Ottenbreit, Carr should explain their support of yellow vest movement - 2019-01-29
"The extreme fringe is now the rug," Meili told the Saskatoon StarPhoenix's Alex MacPherson — a line that may be vaguely familiar to you as one that former premier Brad Wall once liked to utter about the NDP. "What we've seen from the yellow vest movement, as it's developed in Canada, is a focus on some pretty ugly things …
"What I'm concerned (about) is it sends a signal that they're alongside some of the drastic anti-immigration messages, some of the more violent or hateful messages that have been coming out of the yellow vest protests."
To be clear, not everyone at yellow vest rallies is a crazed xenophobe. A majority of people from Alberta and Saskatchewan likely agree with its central grassroots-driven pro-pipeline, anti-Trudeau sentiment. However, what they don't agree with is exactly what Meili says is of concern.
Notwithstanding the efforts by some to scrub clean the yellow vest image, those anti-immigrant, global-conspiracy rally signs and posts on yellow vest social media sites are destroying the group's credibility. Even the conservative right and other pro-pipeline supporters have seen this as a problem, which is exactly why yellow vests weren't welcomed at the Canada Action rally in front of the legislature earlier this month. It may even be causing the yellow vest movement to splinter.