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February 19, 2022


The Ottawa protest and also the concurrent blocking of border bridges, which continued for 22 days before intervention, included tactics not usually seen in Canadian protests, such as harassment of citizens who live or work in that neighbourhood, and a concerted effort to jam Ottawa's 911 emergency service that came from calls mostly placed from US addresses. Such tactics will result in more stringent terms for what is permitted under citizen's Charter Rights to "freedom of peaceful assembly".

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Who was Cassandra?

  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.