Just take a look at this short (less than one minute) video, please …
… as one wag put it, “smaller forces have invaded Belgium.” All for one foolish man who decided to defy an order to stop serving meals indoors in his Toronto restaurant.
No consider, please, Roxham Road …
… where, for the past four years tens of thousands of illegal migrants have crossed into Canada and have been allowed to stay and make a claim for asylum just because they did NOT follow the rules. Where were all those (dozens, surely? hundreds?) police officers. I know, I know the ones at the second rate BBQ joint are City of Toronto police and Roxham Road is ‘policed’ by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and Canada Border Services agents, but you get my point, don’t you? Our (we taxpayers fund ALL of this, locally, provincially and federally) resources are used to meet political ends. Someone thought a small army was needed to arrest one guy who broke the public health rules; someone else thought that police officers should act more like hotel doormen and bellhops than law enforcement officers:
Both choices were made by the people we elected to act on our behalf. I’m not persuaded that either decision made any sense at all.
In my opinion, hundreds of law enforcement and border agents should have been deployed to turn people away, as forcibly as need be, before they set so much as one foot on Canadian soil. Equally, in my opinion, two or three police officers would have been sufficient to serve the owner of the BBQ joint with his arrest warrant and drive him to the local lockup for processing. If any bystanders had tried to interfere they should have been beaten into submission with billy sticks … police still have batons, don’t they? They still know how to use them, don’t they? Interfering with a lawful arrest is still a crime, isn’t it? Being stupid enough to interfere with police officers arresting someone ought to earn one a bloody nose, even a cracked skull.
We make choices when we vote. It seems to me that the people, many of them in Toronto, who voted for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals in 2015 and again in 2019, and for John Tory, in Toronto, should be asking themselves if they made the best choices.