Poilievre Calls On Mendicino To Resign For Making False Statements To Canadians To Suspend Civil Liberties

Toronto, ONToday, candidate for Prime Minister Pierre Poilievre demanded that Minister of Public Safety MarcMendicino resign for making false statements to Canadians in the House of Commons and creating a fake excuse to invoke the Emergencies Act.

On April 28 in the House of Commons, Minister Mendicino said: “It was on the advice of law enforcement that we invoked the Emergencies Act.”

Then, on May 11, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki said: “No, there was never a question of requesting the Emergencies Act. Further on June 2, former Ottawa Chief of Police Peter Sloly said: “I did not make that request, I’m not aware of anybody else in the Ottawa Police Service who did.”  

Now, Deputy Minister of Public Safety Rob Stewart is saying: “My understanding is that there is a misunderstanding of the Minister’s words.”

“It’s crystal clear that the Minister made false statements in the House of Commons,” said Poilievre. “And it wasn’t just about something trivial. He wanted to give Trudeau cover to invoke the Emergencies Act, freeze people’s bank accounts, and trample on civil liberties.”

Poilievre called on the Minister to resign. “The Minister made false statements. If he messed up, then he’s incompetent. If he lied, then he’s dishonest. Either way, he can’t keep this important job”.

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