(LifeSiteNews) – As the political science continues to evolve and the world moves on from the “pandemic,” all eyes are now on Ukraine and Russia.

For a month, the most engaging phenomenon in recent Canadian history took place on the streets of Ottawa. All eyes were on the frozen streets in front of Parliament as thousands of trucks and tens of thousands of patriots descended on Trudeau’s stronghold to demand an end to the nonsense.

We all know the story by now: It started as a hopeful movement of love and unity, and then the totalitarian leftists couldn’t take it anymore, so they sent in the storm troopers and moved on to freezing bank accounts.

Some people believe that because the movement did not result in a complete and radical change to Canadian government that somehow the movement ultimately failed. This is a wrong conclusion.

The Freedom Convoy was wildly successful and we have the convoy to thank for our daily recapturing of freedoms and normalcy.

Mandates are dropping, as are fraudulent death tallies of wrongly labeled COVID death.

Many politicians are pretending that the convoy didn’t change anything, and the “science evolved.” That is malarkey. The science did not start to “evolve” until the nation woke up and started demanding the Old Normal. In the weeks and months leading up to the convoy, top-docs and bureaucrats all over the country were saying masks and vax-passes were here to stay.

Magically, they all started to go away as Ottawa was filled with honks of freedom.

In my opinion, there are three areas of utmost importance that have improved because of the convoy, and which will contribute to lasting influence on Canadian freedom.

1. The Conservative Party had a rude awakening

Before the convoy, the Conservative Party of Canada was nothing better than a centrist-leftist party under the leadership of a squishy and intolerable moron.

Erin O’Toole was at the helm, and it was clear that he had drunk the COVID-KoolAid to the dregs. When Trudeau was doing his best Hitler impersonation during the federal election last fall – screaming about the unacceptable unvaxxed people – all O’Toole could do was muster up enough courage to say that everyone should get vaccinated, and that the unclean should have to pay for their own tests to access services with their vaxxed superiors.

O’Toole was pathetic, and the party was just as pathetic as he was, and they should be ashamed of themselves to going along with his idiocy.

It seems that the COVID spell had gripped the hapless politicians who pretended they were conservative, and, until the convoy started to roll, it seemed like there was no end in sight to offensive mockery of Canadian history that was the Conservative Party of Canada.

Then, news came out of the Western hinterlands that a group of trucks was gaining momentum, and as they passed through the prairies, prairie politicians jumped on the bandwagon. Eventually, numerous Conservatives had their Pinocchio moment and became real little boys and girls, with beating hearts and warm blood. Their spines grew in strength and they too honked their loudest in parliament demanding an end to the mandates and the destruction of Canadian society.

O’Toole stayed true to his grotesque milquetoast incompetence, and he fudged the opportunity to support the truckers. Within days – he was GONE. A veritable uprising took place in the party, and we now have ourselves a good ol’ fashioned leadership race with men and women in the party who can actually lead. It has been a long time since conservative politics were this exciting in Canada, and it is exciting to be a part of.

2. Trudeau’s regime is now under investigation

The application of the Emergencies Act by Trudeau was received like a death-blow to the freedom movement in Canada.

We watched as bank accounts were frozen, and Mounted Police stomped – literally stomped – out the protests and the protesters.

However, here’s the thing: The usage of the Emergencies Act (EA) does not exist in a vacuum, and it is not a “get of jail free card” as a way to impose Martial Law.

If you read the legislation, it is actually quite sane and reasonable. In essence, the EA allows for a head of state to skip the normal process of parliament in order to respond to a real emergency. The fatal flaw in the EA was that it was written by sane people and was expected to be used by sane people when the time came.

Nonetheless, even though the insane Justin Trudeau had his devilish fun by pretending he was as hard-core as his father – who was the last to invoke similar legislation – the usage of the EA is not without consequences.

Currently, there is an investigation into how the EA was used, which is a part of the law itself. A group made up of members of all parties, both in the Senate and the House, is currently looking at how the Act was used, and whether it was justified.

Legal professionals from both the Right and the Left are not convinced that Trudeau’s regime met the legal standards for using it.

As part of the investigation, a high level of scrutiny will be on Trudeau’s actions, as well as those of all the levels of government that colluded with him.

Things may turn out very ugly for those who embarrassed Canada on the world stage by using war-time powers for a protest filled with happy-go-lucky patriots, trucks and bouncy castles.

It isn’t clear what the consequences could be for the criminals in parliament, and Trudeau has a serpentine way of evading legal trouble when he is clearly guilty – he has done so before. However, the court of public opinion is rife with anger right now, and Trudeau is an international embarrassment.

There are more than a few skeletons in Trudeau’s closet. I wonder if he keeps his favorite blackface outfits in the same closet?

3. Being Canadians is Cool again

If I was still teaching, I would say, “Raise your hand if you thought about leaving Canada during the ‘pandemic.’” I know a ton of people who left Canada for greener pastures, or who tried to do so. Life here has been bleak, which is saying a lot considering how bleak our winters are.

Canada has become an embarrassment over the last few years, and was becoming so even before COVID was declared the plague to end all plagues.

Our churches were burned with public support. Our provinces were almost all locked down in ways that made Californian look sane. And, we have some of the most rigid travel standards for unvaxxed citizens on earth – unvaxxed Canadians basically can’t leave the country.

This is a bit ironic, isn’t it? You would think that if they hated the unvaxxed masses so much that they would want them to leave …

At any rate, the Freedom Convoy put Canada back on the international stage, and for the right reasons.

Sure, the leftist media was against the convoy, but the leftist media is against anything and everything that is good.

The Honk of Freedom became an international phenomenon, and for the first time in a while, even Americans looked up to Canadians as heroes, including former President Donald Trump.

The Canadian spirit did not die in the years leading up to the convoy, and it did not die because Trudeau had an international tempter tantrum.

True freedom is on the move in Canada, and we all owe its resurgence to the diesel-fueled patriotism of the Freedom Convoy.

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Kennedy Hall is an Ontario based journalist for LifeSiteNews. He is married with children and has a deep love for literature and political philosophy. He is the author of Terror of Demons: Reclaiming Traditional Catholic Masculinity, a non-fiction released by TAN books, and Lockdown with the Devil, a fiction released by Our Lady of Victory Press. He writes frequently for Crisis Magazine, Catholic Family News, and is on the editorial board at OnePeterFive.