How close is too close to the far-right? Why some experts are worried about Canada's MPs - 2022-07-07
Wearing a crisp blue shirt and a politician's smile, he walked up to a group of anti-vaccine mandate protesters and led the pack as it walked down Ottawa's streets.
Beside him marched a man named James Topp, an anti-vaccine figure now set to face a court martial, who had been walking across the country to draw attention to his opposition to vaccine mandates. Topp, however, had recently joined a podcast run by far-right figurehead Jeremy Mackenzie for over an hour, saying that the podcast and others like it "kept (him) hanging on." Mackenzie said in January that the "Freedom Convoy," which gathered in Ottawa in February, could "bring down the government."
"I want to be there. I want to see this s–-t happen," Mackenzie said in a YouTube broadcast at the time.