The Canada Revenue Agency has published false reports claiming angry truckers were looting their offices, says Blacklock’s Reporter.
This occurs amid a larger attempt to paint the Freedom Convoy as having turned violent.
CRA management in a bulletin to staff claimed it had “confirmation” truckers opposed to vaccine orders began raiding office building near their headquarters. Truckers were believed to be looting offices and causing property damage, it said.
No such raids occurred. Ottawa Police added that it had not received any reports of looting and had not arrested any trucker for mischief, property damage, assault or other illegal offense.
“Police are aware many demonstrators have announced their intention to stay in place,” police said in a statement.
Liberal MPs have also lied. One told the Commons that the truckers’ protest was so raucous that residents feared to leave their homes, but he provided no examples.
“My community is under siege right now,” said MP Yasir Naqvi (Ottawa Centre). “For three days in a row residents are unable to sleep. They feel they have been harassed and intimidated and they have been yelled at. The front of their homes have been defecated and urinated on.
“Please ask the protesters to leave the residential areas of my community alone. They can make their point on Parliament Hill but let us make sure the residents who live here can live peacefully and not accept any hate.”
Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis (Haldimand-Norfolk, Ont.) accused critics of the Freedom Convoy of a double standard.
“We recognize the need to prevent protesters from interrupting and blocking critical care facilities like hospitals, but not railroads,” said Lewis.