealing with the political fallout from how he handled the Freedom Convoy demonstration, with a vast majority of voters disapproving of his handling of the situation and his overall approval rating dipping significantly. The Gateway Pundit Reports–
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party approval rating has reached its lowest point in nearly a year, following Trudeau’s crackdown on “Freedom Convoy” protestors in February, according to a Tuesday poll from Nanos Research.
Nanos Research, a public opinion and polling company based out of Ottawa, Canada, released a poll showing that Trudeau’s liberal party was facing its lowest approval rating in nearly 12 months, according to the Wall Street Journal. Trudeau’s remarks towards those who challenged his COVID-19 health policies came under fire from members of his own party, who considered them disdainful, the outlet reported.
A separate Nanos poll found that 47% of Canadians’ impression of Trudeau was “worsened” by the Prime Minister’s “handling of the Truckers Convoy Protest.” Comparatively, 20% said it improved their impression of Trudeau while 31% said it had “no impact,” the poll found. An additional 2% were “unsure” of how their impressions were affected.
Last month, a group chat was leaked that showed police actively take joy in brutalizing Freedom Convoy demonstrators. In what is alleged to be an RCMP group chat, police officers made jokes about protesters hearing their ‘jackboots on the ground’.
One officer seemed excited at the chance to beat up protesters, saying that he hopes protests are still going on next week so he can ‘get his turn’ in a text sent the weekend before police began using violence against the mostly peaceful demonstrators.