The QAnon Conspiracy Has Spread to Canada - 2018-12-20

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F0.png The QAnon Conspiracy Has Spread to Canada December 20, 2018, Mack Lamoureux, Vice News

We know this because last weekend the Canadian QAnon conspiracy theorists came out to play at a rally inspired by the yellow vest protests in France. Across Canada people—donned in yellow vests of their own—railed against Justin Trudeau. They're mad for a myriad of reasons, such as what they view as lax immigration policy or Trudeau's treatment of the oil sands, and some are calling for Trudeau to be tried (and in some cases executed) for treason.

At the rallies in Quebec, Ottawa, and Western Canada, some supporters among the hundreds who made up the Canadian version of the yellow vests hauled QAnon signs, emblazoned the letter on their clothing, or showed off the slogan #WWG1WGA (where we go one we go all). If you go to the Canadian Yellow Vest pages—and really any other far-right Canadian Facebook page—you'll find a hefty portion regarding QAnon and the fantastical nonsense that surrounds it.

The conspiracy, which first gained traction in the US, centres on US President Donald Trump secretly taking actions against the "deep state" who are plotting against him. The theory ropes in the Clintons, pedophile rings, murder, and all sorts of other nefarious topics. It's a convoluted and rambling theory which changes daily. Needless to say, QAnon people tend to make rather big leaps in logic. Their unwieldy theories suggest prominent Democrats are secretly indicted based on a grainy ankle photo, or that JFK Jr. never died but actually faked his own death and took a secret identity in order to help his friend Trump to take down the deep state. If you want more, there are lots of explainers out there.

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{{cite news | first = Mack | last = Lamoureux | title = The QAnon Conspiracy Has Spread to Canada | url = https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/qvq5pq/the-qanon-conspiracy-has-spread-to-canada | work = Vice News | date = December 20, 2018 | accessdate = May 22, 2019 }}