Emergencies Act Inquiry is ripping the veneer off the myth of fair policing
The galling backdrop to this inquiry is that we haven’t named the foundational belief that underpins this whole thing. If it were thousands of Indigenous people driving trucks and setting up hot tubs on Wellington Street, we’d be arrested or dead within 36 hours.
Most of Ottawa's Wellington Street was blocked off by Freedom Convoy supporters, such as this one, pictured on Feb. 17, 2022, for more than three weeks last winter. This would not have been allowed to happen if the protesters were Indigenous people. This is what racism looks like on a grand, national scale, writes Rose LeMay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade