Ottawa Freedom Convoy, You Decide What’s Next – A True Canadian Speaks | Brigette Belton
March 1, 2022
Our viewers may recall Brigette joined us as one of the organizers behind the Truckers’ Freedom Convoy to Ottawa. While she has been more active behind the scenes, Brigette has been fighting for our rights in Canada since before the cross-border mandate came into effect. She returns to the show today from an undisclosed location.
On the personal impact the Emergency Measures Act had…
This has been the most challenging time of my life. I have an opposing view to my government. I stood up to tell them about it because they weren’t listening. They can’t say they were. I talked to Roman Baber, I talked to Randy Hillier. I was active in trying to make this work prior, I even had a complaint with CBSA on the way they treated us. The message is more severe than that. I think it’s if you don’t agree with us, if you want to stand up and have a voice, we’ll crush you, we will crush you financially. And the reason I say that is because I had to do a lot of changing financial stuff. I had a friend go pay my mortgage. I was worried about my husband’s diabetic medication, if he was going to get it or not because we had to now move money from personal accounts to pay stuff we had already put money aside for.
On how this could have all been avoided…
These mandates are still in place. You still can’t go across the border; you still can’t come back without taking the two weeks off. Your problem hasn’t gone away and it hasn’t gotten any smaller either. We’re federal workers. And if we can’t be exempt, then why can some police officers be exempt? Why can some federal workers be exempt? But we’re not exempt. We’re the ones that for eight months had no food, no showers, no toilets. And if you were really concerned about the supply chain, you would have kept us segregated from all other people and you didn’t. Truck stops were still used by regular civilians. Had they segregated us from society at the beginning, I would have understood what they’re doing better now. It’s now, you either comply with what I tell you, or there are consequences and that is his favorite line. And I just look at that and go, ‘I’m not your kid. You’re not going to bend me over and spank me’.
On her message to Canadians and the government…
First off, I guess I want to leave a message to our government. All you had to do was sit at a table and talk with us. That’s all I asked of you. I didn’t ask you to destroy the government and go to a vote. I didn’t ask for that. I asked you to drop mandates. I asked you to give me the life I’ve had for 50 years of my life before you decided to mess with it. And to all the working Canadians, I just want you to know. I may not have won when I went to Ottawa, I did my best. You have your opinion, that’s what I went to fight for, so you can have your opinion. You have the opportunity to still stand up.
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