Help wanted: a courageous national leader to speak up for the rest of us
We desperately need a confident leader, not just to stare down the incoherent bullies who have been tormenting the citizens of downtown Ottawa and wreaking economic havoc at our borders, but someone who could lead, or even inspire, a massive groundswell of hope and unity after the insurrection and the pandemic are over.
'Freedom Trucker Convoy' protesters, pictured in Ottawa on Feb. 5, 2022. The whiteness of the protest, as many have pointed out, also explains the extraordinary courtesies extended to demonstrators. But the longer they stay, and stay, the weaker our elected leaders look, writes Susan Riley. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia