Conservative MP promotes unsubstantiated conspiracy theory about Wet'suwet'en protests - 2020-02-20
Todd Doherty, the Conservative MP for Cariboo-Prince George, rose in the House of Commons on Thursday to espouse a conspiracy theory. Doherty told his peers that U.S. protesters were being bused into Canada to fuel the Wet'suwet'en solidarity protests. The MP offered no evidence to back up his claim.
This is an escalation from last week's rhetoric when Doherty accused the non-violent protesters of being "professional activists."
The unproven theory put forward by the Conservative MP is not dissimilar from one that has been central to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's communications strategy. Kenney has been speaking of foreign climate activists for the past few years. His claims of a foreign-funded conspiracy, however, have been thoroughly debunked.