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The Conservative Party has become the political arm of the trucker’s convoy

The Conservative party has made a turn to the hard right. No doubt they want to swallow up lost voters further to the right that have turned to the PPC. 
What this means in practice is an outright rejection of any public health measures that actually prevent Covid infections and transmission.

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Pierre Poilievre is no friend of the working class, despite his pro-worker ranting

Poilievre’s announcement to run as Prime Minister touches on working-class issues, with a mood of plausible, genuine sincerity. He even mentions the working class by name. Of course, Poilievre doesn’t care about the working class at all.
His solution to alleviating poverty in Canada is to put the social welfare bureaucracy “out of business.”

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The truckers convoy promotes social harm, not “mandating freedom.”

The organizers of the covid convoy have been demanding they speak to the manager of Canada. While they claim to fight for freedom and “vaccine choice,” this couldn’t be further from the truth. What all the elements within the spectrum of supporters of the convoy have in common is the promotion of social harm.

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BC government cut health coverage to migrants twice during the pandemic

BC excludes some workers, students, and newcomers to the province from receiving healthcare benefits. This forces people to pay for their own healthcare out of their own pocket.
During the pandemic, temporary policies were introduced to cover these groups of people, but were eventually revoked. If Canada’s public healthcare system is to be truly universal, these barriers to healthcare must be removed immediately. 

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Don’t just blame the anti-vaxxers, blame our political elites too

Justin Trudeau has chosen to place all of the blame on the unvaccinated for the current spike in cases and hospitalizations. The problem is, this is only a half-truth. It is political scapegoating. The other half of the problem is Trudeau himself – and the rest of Canada’s political elites who have declined to improve Canada’s public health system for decades.
There is so much more that our political leaders could have done to prevent, or at least mitigate, the current surge in Omicron cases and hospitalizations.

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