Canada Is a Warning to America; ‘It Can Happen to You’

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22 February 2023
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Ezra Levant, founder and head of Rebel News, said on Breitbart News Sunday with host Joel Pollak that Canada’s ongoing erosion of human freedom and undermining of constitutional rights are a warning to Americans, given the United States’ current political trajectory.

Levant reflected on Canadian Prime Minister [Justin] Trudeau’s invocation of the Emergencies Act to end the Freedom Convoy demonstrations in Ottawa, Ontario, while describing Canada’s political descent as a “cautionary tale” to Americans.

“Could that happen in America?” Levant asked. “The answer is of course it could.” He added, “I’m not saying it’s all lost, but we’re going in the wrong direction, and if it can happen to Canada — which used to be just as free as you — it can happen to you.”...

Levant noted that promises in constitutional documents are meaningless without genuine support and understanding of them by individuals in authority...

Pollak asked if the Freedom Convoy accomplished anything valuable for Canadians.

“It was the only thing that achieved anything,” Levant replied. “Every single other so-called check and balance in our society failed … but when the truckers came, truly — it was, as Orwell would say, the proles would save us — immediately things started to happen.”...