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OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) — As Pierre Poilievre throws his hat early into the ring to become Canada’s next Prime Minister, perhaps conservatives should refrain from getting too optimistic.  

It is clear that the Freedom Convoy has shaken up political discourse in Canada over the past two weeks. As Alberta and Saskatchewan both signal an end to all COVID restrictions, and as Trudeau’s health czar Theresa Tam suggests the government “re-examine” extreme measures such as COVID passports, the most notable effect has been the federal Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) expressing their complete reversal on their allegiance to the COVID regime by booting out their leader and becoming outspoken for freedom overnight.  

As the Conservatives either stayed silent or supported the COVID dictatorship for two years, one can’t help but rejoice that the CPC seems to be shifting away from Trudeau-lite medical tyranny to Trump-inspired populism. However, one also feels some hard-headed trepidation.  

Leading the charge for the CPC is Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre, who made headlines when he voiced support for the Freedom Convoy protestors while slamming the mainstream media over their blatant left-wing bias.  

Since then, the CPC has booted O’Toole as leader, appointed deputy leader Candice Bergen as interim leader, and apparently adopted the mission of the Freedom Convoy itself by continually bashing Trudeau for the imposition of the medical apartheid they themselves allowed for the past two years.  

Surfing the waves of the massive pro-freedom movement sweeping the nation, Poilievre has now announced his desire to become the Conservatives’ next leader and oust Justin ‘Blackface’ Trudeau from his now-rarely occupied Ottawa office once and for all. 

But is Poilievre conservative? Is a Poilievre-led government going to finally put the country back on track? Has the O’Toole era of the CPC genuinely been laid to rest, or would Poilievre just make it his job to keep it on life support until the shattered public trust is slowly rebuilt?  

First, credit where credit is due. I think it is clear that Poilievre is far better than the now-ousted leader Erin O’Toole. While the media and the Liberals have accused the peaceful demonstrators in Ottawa and around the country of being racists, Nazis, insurrectionists, and even pawns of Russian agitators, Poilievre has stuck his neck out for ordinary Canadians.  

He has stood up for the truckers and their allies, mentioned that the coverage of the protests by the mainstream is obviously slanted and potentially libelous, and even advocated for the goals of the protesters by announcing his desire for a complete eradication of all so-called COVID restrictions in the country. 

So, what am I complaining about? Supporting Poilievre sounds like a no-brainer! A relatively young, articulate Albertan who has displayed courage amid some of the most intense establishment-funded, Great Reset-pushing, radical left-wing political attacks in the history of Canadian democracy, he’s a godsend in our crumbling nation! 

This is where I remain skeptical, and I think with good reason. 

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Since launching our petition in support of the Freedom Convoy truckers less than one week ago, we've managed to obtain more than 65,000 signatures from freedom-loving people in every corner of the world!

This is an excellent show of support for the international cause of freedom from intrusive medical mandates, but Canada's truckers still find themselves a foremost target of their government, at both the federal and, now, local levels.

In fact, Mayor Jim Watson has even instituted an entirely unnecessary and politically-motivated "state of emergency" in Ottawa simply due to the truckers' presence there.

So if you haven't already, please SIGN this important petition, which calls on Prime Minister Trudeau and his pro-mandate allies to acknowledge the medical autonomy of working people by reversing course in the federal strategy to combat Covid.

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Canadian truckers are fighting back against Justin Trudeau's Covid overreach and medical tyranny, and are giving people across the country -- and the world -- a new voice for freedom!

These truckers, like millions of other Canadians, have been subjected to unprecedented medical coercion, manipulation, and intimidation on behalf of Trudeau's liberal government, and, with their livelihoods on the line, they have risen to meet the moment by bringing their cause directly to Ottawa in the form of a massive Freedom Convoy!

But, unsurprisingly, they are still being met with resistance by extreme politicians who wish to exercise complete control over these truckers' -- and all Canadians' -- medical autonomy, which is why we're asking you to show your support for these brave, hardworking men and women by adding your name and your voice to their cause.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him to back off these truckers, change course in his approach to Covid, and support the medical autonomy of the truckers and all working Canadians going forward.

Like millions of Canadian workers across the country, truckers are being required by Justin Trudeau's Liberal government to get the experimental Covid-19 vaccine, or face a 14-day quarantine period if and when they cross the border into the United States to make their deliveries.

These truckers were categorized as "essential workers" (which they most certainly are) during the worst days of the Covid crisis, when lockdowns were the universal norm and millions of people were forced out of their jobs and offices. Even so, they remained on the job through it all, ensuring that essentials were available to people in every corner of the country, even when some businesses were shut down and strict rules were in place that made something as simple as grocery shopping a challenge for millions.

In fact, Prime Minister Trudeau went out of his way to compliment these men and women back in March of 2020, tweeting the following:

While many of us are working from home, there are others who aren’t able to do that - like the truck drivers who are working day and night to make sure our shelves are stocked. So when you can, please #ThankATrucker for everything they’re doing and help them however you can.

In fact, But just yesterday, Trudeau went on the record at a press conference labeling these truckers everything from "racists" to "Nazis" in a simply stunning reversal from his earlier comments.

So why the sudden change in attitude from the Prime Minister?

Because, as it turns out, these truckers are refusing to sit idly by while their rights -- and the rights of millions of working Canadians -- remain under attack like never before, and they are standing up to Trudeau and challenging his government's radical medical tyranny head-on.

With their livelihoods on the line, these truckers decided it was time to take action.

This past weekend, the #FreedomConvoy led a 50-mile-long caravan of what's estimated to be thousands of truckers from across Canada to Parliament Hill in Ottawa, where they staged a monumental demonstration to protest Trudeau's vaccination mandate.

In addition, truckers from across the United States (who are similarly fighting to preserve their own medical freedoms against a power-hungry federal government) also joined the Freedom Convoy to stand in solidarity with their neighbors to the north.

This massive, now-international movement to restore the individual rights of these truckers and all working people after nearly two years' worth of lockdowns, mandates, and vast government overreach and infringement is taking Ottawa -- and all of Canada -- by storm.

Look no further than the trucker's GoFundMe, which has raised $10 million in support of their cause -- more than what was raised by either of Canada's two major political parties during the last financial quarter of 2021.

The grassroots are clearly on their side (and the side of freedom), but even so, Trudeau remains unmoved...

He has dismissed the truckers and their supporters as a "small fringe," and has even accused the organizers of the Freedom Convoy and its participants of holding "unacceptable views."

But Justin Trudeau is wrong: These hardworking men and women are not racists or Nazis, and they are certainly not a fringe group -- they are patriotic, freedom-loving Canadians who refuse to stand down when being faced with egregious medical tyranny on the federal government's part, and who are using their constitutional right(s) to freedom of speech and expression to be a unified voice for millions of others faced with similar medical mandates.

And they need our support.

So please, take a few minutes now to SIGN and SHARE this important petition asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reverse course by supporting these truckers (and all working Canadians) by abandoning intrusive, unconstitutional vaccination mandates for working people going forward.

This petition will be delivered, in person, to both Prime Minister Trudeau and the leaders of the Freedom Convoy.

Let's show Justin Trudeau, once and for all, that the desire to live and work freely is not just limited to a "small fringe," but rather the inherent right of ALL Canadians and their millions of backers from across the globe -- including YOU!

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Poilievre and social conservatism 

As the Conservative Party is forced to abandon the attempted liberalization of Canadian conservatism and adopt a more populist-oriented and genuinely right-wing platform, Poilievre is not the social conservative Canada needs.  

While Poilievre seems great on COVID issues, a complete rearrangement of the CPC should be just that, a complete rearrangement. With the momentum provided by the Freedom Convoy, now is the time for the CPC to become conservative, not for the CPC to remain the Liberal Party minus COVID histrionics.  

Poilievre is pro-abortion and decidedly pro-LGBT. In fact, Poilievre voted in favor of the so-called “conversion therapy bill” that political commentators and lawyers say has essentially criminalized parents teaching their own children the Bible’s view on sexuality 

The “conversion therapy” bill doesn’t just ban what is normally thought of when the term conversion therapy is used, such as egregious and archaic methods like “shock therapy,” but it outright criminalizes any attempt to counsel or aid people with same-sex attraction and/or gender dysphoria, even if the person wants to have their desires diminished, and even if that person is your own child.  

Under Poilievre, will your kids have to wear masks at school? Unlikely. But will your children be taught simple biological truths like men cannot get pregnant? Also unlikely.  

Conservatism ought to be coherent. It ought not display blatant contradictions. It ought to reject all propaganda in favor of perennial truths. Conservatism that picks and chooses which social poison to reject, and which to adopt, will lead us back to O’Toole, not away from him.  

Abortion may be the best example of this. Poilievre voted against the pro-life bill that sought to ban the blatantly evil practice of sex-selective abortion. On one hand, Poilievre seems to stand up for each Canadian’s fundamental right to life, liberty, and security of the person, but on the other hand he thinks that this right kicks in only once a child is born.  

Some may be thinking, “But right now we need to focus on COVID; we can sort out the rest later!”  or “We will never get a perfect leader; this is not the time to be puritanical!” While there may be some truth to this line of reasoningat least in the sense that we will never find the perfect leader outside of ChristI think the nearly 100,000 children killed in utero each year may feel differently.  

We all want a free Canada, but we should want a free Canada for all Canadians, born or unborn. While an immediate end to the COVID regime is needed, we must ask ourselves: Does a country that denies the right to life, liberty, and security of the person to its most innocent deserve it in any capacity for anyone at all? 

Jack Bingham is an addiction recovery advocate and author turned Catholic journalist and writer. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Laurentian University and currently resides in Western Canada with his wife and children.