Watching the rise of the extreme right wing in Canada - 2019-02-23
There is a worrying trend developing in Canada and it is the rise of the extreme right wing that we see south of the border.
This week the pipeline protesters rolled into Ottawa in their oilfield trucks and staged a protest on Parliament Hill. The protest was noisy and orderly, but it was overshadowed by the so-called yellow vesters. Members of this fringe group are anti-immigrant, racist and a right-wing menace and have little actual interest in pipelines.
The protest was loud and tied up traffic on Wellington Street in front of the Parliament buildings. However, large trucks take up space but only carry a few people. When the protesters gathered for their rally, they formed a group estimated by the media to be about 150 people.