Politicians downplaying far-right extremism in convoy naive and willfully ignorant, say criminologists
Spending three weeks occupying a city, camped out with like-minded people is in itself a radicalizing process.
Interim Conservative Leader Candice Bergen, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, and PPC Leader Maxime Bernier, pictured. Canadian politicians who either didn't expect the far-right movement or continue to downplay its existence in the 'freedom convoy' are either 'naive' or willfully ignorant, say criminologists. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade