Yellow Vesters and Others, Including (Former?) Soldier Continuing to Engage In Assassination Fantasies

On Thursday, Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick appeared before the House of Commons justice committee to address questions concerning SNC-Lavalin, however he also discussed the increasingly dangerous political climate specifically referring to an incident during the United We Roll/Yellow Vests rally that occurred earlier in the week:





Wernick spoke about his concern that the language being used by some politicians were examples of, "violence-inciting rhetoric that may lead to an assassination during the upcoming federal election campaign." A number of politicians on the right criticized Mr. Wernick as well as others who echoed his concerns:






Of course this blog as well as Yellow Vests Canada Exposed, the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, and a number of journalist have already provided ample evidence for Mr. Wernick's and Ms. Khalid's statements:



Mr. Wernick's concerns were dismissed by Yellow Vests Canada founder and Facebook group administrator Marc "Tyler" Malenfant who suggested that any attempt to murder a Canadian politician would be a "false flag" which is the claim made by similar groups whenever the toxic rhetoric results in a real world tragedy. Not surprisingly he used the recent case of Jussie Smollett to make his point:


Also not surprisingly, those posting responded agreed:







Of course one can already see the problem with Malenfant's claim in that even in this thread many reactionary Yellow Vest members are openly hoping for the assassination of the prime minister. Also problematic is that prior to Malenfant suggesting that any attempt to murder Trudeau would be a false flag, the topic was already being discussed on the group's Facebook page:


There are two threads responding to this specific link. I would first note that it is a link not to a reputable news site, but that of the Cultural Action Party, a fringe ethnic nationalist party run by Brad Salzberg who has ties to hate groups including the Soldiers of Odin and the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam. The title itself is misleading; Mr. Wernick wasn't specifically referring to the SNC-Lavalin situation but to the general political atmosphere. Also, while Wernick doesn't specifially refer to Trudeau, those commenting assume that he is referring to the prime minister as the potential target and theeyyyyy LOVE that!









There is also a longer second thread referring to the same Cultural Action Party link:
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Yellow Vesters and Others, Including (Former?) Soldier Continuing to Engage In Assassination Fantasies