A goal of the national project is to make sure people aren’t left in the far-right echo chambers, said John Cartwright, chair of the Council of Canadians. Giving people who are frustrated about the pandemic, cost of living or other issues a space to put their energy into hopeful and inclusive work instead is keyDiwa Marcelino
Signs point to another convoy protest heading to Ottawa for Canada Day this Friday. But community organizers are gearing up to push back. Brian Latour, one of those activists, with Community Solidarity Ottawa, joins Moore In The Morning.
The lesson of the pandemic and our own history as Canadians is that we do way better, not when we tear each other apart when the politics of hate and division prevail, but when we do things through public policies and programs — things like health care and the social safety net for the poor and elderly. That’s how we deal with adversityJohn Cartwright
The Community Solidarity Project is not just aimed at protecting communities from events like the Freedom Convoy, but also at reaching across the divide that might exist between an individual and their neighbour, family member or friend who might hold extremist views themselves.