Jean Charest thinks supporting Freedom Convoy should disqualify leadership candidates
Showing a profound lack of judgment, former-Liberal Premier Jean Charest claimed Pierre Poilievre should be barred from running for leadership for supporting the Freedom Convoy.

TCS Wire

April 8, 2022

Showing a profound lack of judgment, former-Liberal Premier Jean Charest claimed Pierre Poilievre should be barred from running for leadership for supporting the Freedom Convoy.

“I have a competitor by the name of Mr. Poilievre who supported, as you know, the blockade [Freedom Convoy]. And if you want to be a leader in this country and a legislator, you can’t make laws and break laws,” he proudly told CTV News.

In a separate interview, again with CTV News, Charest claimed, “Laws are not a buffet table; if you’re a legislator, from which you choose what you want. Because what you’re really saying to people is I’m above the law.”

“You can’t be a leader of a party and the chief legislator of the country, as prime minister, and support people breaking the laws. That disqualifies you.”

Today, Charest took to Twitter to reiterate his position on the Convoy so that no one has any doubts about where he stands when it comes to Canadians fighting for their rights and freedoms — with Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh.

Regardless of what Liberals and “former Liberals” say, FINTRAC confirmed that the Freedom Convoy never posed and violent, extremist threat, Convoy supporters were not involved in arson, and they were cleared of all suspected weapons charges.

Nonetheless, Charest has chosen to up the ante from the non-position taken by feckless former leader Erin O’Toole.

Erin O’Toole notoriously waited until the front end of the Convoy reached Ottawa, and support for the Convoy was undeniable to say he supported the Convoy.

On the other hand, Pierre Poilievre and Leslyn Lewis tactfully denounced whatever hateful symbols were seen during demonstrations (which were likely planted) while saying they supported the protest and its pro-freedom message.

For his indecision, Erin O’Toole was ousted from the party. Charest, however, has taken a decision, one which will likely prove exceedingly unpopular.

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