Dear Prime Minister Trudeau:
The so-called ‘Freedom Convoy’ is dangerously transitioning from an occupation of Parliament to an escalating national insurrection.
Your Father would not have tolerated such a despicable, blatantly racist, and hateful challenge to the democratic ideals and principles of our country – ideals and principles that courageous soldiers sacrificed their lives to defend.
When asked to what extent he was willing to go to defend Canada from the threat of the FLQ crisis, your late Father said, "Just watch me!" before he invoked the War Measures Act.
Mr. Prime Minister, it is now your moment to immediately invoke the Emergency Measures Act! The truckers convoy threatens to destroy the democratic ideals, civil liberties, and human rights that our forbearers fought long and hard for; the time is now for the necessary emergency measures to be taken to ensure peace, safety, and security can overcome destructive division, upheaval, and disruption.
In memory of your late Father; I remain,
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip
President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs