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ISG Senator Mary Jane McCallum and Grand Chief Arlen Dumas

Senator Mary Jane McCallum (Manitoba) is a member the Independent Senators Group and Grand Chief Arlen Dumas is chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC).

Freedom trucker convoy protest Ottawa, Feb. 6, 2022. The ongoing protests, with the stated goal of overriding government, are being met with a more passive police response. Why has the rule of law been applied unevenly in these two instances? Protesters blowing horns all day and night and not allowing people to sleep is a form of torture against vulnerable residents. Sleep deprivation is traditionally used by torturers around the world. This is not freedom of expression. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Freedom trucker convoy protest Ottawa, Feb. 6, 2022. The ongoing protests, with the stated goal of overriding government, are being met with a more passive police response. Why has the rule of law been applied unevenly in these two instances? Protesters blowing horns all day and night and not allowing people to sleep is a form of torture against vulnerable residents. Sleep deprivation is traditionally used by torturers around the world. This is not freedom of expression. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia